In a worrisome sign, a bird flu in China appears to have mutated so that it can spread to other animals, raising the potential for a bigger threat to people, scientists said Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) - The worst of the flu season appears to be over.
A grieving Jacksonville mother is speaking out to put a face on a tragedy that has torn her life apart. Her son, 4, died after getting the flu.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Physician's Medical Center on San Jose Boulevard says flu shots are going fast, only 36 left.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show 29 children have died from the flu this season, which is a harsh reminder that influenza is deadly.
PHOENIX (AP) -- A Phoenix radio personality has died in Arizona shortly after contracting flu-like symptoms while visiting Florida during the holidays.
As the flu epidemic rages on in many parts of the country, experts say the best defense against the virus is getting a seasonal flu shot.
Twenty flu-related deaths have been reported in kids so far this winter, one of the worst tolls this early in the year since the government started keeping track in 2004.
The early flu season has spiked a fury of "germaphobia" across the United States as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that the flu has reached epidemic levels. Widespread activity is projected to continue.
JACKSONVILLE, FLA-- With the flu running rampant across the nation, pharmacies are struggling to keep up with the demand for the flu vaccine.
If you cannot find Tylenol pain reliever at your local CVS store this flu season, it might be because that store is no longer stocking it.
There's a belief, popular in the current flu outbreak, that getting vaccinated can actually give you the flu, and many people use it as a reason to avoid the shot. A survey by CVS Pharmacy last year found that about 35% of consumers think it's true.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- What if your boss fired you because you didn't get a flu shot? That's the new policy for some hospitals across the nation.
Know that tag-line phrase -- "stars, they're just like us"? Well, it's all too true in the case of the flu, which has been raging across the country, and has not spared anyone, including some of Hollywood's biggest stars.
Flu medicine for children is in short supply in some parts of the country. Many pharmacies can make up an alternative when needed - but parents may need to ask for it.
The flu was widespread in 47 states as of the first week of January
and this flu season has so far killed a total 21 children, the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.
Most of us have heard this advice to preventing the flu before-- wash
your hands frequently, sanitize, and avoid touching your nose, eyes and
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Businesses in New Hampshire are doing what they can
to slow the spread of this year's early and aggressive flu virus.
Veterans may still receive the flu shot at one of thirteen North Florida/South Georgia Veteran Health System facilities.
As the flu sweeps the USA, offices and classrooms face empty chairs
while hospital emergency departments confront overflow crowds.