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.
If you’ve been feeling a bit under the weather, you might be able to actually blame it on the weather. The recent weather has awakened a seasonal monster — mountain cedar.
A North Texas mother of three has died from the flu. Now her family is sharing their traumatic experience and encouraging others to take this year’s dangerous strain of influenza seriously.
As the flu virus continues its deadly spread across North Texas, health officials are telling those who have been avoiding flu shots that there is still time to get protected. And many hold outs are beginning to listen.
The small lobby of the Neighborhood Clinic on Collins in Arlington was cramped with patients Monday, many of them suffering flu-like symptoms. When asked if the number of patients was larger than normal a doctor said, “Oh goodness, yes!”
Officials with Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) are reporting the county’s first known adult flu-related death for the 2013-2014 flu season.
They’re not on the level of hand-washing and flu vaccinations, but there are some foods that can boost your immunity to help you fight the flu.
Flu cases are on the rise, and health officials are now wondering just how bad this outbreak is going to be. Now, you can find out on Google.
Flu season is off to an early start, and local doctors say it could be a bad one.
Dallas County Health officials say flu cases are up 40 percent since October. The bump in cases has come earlier than usual in the flu season and has pharmacists working hard to keep flu antivirals in stock.