| Oct 28, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Even healthy children can come down with a case of the flu severe enough to cause death in a matter of days, according to a new report from researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In fact, children who were in good health...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 11:53 AM
A senior World Health Organization official announced that the United Nations agency would convene an emergency committee to plan for a possible escalation in illnesses caused by the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, or MERS-CoV.
| Jan 24, 2014
| 12:09 PM
State health officials reported Friday that California influenza deaths this flu season have doubled to 95, with an additional 51 cases likely to be confirmed next week.
That would put this year's number of flu fatalities so far at 146. At this time...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 9:12 PM
Despite a statewide drop in reported influenza cases, Los Angeles hospitals are preparing for this year's season to worsen in the coming weeks, fearful of the deadly H1N1 "swine flu" virus strain that is to blame for most of this year's flu deaths.
| Oct 21, 2013
After the mortifying revelation that something awful is in the air — or the water, or somewhere — in last week‘s Season 4 premiere of The Walking Dead, we open episode 2 in the dead of night, at the fence, where a flashlight-toting...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 2:47 PM
How prepared is Virginia for a bioterrorism attack or a new disease outbreak? In last year's annual report, "Ready or Not?" by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the state scored a nine out of 10 on indicators for...
| Mar 4, 2011
Dr. Edwin D. Kilbourne, a virologist who figured out how to manufacture a new influenza vaccine each year and was a principal advisor to the U.S. government on flu, died Feb. 21 in Branford, Conn. He was 90. No cause of death was released.
| Jan 8, 2012
| 6:17 PM
When you're being considered for your first major role and it's to play a sex-addicted teen, you might have to do embarrassing things while auditioning.
Laura Slade Wiggins, who plays Karen Jackson on Showtime's "Shameless," learned that first hand....
| Dec 7, 2011
As the influenza season heads in, Carol Baker, who chairs the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases' Childhood Influenza Immunization Coalition, answers some common questions about the flu vaccine. Baker is a professor of pediatrics, molecular...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 9:26 AM
For six years, Mexico has been fighting a bloody war against drug cartels, and a bloodless virtual war for public opinion of U.S. travelers.
Every time a piece of good news comes out about Mexico, it gets drowned out by an avalanche of bad news. At the...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 2:40 AM
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that flu cases have begun to creep up in February, making it one of the latest starts to the influenza season in almost three decades.
There are a few flu strains circulating, including H1N1, but...