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.
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.
British scientists say there isn’t enough evidence to prove the antiviral drug Tamiflu reduces the spread of flu.
Medical bills and other expenses continue to mount for a Frisco police officer who is recovering from a severe case of H1N1. Now, a police charity is raising money to help the nine-year veteran.
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.
The number of people dying from the flu has gone up again in North Texas. Both Collin and Hunt County reported their first flu-related deaths of the season on Monday.
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!”
Dallas County and other North Texas health departments are overrun with people — who are only now getting vaccinated for fear they’ll get the flu. The rush comes even though health officials have urged people to get their shot since last September.
Fort Worth health workers are looking into what may be another flu-related death.
As the flu continues to spread across North Texas one woman says a deadly strain of the H1N1 virus killed her otherwise healthy husband.
Cities across North Texas are taking strong measures to try to stop the spread of the flu. In fact, some hospitals are asking people to leave their children at home when they visit patients.