The flu is spreading rapidly in North Texas. Late last week, there were seven hundred cases. As of Monday, the number has grown to more than 18-hundred confirmed cases.
The flu has claimed two more lives in Denton County, including that of a young girl who did not receive a flu shot.
Big New Year’s events, local health officials warn, can be ideal places to catch the flu virus.
A new high-dose flu vaccine for seniors works better than the standard shot in that age group. Regular flu shots tend to be only about 30 to 40 percent effective in people 65 and older. Sanofi Pasteur’s Fluzone High-Dose vaccine boosted that to 50 percent.
Routine warnings to get a flu vaccine have a new sense of urgency in the wake of the government shutdown. The Centers for Disease control is no longer monitoring the spread of influenza and other infectious diseases.
People with serious egg allergies may no longer have to worry about flu shots. A federal advisory panel on Thursday said a new vaccine that’s made without eggs is an option for adults with severe allergies.
TV remotes. Cell phones. Keyboards. We all touch them…over and over…everyday. Flu germs can live on surfaces up to 48 hours
When it comes to avoiding the flu, doctors say getting the vaccine provides the most protection, but it’s not a guarantee. So many North Texans are looking for ways to boost their immune systems and say exercise is a secret weapon.
A large study offers reassuring news for pregnant women: It’s safe to get a flu shot. The research found no evidence that the vaccine increases the risk of losing a fetus, and may prevent some deaths
A new shipment of the flu vaccine is going to be available Wednesday in Dallas County. The health department is set to receive 2,000 doses. But they are not for everybody.
Mother’s day out programs and day cares in North Texas are noticing a slight decrease in attendance as the flu season kicks into high gear.
Tamiflu, the most widely prescribed drug to treat the flu, is in short supply in North Texas.