Stories tagged: flu season
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 9, 2020
As Spokane continues to embrace new ways of living, working and socializing, there are seasonal reminders that keep us anchored in familiar things like back to school and, of course, …
Wed., March 11, 2020
House Call: Wash your hands the right way to help stop spread of coronavirus, flu and other illnesses
Start by rubbing your palms together with soap, then interlace your fingers together with palms together and rub back and forth vigorously. Next put your right hand on top of …
Wed., Jan. 15, 2020
We have our hands all over our smartphones. This time of year especially, it’s good practice to wash hands often with soap and wipe down those phones. Avoid spreading germs …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020
Although I recommend getting vaccinated against the flu in October or November, it is not too late to get protection against influenza by getting a flu shot now. You might …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019
Flu season is starting early this year, and Washington state already has high flu activity reported at a regional level, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data show.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019
The U.S. winter flu season is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years.
Wed., Nov. 20, 2019
Please, get your flu shot now. At the very least, you may avoid that 10 days of feeling miserable. At best, you will help protect your community, friends and family.
Fri., April 19, 2019
Health officials on Friday said this flu season has been officially going for 21 weeks. That makes it the longest U.S. flu season in 10 years, and among the longest …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019
It’s early, but the current flu season is shaping up to be gentler than last winter’s unusually brutal one, U.S. health officials said.
Wed., Oct. 3, 2018
Get flu shots early – Spokane Regional Health District suggests as soon as possible – well before the influenza season hits hard this winter. Spokane had its first hospital case …
Wed., Sept. 26, 2018
When should milder illnesses keep children home? Public schools have general illness guidelines and allow a doctor’s OK for when a child can return to class. But day care operators …
Sat., Aug. 25, 2018
After advising the public to avoid the nasal-spray version of the flu vaccine for the past two years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now giving it the …
Mon., April 2, 2018
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.
UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018
The worst of the nation’s nasty flu season is finally over.
Fri., Feb. 23, 2018
U.S. health officials on Friday said fewer visits to the doctor last week – 1 out of 16 – were for fever, cough and other flu symptoms than during the …
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018
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 …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018
Flu is now widespread in every state except Hawaii, but the good news is the flu season appears to be peaking.
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018
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., Oct. 3, 2017
A north Idaho man has become the first in the state to die from flu-related complications, signaling what may be an early flu season.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017
The current flu season is the worst in nearly two decades in Idaho, with 47 flu deaths reported statewide.
Wed., Oct. 21, 2015
Flu season is underway in Spokane County. If you haven’t gotten a flu shot yet, it’s time, experts say.
Wed., Aug. 26, 2009
Seasonal flu shots are now available through the Spokane health district. Officials are recommending the shots prior to flu season, which could come as early as October.
Wed., Oct. 29, 2008
Panhandle Health District, which covers Idaho’s five northern counties, is reporting the season’s first flu death. A woman over age 50 living somewhere in Idaho’s five northern counties died from …