Influenza

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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Flu Shot
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images via CNN
December 07, 2018 - 10:00 pm
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) -- Most US adults have not gotten a flu shot this season, according to a new survey from NORC, a research organization at the University of Chicago. As of mid-November, only 43% of surveyed people 18 or older said they had gotten vaccinated against the flu, according to...
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Nutter Flu shot
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
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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Dreamstime
Mark Abrams
September 20, 2018 - 5:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A forum on fighting flu in Philadelphia convened on the Penn State campus at the Navy Yard in South Philadelphia on Thursday. The naval site was the source of a flu pandemic that hit the city 100 years ago. "More than 20,000 people died in the city and about 14,000 of...
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Dreamstime
Shara Dae Howard
August 27, 2018 - 4:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's National Immunization Week, and with flu season quickly approaching, it's not too early to consider getting your flu shot now. Albert Rizzo, senior medical adviser for the American Lung Association, said though viruses can be detected year-round, they are the...
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Cold Flu
Dan Wing
April 05, 2018 - 10:26 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- This year's flu season has been a rough one, and even though the seasons have officially changed, we're not done with the fevers, sniffling and nausea just yet. A new strain of the virus is making the rounds. While this season's Influenza A virus has run its course,...
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