| Oct 15, 2012
| 7:33 AM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state says 12 influenza cases are the first seasonal flu reports it has confirmed in Michigan during the 2012-2013 season.
The Michigan Department of Community Health announced Monday that the illnesses occurred in...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 9:33 AM
Maryland has confirmed its first cases of seasonal influenza, state health officials announced Friday, several months earlier than last season.
Four children in the Baltimore region have laboratory-confirmed cases. One was hospitalized, but all are doing...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 6:32 AM
PETOSKEY — With the first cases of influenza of the season confirmed in Michigan, health officials are urging many to get vaccinated and for everyone to be sure and wash your hands regularly to avoid the virus.
While influenza A and B viruses have...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 9:20 PM
Even though Laura Torrence heard there was mercury in some flu vaccines, she still got her flu shot.
"I just figure we get mercury in a lot of things," said Torrence, 60, of Westport. "I try to minimize my health risks, but I don't want to get the flu."...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 2:13 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - An arsenal of hand sanitizers, hygiene education and good old-fashioned soap failed to prevent asthma attacks among school children in one Alabama county.
For children with asthma, the common cold is the top trigger of symptom...
| May 4, 2012
| 5:00 PM
The state is asking the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for investigative help in determining why whooping cough is spreading so quickly in Washington.
It comes after Gov. Christine Gregoire released emergency money to pay for more vaccine,...
| Nov 7, 2012
In households with small children, flu symptoms are as routine as dirty socks. Take them seriously, though, warns a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), because the flu can kill healthy children within days.
| Aug 24, 2012
| 1:05 AM
A new influenza strain that people acquire through contact with pigs has caused its first reported illness in Minnesota, the state Health Department reported on Monday, Aug. 20.
One case of variant H3N2 influenza was confirmed in a preschooler who lives...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 5:19 PM
As the state fair opens in Timonium, pigs that will be judged for prizes will also be under scrutiny from state veterinarians after an outbreak of swine flu nearly threatened to shut down the event.
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene...
| Aug 31, 2012
Health officials report that three Somerset County Fair participants have contracted the new strain of swine flu.
Christine Cronkright, state Department of Health spokeswoman, said two of the cases have been confirmed by lab reports and a third person...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Minnesota health officials have confirmed another case of a new influenza strain that people acquire through contact with pigs.
The new case of variant H3N2 influenza was reported in a man in his 20s from the Twin Cities metro area. The man had...