Flu

CDC: Estimated 19M+ Flu-Related Illnesses Over 3 Months

(CNN) - The CDC has released new preliminary data about the impact of the current flu season. The agency estimates that between October and the end of January, there were between 19 and 26 million flu related illnesses in…

CDC: Flu Killed 39 Children, Virus Activity Declining

(CNN) - Flu activity across the United States dropped for the second week in a row; this as seven more children died from it. That brings the total for the season, which started September 29th; to 39. The CDC…

Fitbit Could Help Predict Flu Outbreaks In Real-Time

(CNN) - Your Fitbit could be doing a lot more than tracking your trips to the store; it may help health officials stop the flu from spreading too. Researchers reviewed de-identified data, which the company's privacy policy allows it…

'Tis the Season for the Flu

'Tis the Season for the Flu. Dr. Kumar with Piedmont Columbus Regional Hospital stops by to tell us how we can protect ourselves and our family…

At Least 1,300 U.S. Flu Deaths This Season

(CNN) - At least 1,300 people have died from the flu in the U.S. so far this season. That's according to new estimates from the CDC. It released a preliminary estimate for the season on Friday. Health officials reported…

CDC: Significant Flu Spread In All But 7 States

(CNN) - Federal health officials say nearly every state is dealing with the flu. The CDC released its latest report on flu activity Monday. The agency found the flu spread significantly in all but seven states as of the…

Researchers Paying People To Be Infected With H1N1

San Diego, CA (KSWB) - Turn a sick day into pay day. Scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases are infecting people with influenza A the famous H1N1 virus for research purposes. If you participate in…

CDC Warns Most Pregnant Women Not Doing This

(CNN) - The CDC says most pregnant women are not receiving a recommended part of their routine prenatal care. Tuesday the Health Organization reported moms-to-be are not getting flu and whooping cough vaccines. The CDC surveyed 2,100 pregnant women…

Flu Season Is Here

(CNN) - Time to get your flu shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that people get a flu vaccine by the end of October if possible. Doctors say you definitely want to get one before Thanksgiving.…

CDC Reports Second Wave Of Severe Flu Cases

Des Moines-Ames, IA (KCCI) - Flu activity is still high across the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control says the season may not have peaked yet but there's a second wave of severe infections impacting some states. According to…