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Two-wave US flu season is now the longest in a decade

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, 1:40 p.m.

Flu season appears milder, one year after brutal one

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.


Jump ahead of this flu season

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 …


The scale of sickness: Schools, day care services may have different standards for ill kids

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 …


CDC approves nasal-spray vaccine for flu season

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 …


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.


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 7:22 p.m.

Worst of bad U.S. flu season finally over as illnesses decline

The worst of the nation’s nasty flu season is finally over.


Nasty flu season showing signs of winding down in U.S.

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 …


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 …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 11:36 a.m.

Has flu season, in full swing, reached its height?

Flu is now widespread in every state except Hawaii, but the good news is the flu season appears to be peaking.


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., Oct. 3, 2017, 3:19 p.m.

North Idaho man dies from flu complications

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, 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.


Vaccination urged as flu season has begun

Flu season is underway in Spokane County. If you haven’t gotten a flu shot yet, it’s time, experts say.


Health district offers vaccinations against flu

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.


North Idaho woman dies of flu

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 …