Flu

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…

Visitor Restrictions in Place at EAMC as Flu Cases Rise in Alabama

The influenza and influenza-like illnesses is on the rise throughout much of the state of Alabama. East Alabama Medical Center officials have made the decision to put visitor restrictions in place at both EAMC and EAMC-Lanier starting Thursday. Anyone…

FDA Approves New Medication to Combat the Flu

The Food and Drug Administration has just approved a new medication to treat the flu for patients 12 years and older. This is the first time in 20 years an antiviral…

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…

Fast Flu Relief On The Horizon?

(NBC News) Faster relief from the flu could be just around the corner. Studies are showing an experimental drug called Baloxavir can help ease flu symptoms within just a few days, much like Tamiflu.…

CDC: Flu Has Peaked for The Season

The Center for Disease Control says flu season has peaked. The CDC released its weekly numbers on influenza activity across the U.S. Friday. 32 states reported high levels of flu activity for the week ending February 24th. But, nine states…

Pregnant Women Can Get Vaccines

  In Your Health Minute, Vaccination during pregnancy is not harmful to infants. That's according to a new government study of 400 thousand newborns. Babies…

CDC: Flu Blamed For 84 Child Deaths this Season

(CNN) - 84 children have died from the flu since this season began in October. The Centers for Disease Sontrol and Prevention released the newest numbers Friday. In the weekly surveillance report, 22 deaths were added to the flu-related statistics…

CDC Says Many More Weeks Of Flu Ahead

(CNN) - It appears the flu season won't be over anytime soon. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned in their weekly flu report Friday that flu season will continue for many more weeks. However, the CDC believes peak…