Stories tagged: flu
Wed., Oct. 16, 2019
Flu season is variable; CDC says it’s best to get shot by late October.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019
The flu forecast is cloudy and it’s too soon to know if the U.S. is in for a third miserable season in a row, but health officials said on Thursday …
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 …
Sat., March 30, 2019
A late-season wave of influenza has spread across the Inland Northwest and spiked hospitalizations during the past month. The virus is a different strain than the one people were vaccinated …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019
The flu vaccine is doing a relatively good job this season, protecting about half the people who got it, U.S. health officials said Thursday.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019
More eastern Idaho schools have been forced to close because of widespread flu-like illnesses.
Thu., Jan. 10, 2019
Influenza and common cold symptoms are similar and can be difficult to distinguish from each other. They are both caused by viruses, cause many respiratory symptoms and leave you feeling …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019
A century ago, as Spokane was welcoming a new year, it was also tallying the dead.
Wed., Nov. 28, 2018
With a single pill, Xofluza can shorten the fevers, chills, sore throat, and other symptoms that make a bout of the flu so miserable.
Fri., Nov. 2, 2018
A woman’s death from the flu this week is the first in Spokane County this year, according to Spokane Regional Health District. She was in her 70s and had an …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018
Drop in adult flu vaccinations was likely a factor in last season’s record-breaking deaths, illnesses
Fewer than four out of 10 adults in the United States got flu shots last winter, the lowest rate in seven seasons and one likely reason why the 2017-2018 season …
Wed., Oct. 24, 2018
The man in Pierce County who died of the flu was in his 40s and had “chronic health concerns that increased his risk for complications,” said the Tacoma-Pierce County Health …
Wed., Oct. 10, 2018
100 years ago in Spokane: First local deaths in 1918 flu pandemic reported as hospitals hit capacity
Every hospital in Spokane was crowded to capacity with Spanish influenza cases, and authorities were seeking a large building with room for several hundred beds as a temporary flu hospital.
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
The U.S. government estimates that 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter – the disease’s highest death toll in at least four decades.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018
If colds and flu made the rounds at your work or in your home last year, you may be wondering if there is anything you can do to prepare for …
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.
Mon., March 19, 2018
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
This nasty flu season, which has been worsening for months, may finally be leveling off.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018
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
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
The flu blanketed the U.S. again last week for the third straight week. Only Hawaii has been spared.
Sun., Jan. 21, 2018
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
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
Montana health officials say the flu remains widespread across the state.
Thu., Jan. 11, 2018
Two children have died from the flu in Oregon, both younger than 10.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018
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
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
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 …