According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this year’s flu season started early and has been deadly. As of Dec. 20, at least 15 children have died of the virus this year, which is a significant jump from the four deaths that occurred at the same time last year. Compounding the problem is the fact that current […]
Before you start booking those spring break cruises, you may want to rethink cruising after a third cruise ship has returned to its port with a large number of sick passengers and employees. The 3,104 passenger vessel reported over 180 individuals had fallen ill with a gastrointestinal illness that the cruise line suspected was norovirus, […]
Canadian health officials confirmed on Wednesday that a fatal case of H5N1 bird flu has been reported in Canada being the first case in North America. The victim was a traveler from China when symptoms first appeared while on a flight to Canada from Beijing on Dec. 27. Health Minister of Canada Rona Ambrose reported […]
Dathany Reed had flu-like symptoms when he was admitted in late November to Conroe Regional Medical Center. A few hours later, he was on life support, however, not quite sure of the cause of death. The mother of Dathany, Odessa Reed said her son, a father of three children, had been “full of energy and […]
Flu season is kicking off in full swing this year. The main strain circulating in the USA is the H1N1 virus, which caused the swine flu pandemic of 2009-2010. It is most dangerous to pregnant women and young children and has already taken the lives of four children in the U.S. since Sept. 29, 2013, […]
Three more people died in Saudi Arabia this weekend from the MERS virus, bringing the total number of MERS virus deaths to 50 across the globe. According to the CDC, the MERS virus was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012. MERS, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, is a viral respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus […]
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While the nation is on the lookout for the worst influenza strain to crash ashore in more than a decade, there is another potent and hard-to-kill stomach virus hunched in the tall weeds of American society and it can strike its prey easier than the flu bug. It is called the norovirus, better known as […]
“The bottom line is that the flu season continues,” CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden, said.
Spot the differences between the cold and a flu.
The CDC reports elevated levels of flu-like illnesses in five states.