More children than ever are being vaccinated for the flu, but adults have a way to go.
The H7N9 strain of bird flu can spread among ferrets, and under certain conditions, could begin to do the same among humans.
January U.S. flu reports have reached the highest level since monthly Gallup tracking of the illness began in 2008.
A new study into flu outbreaks could one day make predicting when flu season will hit as easy as forecasting the weather, saving lives in the process.
State public health officials say the February start of the flu season is possibly the latest in a quarter-century. On the plus side, the seasonal flu vaccine remains widely available.