As predicted, this year’s flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It’s only 23 percent effective, primarily because it doesn’t include the bug that is making most people sick, according to a government study released Thursday.
The bitter cold has made its way to our area and brought with it a spike in cases of the flu virus. But before you sum up your symptoms of nausea or drowsinees to be the flu, fire officials warn it could be a deadly sickness that has very similar symptoms
The flu is now widespread in all but seven states, and hospitalization rates match the dismal season two years ago. While health officials fear this will be an unusually bad year, it’s too soon to say.
This season’s flu outbreak has reached the epidemic level, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports it’s expected to get even worse.
The influenza virus is now considered “widespread” in both Maryland and Virginia, not exactly surprising considering the intensity of this year’s flu season.
The Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) has announced they are taking flu precautions after experiencing a high number of patients with influenza Monday.
State health officials say two preschool-age children have died from the flu recently in eastern Virginia.
There are some simple and effective strategies to keep healthy this flu season.
Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.
Flu season has arrived in Maryland.