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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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