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.
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.
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
Dallas County Health and Human Services officials confirmed Thursday that a little girl, who died earlier in the week, did indeed have the flu. Family members found Tahila Johnson dead inside her Pleasant Grove home on Tuesday.
With the flu bug is biting early this year, educators are also tasked with helping students stay healthy.
As North Texas deals with one of the worst outbreaks of flu in years, schools are dealing with an increased pressure to keep germs from spreading.
Northwest ISD students have returned to class following the winter break, and the district is doing everything they can to stop influenza in its tracks.
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.
An outbreak of canine flu has prompted the cancelation of racing for the rest of the week at a Galveston-area greyhound track.
Health officials say the flu season is finally here — the slowest start in nearly 25 years.
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