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A 37-year-old woman treated at Hackensack University Medical Center tested positive for a Type A strain of influenza, the hospital announced Wednesday. The flu season generally runs from Labor Day through Memorial Day, so a confirmed case in early
In turn, Mykola Krentovski, deputy chief of the State Sanitary-Epidemiologic Service department on state sanitary-epidemiologic control, noted that the flu epidemic situation is within the norms. "40 thousand 500 people fell sick with flu during the
News Flu season officially started on Sunday, according to the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department. The department said the contagious virus can spread into the community any day now, and doctors recommend that community members be
State health officials say that the first cases of the flu this season have been reported in South Carolina. Epidemiologist Dr. Linda Bell said Monday that Department of Health and Environmental Control labs have confirmed five cases in the Midlands.
CDC issues autumn flu warning ( Xinhua ) 21:20, September 29, 2013 The Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) on Sunday warned of the likelihood that flu may spread from November. The spread of the flu virus will peak in
Flu vaccine in seniors reduces hospitalizations and deaths. Md., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Older adults are hardest hit by seasonal influenza, but the flu shot is less effective in seniors; nonetheless, U.S. officials say seniors should be vaccinated.
Last year flu came early and came hard, hospitalizing the most elderly patients on record and killing 161 children...Yesterday's conference in Washington D.C. was all about vaccination. There are now more options than ever before, with a vaccine that
Invalid E-mail address Add a personal message: (80 character limit) Your E-mail: Invalid E-mail address Sending your article The flu has hit harder and earlier across the nation this season. Boston has already experienced 700 cases of the flu up from
Roughly 85 percent of workers at the state's acute care hospitals received flu shots during the most recent season, up from 81 percent a year earlier. The goal of the state Department of Public Health is a minimum of 90 percent. As employers launch
After last year's influenza epidemic, more people are expected to get vaccinated this time around. "I'm already hearing that and feeling that," said Pat Brigley, registered nurse and director of occupational health at Englewood Hospital and Medical