An outbreak of canine flu has sickened dogs in the Midwest, killing a handful and stirring concern among animal lovers that the highly contagious virus will sideline their pets.
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.
Flu is widespread in 43 states, and flu activity was intense in most of them during the week of Christmas, according to the latest figures issued Monday by the CDC.
Dallas County health officials say they could confirm a third flu-related death this week.
To help in the fight against the flu, a Walmart store in Denton is hosting a flu clinic on Thursday and Friday.
Two Tarrant County adults have died from the flu within the past 24 hours.
Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.
While doctors don’t underestimate the viciousness of the Ebola virus they say the greater threat to public health, by far, is influenza. They’re concerned fears about Ebola will make people forget to get vaccinated.
A study suggests that do-it-yourself flu vaccine might be possible. Researchers found that military folks who squirted a nasal vaccine up their noses were as well-protected as others who got it from health workers.
Forget the Black Friday ads for TVs and toys: stores are finding a way to lure in customers right now.
Gov. Rick Perry will join other dignitaries in College Station at the dedication of what’s described as a national pandemic influenza vaccine facility.
Parents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.