4-year-old fighting for life, suffered brain damage after getting the flu

U.S. 01/10/20, 09:16

A 4-year-old Iowa girl is fighting for her life after getting the flu. The family said their daughter Jade DeLucia became seriously ill before Christmas. The highest her fever had gone at home was 100, her grandmother, Courtney Frey said. After being rushed to a hospital she began seizing, prompting staff to ...

Flu ruled out as cause of death for Texas couple in Fiji

U.S. 06/06/19, 17:12

Health officials in Fiji said they don't yet have an answer on why a Texas couple died while vacationing on the island but that influenza has been ruled out as a potential cause.Fiji's Ministry of Health and Medical Services said in a statement Wednesday that the investigation is ongoing into ...

Red Sox LHP Price leaves in 1st with illness

Sports 05/25/19, 19:35

Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price has left his start at Houston due to flu-like symptoms.Price lasted three batters and 15 pitches before leaving with two out in the first inning Saturday night. It was the shortest start of Price's career and his shortest outing of any kind since Sept. ...

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

U.S. 04/19/19, 10:23

Three months ago, this flu season was shaping up to be short and mild in the U.S. But a surprising second viral wave has made it the longest in 10 years.This flu season has been officially going for 21 weeks, according to reports collected through last week and released Friday ...

Autopsy: Migrant boy who died in US had flu infection

Sports 04/03/19, 20:50

An autopsy report confirmed Wednesday that an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy who died while in custody of the U.S. Border Patrol on Christmas Eve succumbed to a flu infection — one of two deaths of Central American children in December that raised concerns about the government's ability to care for minors ...

2nd Guatemalan child dead in US custody had flu, infection

Health 04/01/19, 12:41

An 8-year-old Guatemalan boy who died while in custody of the U.S. border patrol on Christmas Eve died of the flu and a bacterial infection, authorities in the Central American nation said Monday. Oscar Padilla, Guatemalan consul in Phoenix, Arizona, told The Associated Pres that the autopsy report on Felipe Gomez ...

Officials see no link between miscarriage risk and flu shots

Health 02/28/19, 14:30

Health officials say further research has not found a miscarriage risk for women who get annual flu shots.Two years ago, a puzzling study found women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots. So experts urged more research.This week, Centers for ...

James Harden out for Rockets at Warriors with flu symptoms

Basketball 02/23/19, 19:44

James Harden is sitting out the Houston Rockets' game against the Golden State Warriors because of flu-like symptoms.While Harden also has a strained neck, coach Mike D'Antoni said the reigning MVP and league scoring leader probably could have played through that. Harden hurt the neck when he got hit during ...

Flu vaccine doing a relatively good job this season

Health 02/14/19, 13:05

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.Preliminary figures suggest the vaccine is 47 percent effective in preventing flu illness severe enough to send someone to the doctor's office. Health officials are generally pleased ...

Ozzy Osbourne hospitalized because of flu complications

Entertainment 02/07/19, 08:15

Ozzy Osbourne is in a hospital.The rocker's wife, Sharon Osbourne, wrote on Twitter Wednesday that the 70-year-old was admitted "following some complications from the flu." She wrote doctors believe "this is the best way to get him on a quicker road to recovery."It was announced last week that the United ...

US flu season appears milder, one year after brutal one

U.S. 01/11/19, 11:23

It's early, but officials say the current flu season is shaping up to be gentler than last winter's unusually brutal one.In most parts of the country right now, the flu strain causing the most illness is a somewhat milder virus. It tends not to cause as many hospitalizations and deaths ...

Flu Vaccines Save Lives

New York 10/26/18, 01:51

As New York City health officials announced Thursday that a child had become the first city resident to die this year of influenza, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report detailing that last year’s flu season was the deadliest “normal” season since the 1970s. According to the ...

Science Says: Fatal outbreak germ a threat to frail patients

Science 10/24/18, 16:17

A common virus blamed for a deadly outbreak at a New Jersey children's rehabilitation center usually poses little risk for healthy people but can lead to dangerous pneumonia in already frail patients.The patients, most younger than 18, were infected by a germ called adenovirus 7, a strain that is among ...

US approves first new type of flu drug in 2 decades

U.S. 10/24/18, 13:20

U.S. health regulators have approved the first new type of flu drug in two decades.Wednesday's approval of Xofluza for people age 12 and older comes ahead of the brunt of this winter's flu season.Xofluza (Zoh-FLEW'-zeh) is a pill that can reduce flu symptoms after one just dose. It developed by ...

Why did the flu kill 80,000 Americans last year?

Health 10/24/18, 03:26

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Patricia L. Foster, Indiana University (THE CONVERSATION) The 2017-2018 flu season was historically severe. Public health officials estimate that 900,000 Americans were hospitalized and 80,000 died from the flu and its complications. For comparison, the previous ...

Kansas records its first flu death of the season

Health 10/16/18, 22:58

Health officials say Kansas has recorded its first flu deaths of the season. The Wichita Eagle reports that the Kansas Department of Health and Environment says two deaths in the state have already been directly attributed to influenza as of Monday. Pneumonia has been the direct cause of death in another ...

APNewsBreak: 80,000 people died of flu last winter in US

U.S. 09/26/18, 15:47

An estimated 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter — the disease's highest death toll in at least four decades.The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Robert Redfield, revealed the total in an interview Tuesday night with The Associated Press.Flu experts knew it ...

End of content

No more pages to load