Stories tagged: flu
Mon., April 2, 2018
Health district warns of second flu wave after Spokane hospitalizations jump
Sixty-three people in the county were hospitalized for flu B in March after a decline in February hospitalizations, according to the Spokane Regional Health District.
Mon., March 19, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
Want to avoid the flu while flying? Try a window seat
Worried about catching a cold or the flu on an airplane? Get a window seat, and don’t leave it until the flight is over.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 9:01 a.m.
Flu seasons shows signs of leveling off
This nasty flu season, which has been worsening for months, may finally be leveling off.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 10:08 a.m.
U.S. flu season still worsening; now as bad as 2009 swine flu
The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 3:44 p.m.
With the flu, Pink powers through pre-Super Bowl concert
Battling the flu, pop star Pink powered through a pre-Super Bowl concert, still hitting high notes, flying in the air and dancing onstage days before she will sing the national …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 8:44 p.m.
Flu widespread across U.S. for third straight week
The flu blanketed the U.S. again last week for the third straight week. Only Hawaii has been spared.
Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 6 a.m.
Flu season worst since 2009 swine flu pandemic
Washington and Idaho are in the midst of what’s likely to be the worst flu season since the 2009 swine flu pandemic.
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 5:36 p.m.
U.S. flu season gets worse, has ‘lot more steam’ than expected
Health officials last week said flu was blanketing the country but they thought there was a good chance the season was already peaking. But the newest numbers out Friday show …
Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 10:14 a.m.
Flu remains widespread across Montana
Montana health officials say the flu remains widespread across the state.
Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 3:47 p.m.
2 children die of flu in Oregon
Two children have died from the flu in Oregon, both younger than 10.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 4:22 p.m.
Mariners appearance at Sacred Heart canceled amid flu concerns
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center canceled a scheduled appearance of three Seattle Mariners Wednesday afternoon due to concerns about spreading the flu.
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 8:12 p.m.
Four Tri-City area flu deaths in three weeks. What you can do to protect yourself now
Four Mid-Columbia women have died from the flu in the last three weeks. The women – from Benton, Franklin and Yakima counties – ranged in age from 40 to 79, …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 3:32 p.m.
IV bag shortage has hospitals scrambling to treat flu
An ongoing shortage of fluids used to deliver medicine and treat dehydrated patients has hospital workers scrambling in the midst of a nasty flu season and supplies from factories in …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 10:28 p.m.
Ample flu cases reason for concern among health officials
This year’s flu season is shaping up to be one of the deadliest in recent memory, causing concern among health officials in Washington and Idaho.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 9:20 p.m.
Family, friends and flu; holidays the start of peak season for illness
Flu activity is ramping up in the Tri-Cities.
Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 10:36 a.m.
Just ahead of holidays, flu cases are spreading across U.S.
Health officials said the flu is spreading across the nation, with a dozen states now reporting widespread flu cases just ahead of the holiday season.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 12:33 p.m.
2 flu-related deaths reported in Montana’s Flathead County
Two Flathead County residents over the age of 65 have died due to complications from influenza.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 8:16 a.m.
U.S. health officials brace for potentially bad flu season
It’s flu shot time, and health officials are bracing for a potentially miserable fall and winter.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017
Flu spreading in Spokane; health workers urge vaccination
Flu season is just getting started in Spokane, but public health workers from around the world have been preparing for the fast-spreading virus since February.
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 2:06 p.m.
Study prompts call to examine flu vaccine and miscarriage
A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against …
Mon., July 3, 2017, 9:54 p.m.
This cutting-edge bandage could make flu shots a thing of the past
Doctors test using microneedles on a patch resembling a Band-Aid to adminster flu shots with promising results.
UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 4:56 p.m.
Possible norovirus incident at Wilson Elementary Friday with nearly 1 in 10 students out sick
A high incidence of flu-like symptoms raised the possibility of a norovirus outbreak at Wilson Elementary Friday, prompting officials to schedule a disinfection of the premises over the weekend.
Sat., April 22, 2017, 1:31 p.m.
Risk of flu-related death higher for unvaccinated children
That’s according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published online earlier this month in Pediatrics. The article says this is the first study of …
Tue., April 4, 2017, 9:22 a.m.
Vaccinations significantly reduce flu death risk, CDC study finds
Children who were vaccinated in recent years significantly lowered their chances of dying from the flu, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Washington’s bad flu season may have peaked
Officials say one of Washington state’s worst flu seasons appears to be subsiding. The Seattle Times reports that the Department of Health says influenza had killed 207 people in the …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 10:43 p.m.
Idaho reports most flu deaths since 2000
The current flu season is the worst in nearly two decades in Idaho, with 47 flu deaths reported statewide.
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 11:41 a.m.
U.S. flu vaccine a good match; season moderate so far
This season’s flu vaccine seems to be working pretty well, weakening the punch of a nasty bug that’s going around, U.S. health officials said Thursday. Preliminary figures suggest the vaccine …
Sat., Jan. 28, 2017, 9:15 a.m.
Flu deaths increase to 114 in Washington state
State health officials say 114 people in Washington state have died from the flu this season, up from 76 deaths last week.
Sun., Jan. 22, 2017, 6:21 p.m.
Flu deaths climb to 76 in Washington
Washington health officials say 76 people have died from the flu this season as of Friday, up from 46 deaths reported the previous week.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 9:14 p.m.
Washington flu deaths increase to 46; now at epidemic level
Health officials say the number of flu deaths in Washington state is up to 46.