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National Health News, Newsroom FluView: Weekly Surveillance from the CDC

FluView: Weekly Surveillance from the CDC

Click here for key updates regarding flu virus activity for the 2019/2020 season.

1/2/20 at 3:41 pm     560      ,     Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
National Health News, Newsroom Frequently Asked Influenza (Flu) Questions: 2019-2020 Season

Frequently Asked Influenza (Flu) Questions: 2019-2020 Season

CDC recommends annual influenza vaccination for everyone 6 months and older with any licensed, influenza vaccine that is appropriate for the recipient’s age and health status.

9/24/19 at 4:21 pm     664      ,     Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
National Health News, Newsroom Damaged lungs, degraded muscles: Why flu makes you feel so bad

Damaged lungs, degraded muscles: Why flu makes you feel so bad

We all know the symptoms of influenza infection include fever, cough, sore throat, muscle aches, headaches and fatigue. But just what causes all the havoc? What is going on in your body as you fight the flu?We all know the symptoms of influenza infection include fever, cough, sore throat, muscle aches, headaches and fatigue. But just what causes all […]

1/2/19 at 12:41 pm     1061      ,
National Health News The end is near: Flu has ‘definitely peaked’ for the 2017-18 season

The end is near: Flu has ‘definitely peaked’ for the 2017-18 season

Flu has been shown the door in the United States. Illness activity peaked and began to decline during the eighth week of the year, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s weekly surveillance report indicated Friday. Just 5% of people who visited their doctors did so while complaining of flu-like illness, down from 6.4% the previous […]

3/7/18 at 1:27 pm     1216      , ,     CNN
National Health News, Newsroom Here’s what state health and hospital officials are saying about the flu in Massachusetts

Here’s what state health and hospital officials are saying about the flu in Massachusetts

According to the latest flu report from the state’s Department of Public Health, the Bay State has seen 8,152 laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza so far in the 2017-2018 flu season. In the week ending Feb. 9 alone, Massachusetts had 2,281 confirmed cases of the flu. Massachusetts isn’t alone — more than half of the country is experiencing […]

2/12/18 at 8:48 am     1302      ,     Boston.com
National Health News, Newsroom US Flu Levels Continue to Climb as 37 Kids’ Deaths Confirmed

US Flu Levels Continue to Climb as 37 Kids’ Deaths Confirmed

With seven more pediatric deaths reported last week and influenza-like illness (ILI) numbers that are nearing those seen during the 2009 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today that this year’s flu season will most likely be considered severe.

1/30/18 at 5:42 pm     1138      ,     University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy
Local Health News, Newsroom The 2017-2018 Influenza Season: Stay Informed

The 2017-2018 Influenza Season: Stay Informed

Get the most up-to-date flu information from the Centers for Disease Control for the 2017-2018 flu season.

1/30/18 at 5:14 pm     1541      , ,     Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
National Health News, Newsroom Q&A: Why the Flu Vaccine Isn’t Always Effective

Q&A: Why the Flu Vaccine Isn’t Always Effective

A doctor from Brigham and Women’s Hospital spells out what you need to know for the 2017-2018 flu season.

12/7/17 at 4:01 pm     1330      , , ,     Boston.com