Infectious Disease Information/Flu News

January 11, 2019

U.S. Flu Cases Hit 7 Million Mark: CDC

FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The flu season is picking up steam, with about 7 million Americans having been struck by a strain of […]
January 11, 2019

Mom-to-Be's Flu Can Harm Her Unborn Baby

FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women who get a flu shot protect not only themselves, but also their developing baby, health officials report. […]
January 4, 2019

Flu Widening Its Grip on the United States: CDC

FRIDAY, Jan. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The flu is now spreading throughout the United States, health officials said Friday. Since last week, when nine states […]
December 14, 2018

U.S. Flu Activity Low Right Now, but Rising: CDC

FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Flu season is getting off to a slow but steady start, a U.S. health official said Friday. As of […]
December 10, 2018

Have Heart Failure? Flu Shot May Save Your Life

MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you have heart failure, a flu shot can truly be a lifesaver, researchers report. A study of patients […]
October 25, 2018

Flu Activity Is Low — For Now

THURSDAY, Oct. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Although this flu season is off to a slow start, U.S. health officials are urging everyone to get vaccinated […]
October 11, 2018

Flu Shot in Pregnancy Lowers Risk of Flu Hospitalization

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The flu shot reduces a pregnant woman’s risk of hospitalization for flu by 40 percent, new research shows. “Expecting […]
September 6, 2018

New One-Dose Flu Drug Shows Promise

THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — An experimental single-dose flu drug shows promise as a new way to alleviate the misery of influenza, researchers say. […]
March 22, 2018

More Bad Flu News: It May Raise Your Heart Attack Risk

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Suffering a nasty bout of the flu or pneumonia is bad enough, but now research suggests it might also […]