Stories tagged: influenza
Thu., Oct. 31, 2019
An elderly man in the Tri-Cities area is the first person in Washington state to have died of influenza this flu season.
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: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019
A century ago, as Spokane was welcoming a new year, it was also tallying the dead.
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 …
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.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018
The Kellogg School District has shut down operations after dozens students have missed several days following an influx of influenza cases, according to the school’s website.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018
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: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017
A Spokane County man died of the flu this week, marking the first Eastern Washington death from the virus this season.
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.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017
It’s flu shot time, and health officials are bracing for a potentially miserable fall and winter.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017
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.
Sat., April 22, 2017
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
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.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017
The current flu season is the worst in nearly two decades in Idaho, with 47 flu deaths reported statewide.
Sun., Jan. 22, 2017
Washington health officials say 76 people have died from the flu this season as of Friday, up from 46 deaths reported the previous week.
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017
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
An elderly woman who died last week is the first flu-related death in Spokane County this season, health officials said Tuesday.
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016
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
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
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. …
Mon., Dec. 14, 2015
A North Idaho woman has died from complications of the flu, the Panhandle Health District reported this morning.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 23, 2015
A Spokane County woman in her 50s died of the flu this week, the Spokane Regional Health District says.
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.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 14, 2015
A Spokane County woman in her 50s tested positive for influenza this week, marking the first confirmed local flu case this season.
Sun., March 1, 2015
Flu deaths and hospitalizations in Spokane County so far this season are about twice as high as last year. Since October, there have been 15 deaths attributed to the flu …
Sun., Feb. 22, 2015
There’s a lot of bad voodoo that comes with having this flu that’s been going around. There are fits of near-uncontrollable coughing. There are bouts of feverish sweating, followed strangely …
Tue., Jan. 27, 2015
The flu has put 249 people into Spokane hospitals and is blamed for 10 deaths this season – including four in the past week. The numbers are higher than last …
Mon., Jan. 26, 2015
Sixteen people in Idaho have died from influenza as of Jan. 22, up from three deaths on Jan. 8. The spike in fatal cases has prompted state health officials to …
Thu., Jan. 22, 2015
Spokane elementary schools have seen flu infection rates as high as 23 percent this year and Spokane Public Schools is encouraging students and staff to wash their hands frequently.