influenza

  • influenza Feb 21

    Nine Additional Flu Deaths Reported in Connecticut

    Nine additional flu deaths are reported in Connecticut. The state Department of Public Health released influenza statistics on Thursday, which said the nine additional-related flu deaths were reported during the week of Feb. 9-15 and all nine were adults. Flu remains widespread in the state. There have been 49 flu-related deaths in Connecticut this season. One of the victims was…

  • influenza Feb 19

    Child's Flu-Related Death Is Maine's First This Season

    A child in Maine died has become the state’s first pediatric influenza-associated death of the 2019-2020 flu season, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • influenza Feb 14

    Flu Severity Level Raised to ‘Very High' in Massachusetts

    The flu severity level in the state had increased to “very high,” health officials in Massachusetts said Friday. The increase comes as the percentage of visits to health care facilities for influenza-like illnesses continued to increase and remained higher than the previous two years during the same week, the department of Public Health said in a statement. Flu severity level…

  • influenza Feb 14

    Amid COVID-19 Virus Fears, Second Wave of Flu Hits US Children

    A second wave of flu is hitting the U.S., turning this into one of the nastiest seasons for children in a decade. The number of child deaths and the hospitalization rate for youngsters are the highest seen at this point in any season since the severe flu outbreak of 2009-10, health officials said Friday. And the wave is expected...

  • Massachusetts Jan 9

    Emergency Rooms Inundated With Visits for Flu Symptoms

    An influx of patients reporting flu-like symptoms is overcrowding emergency rooms in Boston and across the region, forcing doctors to issue a plea to the public. Doctors at Brigham and Women’s Hospital said its emergency department has been inundated with patients potentially infected with the flu, which often leads to longer wait times and sometimes forces doctors to treat...

  • influenza Jan 8

    Influenza Now in All 16 Maine Counties, Health Officials Say

    Maine health officials say cases of influenza have been found in all 16 of the state’s counties and it is now considered widespread. In the current season that began in the fall and will last into spring, 90 people in the state have been hospitalized with the flu and 1,287 people have tested positive. The Maine Center for Disease Control…

  • FLU SEASON Dec 20, 2019

    Millions Sickened With the Flu as Virus Activity Picks Up Across the U.S.

    The flu continues to spread across the U.S., with elevated activity in nearly every state. On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported widespread flu in 30 states — mostly on the West Coast, along the southern border, and in the Mid-Atlantic states. The CDC estimates there have been at least 3.7 million flu cases so far this...

  • Chief Nov 8, 2019

    10 Hospitalized From Oklahoma Facility After Flu Shot Mix-Up

    Ten people at an Oklahoma care facility for people with intellectual disabilities were hospitalized after they were apparently accidentally injected with what’s believed to be insulin rather than flu shots, authorities said. Emergency responders were called Wednesday afternoon to the Jacquelyn House in Bartlesville, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) north of Tulsa, on a report of an unresponsive person and...

  • Mike Pescaro Apr 2, 2019

    Massachusetts Health Officials Announce 4th Pediatric Flu Death of Season

    Massachusetts health officials say a teenager has died from an influenza-related illness. The Department of Public Health said the teenage boy, a resident of Middlesex County, has been confirmed as the fourth flu-associated pediatric death of the flu season. A 4-year-old girl from Lowell, a 4-year-old girl from Framingham and a 12-year-old boy from Milford succumbed to the illness in...

  • Massachusetts Feb 21, 2019

    ‘I Miss Her': Family Mourns 4-Year-Old Girl Who Died From Flu

    Massachusetts health officials say a third child has died as a result of complications from influenza. Officials said the patient was a girl from Middlesex County. Her death was announced Tuesday. It was the third fatality of the year. Earlier this month, officials said a 4-year-old girl from Framingham and a 12-year-old boy from Milford died from the flu. Both...

  • illness Feb 19, 2019

    Health Officials Confirm 3rd Child Dies From Flu-Related Complications in Mass.

    Massachusetts health officials say a third child has died as a result of complications from influenza. Officials said the patient was a girl from Middlesex County. Her death was announced Tuesday. It was the third fatality of the year. Earlier this month, officials said a 4-year-old girl from Framingham and a 12-year-old boy from Milford died from the flu. Both...

  • Massachusetts Feb 2, 2019

    2nd Massachusetts Child Dies From Flu-Related Illness

    Massachusetts health officials say another child has died as a result of complications from influenza. Massachusetts Department of Public Health officials identified the child as a 4-year-old girl from Framingham. The child died within the past week.

  • Connecticut Feb 1, 2019

    Number of Flu Deaths in Connecticut Rises to 14

    There have been three additional deaths associated with the flu in Connecticut, which makes 14 flu-related deaths reported this season.

  • Massachusetts Jan 17, 2019

    First Flu Death of Season Reported in New Hampshire

    Flu season is upon us and hitting its peak across Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Thursday, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human services has confirmed the first flu-related death in the Granite State.

  • Maine Jan 10, 2019

    Maine CDC Confirms 3 Deaths From Flu in State This Season

    The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports three people have died from the flu this season. CDC officials say there were 510 confirmed influenza cases through Jan. 5 — down from 768 during the same time period in 2017-2018. Flu season runs from October through May.

  • NBC Mar 19, 2018

    Virus That Looks, Acts Like Flu Should Have Civilian Vaccine: Researcher

    A virus could be adding to the seasonal misery brought on by influenza, but it’s not being identified, an infectious disease specialist told NBC News. Adenovirus can cause severe flu-like symptoms, and the U.S. military already vaccinates recruits against two of its 52 strains. But most people don’t get the vaccine and aren’t tested for it at doctor’s offices, according...

  • Massachusetts Feb 10, 2018

    Researchers Hope to Combat Worsening Flu Epidemic

    We all know this year’s flu season has been severe. But now the Centers for Disease Control says in the U.S., we’ve reached levels that rival the 2009 swine flu pandemic.

  • NBC Feb 2, 2018

    Family Raises Concerns About Tamiflu After Teen's Suicide

    Tamiflu is a prescription medication that can ease flu symptoms and stop them from getting worse, and it’s seen shortages this year amid a fierce outbreak that’s killed at least 37 children. But “Today” reports that a family in Indiana fears that Tamiflu’s effects may have led to the suicide of 16-year-old Charlie Harp. A legal guardian of Harp’s told...

  • NBC Feb 2, 2018

    Family Says Tamiflu May Have Played Part in Teen's Suicide

    The family of an Indiana teen says the drug Tamiflu may have played a role in his suicide. An aunt of Charlie Harp, 16, said Harp was a “happy” child before he took the drug for his influenza.

  • Dallas Jan 19, 2018

    Carrollton Boy Gets Brain Infection From Flu

    A healthy 8-year-old boy was diagnosed with the flu. The next day, his mother says, doctors discovered the flu caused a life-changing infection in the boy’s brain.

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