flu season

Flu Season Is Almost Here

(CNN) - Flu season is coming. Influenza activity typically starts to increase in October and peaks between December and Debruary. That's when we start seeing more and more people sneezing, coughing, and becoming bedridden as they battle the flu.…

CDC: This Flu Season Is The Longest In A Decade

(CNN) - This year's flu season is a record breaker. The Centers for Disease Control and prevention reported Friday this flu season is the longest in a decade. The CDC says there have been 21 weeks of elevated fly…

Flu Shot Season

In Your Health Minute, A word of warning, as flu season ramps up. Pregnant women, young children and the extremely obese are at high risk for complications from the flu including death. Experts with the infectious diseases Society of America…

Flu Season

The length of the upcoming flu season could depend on where you live. Scientists from Oregon State University tracked flu cases in more than 600 areas around the United States. They found that in larger, crowded cities the flu season…

Flu Season Deaths Topped 80,000 Last Year

(CNN) - Last flu season was the deadliest in four decades. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter. In previous seasons, flu-related deaths have ranged from about…

A Deadly Flu Season

In Your Health News, Last year's flu season was the deadliest one in decades. In an interview with the Associated Press, the director of the CDC says an estimated 80…

Children and Flu Vaccines

In Your Health Minute, The beginning of flu season is just weeks away. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends all children six months and older get…

20% Effective Flu Vaccine Saves Tens Of Thousands

Seattle-Tacoma, WA (KCPQ) - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the flu season is winding down as the number of cases being reported is on the decline. But the deaths of 160 children and thousands of adults…