Stories tagged: flu
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.
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 4:36 p.m.
First flu death reported in Kootenai County
The Panhandle Heath District reports that a Kootenai County woman has died of the flu, the first death reported in North Idaho this season.
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 9:09 a.m.
Flu epidemic death toll grows to 12 in Pierce County
Officials say the number of flu-related deaths in Pierce County has risen to 12, up from five deaths last week.
Tue., Jan. 10, 2017, 10:03 a.m.
Flu claims life of elderly woman in Spokane County
An elderly woman who died last week is the first flu-related death in Spokane County this season, health officials said Tuesday.
Tue., Jan. 10, 2017
House Call: With flu and cold season upon us, comfort is the best medicine
As we get into the heart of winter, I am seeing an increasing number of patients with a cold or the flu. They both make you feel pretty miserable and …
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 5:19 p.m.
Flu death toll climbs to 24 in Washington
Health officials say two dozen people in Washington state have died from the flu so far this season, and the number is likely to climb.
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 11:02 a.m.
Dozens hospitalized for flu in Spokane County, deaths reported in Western Washington
Flu season is underway in Spokane County, with reports of at least 43 people hospitalized for flu-related symptoms.
Tue., Sept. 20, 2016, 9:32 a.m.
Get flu shot now for early protection, health district says
Health officials recommend that local residents get their shots before the region sees its first confirmed flu case.
Mon., Sept. 12, 2016, 7 p.m.
Flu vaccination is nothing to sneeze at
We are lucky in the United States, the flu is – for the vast majority of people – a survivable illness. But that does not mean that it is just …
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 9:03 p.m.
Sorry, kids, your pediatrician wants you to get a flu shot this year
This year’s flu vaccine for children will probably have to come in the form of a shot, not those two little puffs up the nose.
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 6:27 p.m.
Doctors urge flu shots, not nasal spray, this year
Kids may get more of a sting from flu vaccination this fall: Doctors are gearing up to give shots only, because U.S. health officials say the easy-to-use nasal spray version …
Mon., May 2, 2016, 12:22 p.m.
90-plus passengers come down with stomach bug on Disney ship
The CDC is investigating an outbreak of a stomach bug aboard the Disney Wonder cruise ship last week.
Wed., April 6, 2016, 3:06 p.m.
Health officials say Idaho’s flu season is running late
Officials with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare say the state’s flu season is running later than normal and reports of flu-related deaths have gone up over the past …
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016, 8:58 a.m.
Yoko Ono hospitalized, but on the mend
Yoko Ono has been hospitalized in New York City for flu-like symptoms, but her representative says the artist-singer is on the mend and should be released this weekend.
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 7:59 p.m.
Flu vaccine more effective this year; milder season so far
NEW YORK – The flu vaccine is doing a better job this year. Preliminary data suggest it is 59 percent effective. That’s a big improvement from last winter’s nasty flu …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 10:36 a.m.
Dog flu case reported in Walla Walla
Canine influenza, or dog flu, was recently diagnosed in a pet adopted by a Walla Walla family from a shelter in Central Washington, according to a release from Associated Veterinary …
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 3:15 p.m.
Flu season in Spokane off to a mild start
Flu season is off to a mild start in Spokane County, health officials say. Twelve influenza hospitalizations have been reported since last fall, according to the Spokane Regional Health District. …