The worst of the flu season appears to be over. The number of states reporting intense or widespread flu dropped again last week, except in Texas where flu activity was still high.
Dr. Crystal Foster joins CBS 11 News to talk about the latest flu season updates, a breakthrough in Alzheimer’s disease treatment, and a possible rise in ADHD cases.
An early and aggressive start to the flu season has sickened thousands of North Texans, and those who have not gotten the flu shot yet are set to run out of excuses.
A flu epidemic continues to hit the United States, according to newly released statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For the week of January 6-12, 8.2 percent of all deaths were tied to influenza and pneumonia.
Flu season is off to its earliest start in nearly 10 years — and it could be a bad one. Health officials on Monday said suspected flu cases have jumped in five southern states, including Texas.
If you’ve been putting off getting your flu shot experts advise you reconsider the approach. The virus has already started to make its way across Texas. Lab tests have confirmed a handful of influenza cases and they involve both the A and B strains.
Time to get your flu vaccine. And remember: Last year’s shot won’t protect you this year. Federal health authorities said Thursday that this year’s vaccine contains protection against two different strains.
Temperatures have barely gotten out of the triple-digits and a lot of North Texans are thinking it’s too early to get a flu shot, but health officials disagree.
Health officials say the flu season is finally here — the slowest start in nearly 25 years.
Health workers in Dallas County recommend residents use the freezing weather as a reminder to get their flu shots and they’re offering incentives to do it. To coincide with National Influenza Vaccination Week, Dallas County Health and Human Services is offering free flu shots through the flu season.
Even though North Texas is still seeing summer temperatures, the time has come to start thinking about flu season.
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