Flu

Vials of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine
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Paul Kurtz
March 06, 2019 - 2:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A mumps outbreak at Temple University is getting worse. The number of mumps-related cases has jumped from 11 to 17 over the past few days, according to Mark Denys, director of Student and Employee Health Services. "There are seven that have been confirmed in our...
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In this Sept. 28, 2015 file photo, Ozzy Osbourne poses for photographers upon arrival at the Pride of Britain Awards 2015 in London.
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February 07, 2019 - 8:39 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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...
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Flu Season
Dreamstime
February 06, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — We are in the hub of cold and flu season. If you are under the weather, you're probably thinking, "I want an antibiotic to get me through this." Actually,...
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Flu Season
Dreamstime
January 11, 2019 - 8:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It's early, but the current flu season is shaping up to be gentler than last winter's unusually brutal one, U.S. health officials said. In most parts of the country, most illnesses right now are being caused by a flu strain that leads to fewer hospitalizations and deaths as the kind...
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The Pennsylvania Department of Health is confirming that the flu is now widespread across the Commonwealth.
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Kim Glovas
January 07, 2019 - 3:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is confirming that the flu is now widespread across the Commonwealth. January and February are peak months for the flu, according to health secretary Dr. Rachel Levine. "We have seen 6,400 cases of the flu. More than 4,000 of...
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Dreamstime
December 28, 2018 - 4:55 pm
By Jamie Gumbrecht (CNN) — Flu activity is increasing in the United States, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday . As of the week ending December 22, nine states are experiencing high flu activity — Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey...
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Pregnant Woman
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Ian Bush
November 17, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Doctors have made it a priority to recommend pregnant women get a flu shot. It's especially important for a certain group of expectant moms, according to new research out of Villanova University. Children born to low-income women are more likely to develop...
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Tony Romeo
November 04, 2018 - 11:55 pm
HARRISBURG (KYW Newsradio) -- The calendar has flipped to November, and the clocks have been turned back an hour. That means colder weather is coming, and so is the flu. Pennsylvania’s Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine says the flu season officially began September 30, and as of last week, there...
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Nutter Flu shot
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Justin Udo
October 30, 2018 - 1:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is encouraging folks to take a critical preventative step against a viral infection that kills thousands every year, and he's leading by example. Tuesday marked the first time the 60-year-old Nutter ever got a flu shot. "I...
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Xofluza
(Genentech via AP)
October 24, 2018 - 3:31 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — 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 is a pill that can reduce severity and shorten duration of flu symptoms...
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