Flu

A woman sick in bed.
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Lynne Adkins
February 25, 2020 - 4:00 am
For millions of Americans, breathing on any day can be a chore, but cold and flu season can make the process much more difficult. Read more here.
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Paul Kurtz
February 21, 2020 - 2:11 pm
Following last spring’s on-campus outbreak, more cases of the mumps have been reported among Temple University students. Read more here.
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Electron microscope image shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab.
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AP News
February 20, 2020 - 2:06 pm
A wide share of Americans are at least moderately confident in U.S. health officials' ability to handle emerging viruses, and more express concern about catching the flu than catching the new coronavirus, according to a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Read...
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Worrall Elementary in Broomall
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Tim Jimenez
February 18, 2020 - 6:48 am
A second grade student in Delaware County has died of complication from the flu. His is the first child flu death reported in Pennsylvania this season. Read more here.
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John McDevitt
January 31, 2020 - 3:59 pm
Cases of the flu are on the rise again in the U.S. Read more here.
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Red Cross blood drive
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Mark Abrams
January 20, 2020 - 9:40 am
The American Red Cross of Eastern Pennsylvania is begging for blood donations due to a shortage of blood supply at area hospitals. Read more here.
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Mark Abrams
January 09, 2020 - 3:39 pm
The number of flu cases showing up in doctors’ offices and emergency rooms has spiked in recent weeks. Medical officials predict this season so far is on track to be as severe as the 2017-2018 flu season, which was the deadliest in more than four decades. Read more here.
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Tim Jimenez
December 10, 2019 - 7:26 am
Flu season is here, and it's widespread in Pennsylvania with five deaths reported in the state. Health professionals say there are steps people can take to stay healthy and prevent its spread. Read more here.
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A woman coughing.
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KYW Staff
November 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
Acute bronchitis is most often caused by viruses and in many cases, the same viruses that cause colds and the flu also cause bronchitis. Read more here.
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A death certificate for a flu victim during the 1918 pandemic, on display in a new exhibit at the Mütter Museum.
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John McDevitt
October 14, 2019 - 4:30 am
A new exhibit on a deadly influenza pandemic over 100 years ago opens later this week at the Mütter Museum and Historical Medical Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. The exhibit will serve as a public remembrance honoring the lives lost, while asking the question, "Could it happen...
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