While Panic Surrounds Coronavirus, Some 20,000 People Have Died From Flu This SeasonAs concerns about the coronavirus continue to grow in the U.S., the latest numbers from the CDC show an estimated 20,000 people have died of the flu.
MedStar Reports Record Number Of Flu Patients In JanuaryThe number of flu cases in North Texas is still increasing according to MedStar which saw 323 patients in January for flu-related symptoms, which is up 41% from the month before.
Flu Season Off To Rough Start In North TexasMedical experts say it’s hard to predict what an early start to the season means in the long run, but in general it’s not a good sign.
Flu Outbreak Easing At North Texas Middle School With Hundreds Of AbsencesAccording to Coppell ISD, 285 students were out sick on Wednesday. That's fewer than the number reporting flu-like symptoms earlier in the week.
North Texas Middle School Reports More Than 300 Absences Each Of Last 2 Days Due To FluThe flu is hitting students hard at Coppell Middle School West.
Dallas County Reports First 2 Flu Deaths Of SeasonThe patient’s ages were 59 and 66 years and were residents of Dallas and Garland.
Confirmed Flu Cases Nearly Double For 2nd Week In A Row In Dallas CountyDallas County Health and Human Services reports flu cases have nearly doubled over this time last week from 65 cases to 125 new cases.
The Flu Bug Is Back In North Texas"Our data shows that we've had three times the number of flu symptoms as opposed to last year," said Roland Hernandez, the Operations Supervisor at MedStar.
U.S. Approves First New Type Of Flu Drug In 2 DecadesXofluza is a pill that can reduce severity and shorten duration of flu symptoms after one just dose. It was developed by the Roche Group and Shionogi & Co.
Groundhog Day Report: Flu's Worsening Shadow Blanketing U.S.It looks like Groundhog Day for the nation's flu report, too: It's gotten worse, and there are weeks of suffering ahead.
Flu Widespread Across U.S. For Third Straight WeekSick with the flu? You've got a lot of company. The flu blanketed the U.S. again last week for the third straight week.
Record Number Of Flu Patients Visit ParklandParkland Health & Hospital System is urging Dallas residents to come in no matter if they have money or coverage.
More Deaths Reported As Flu Continues To Grip North TexasDallas County interim health director Ganesh Shivamaiyer is urging, "If you have a high-risk condition, remember to stay away from individuals who have flu-like symptoms."
New Precautions As Flu Cases Continue To ClimbExperts say vulnerable groups-- seniors, those with chronic health conditions, and the very young-- should take extra precautions, and it doesn't have to be complicated.