North Carolina health officials say two more people have died from the flu as the 2018-19 season nears the end.
The death toll for the season is at 203, although the Department of Health and...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa egg farm that killed millions of chickens because of a 2015 bird flu outbreak is suing companies hired by the federal government to disinfect barns.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York health officials say the influenza season isn't over yet but flu is no longer prevalent in the state.
State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker...
RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — A Fremont County woman who died of flu-related complications in March was 56 years old.
The Ranger reports that the Fremont County Coroner identified the victim as...
Two-wave US flu season is now the longest in a decade
NEW YORK (AP) — Three months ago, this flu season was shaping up to be short and mild in the U.S. But a surprising second viral wave has made it the longest in 10 years.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis hospitals are lifting temporary visitor restrictions with a decline in flu activity.
The restrictions began in early January at the recommendation of Marion...
Maine records 1st pediatric death in 3 years
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says the state has recorded its first pediatric death caused by influenza in three years.
Man with flu symptoms dies in immigration custody
FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. immigration officials say a Mexican man who had been showing signs of the flu died in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement this week.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — State statistics report that more Maine residents have come down with the flu this year, but fewer cases resulted in hospitalization.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An autopsy report confirmed 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...
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — 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...
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Health officials say a late-season wave of influenza has caused a spike in hospitalizations across the Inland Northwest.
NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. (AP) — All the schools in a West Virginia county are being closed because of a flu outbreak.
A state Education Department spokesperson forwarded a voicemail from the...
Unusually late flu season brings huge upsurge in cases
SEATTLE (AP) — Hospitals and health officials are reporting a huge upsurge in the number of flu cases in Washington state this month - a time of year when the flu season is usually winding...
Flu has killed 4 Utah children since October
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Health officials say four children have died from the flu in Utah since October, and with a new strain of the illness, the threat may not subside for weeks.
Influenza still a problem as spring arrives in Maine
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says five people died from the flu last week, bringing the season total to nearly 30 in the state.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The top health official in Indiana's most-populous county is urging people with mild flu cases not to visit hospital emergency rooms.
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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State health officials have confirmed the fourth death of a New Jersey child associated with the flu this season.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — At least two western Indiana hospitals are restricting visitors to curb the spread of flu-like illnesses.
The (Terre Haute) Tribune-Star reports Regional Hospital...
Flu kills 9 more people in North Carolina
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services says that the flu has killed nine more people in the state, bringing this season's total death count to...
Tennessee state veterinarian warns of equine influenza
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's state veterinarian is warning horse owners to take precautions after the equine influenza virus was diagnosed in several horses returning from out-of-state...
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Maine's independent senator is getting behind a push to increase the federal government's funding for research to create a universal flu vaccine.
NEW YORK (AP) — There's a strong chance this flu season has peaked, but health officials are watching a recent wave of illnesses from a nastier flu strain.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Health Department is continuing to warn people about the dangers of influenza with five deaths primarily attributed to the disease so far this season, including...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A child 4 years old or younger and two other young people are listed among the latest flu victims in North Carolina.
The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of flu-related deaths in Oklahoma this season now stands at 51.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported Thursday that nearly half of the deaths have...
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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Health officials say flu activity in New Mexico is higher than the national average.
State Department of Health officials say the rate of hospital admissions among...
Health officials report 21 flu deaths for previous week
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina health officials have recorded the deadliest week yet during the 2018-19 flu season, with 21 deaths which include a victim between the ages of 5 and...
Officials see no link between miscarriage risk and flu shots
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say further research has not found a miscarriage risk for women who get annual flu shots.
Two years ago, a puzzling study found women who had miscarriages...
State: School’s ‘football flu’ policy can be challenged
BURLINGTON CITY, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey school employee has won a round in a dispute over using a sick day during last year's Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl victory parade.
3rd child death associated with flu reported in New Jersey
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State health officials have confirmed the third death of a New Jersey child associated with the flu this season.
Built Ford Tough: Keselowski shakes off flu to win Atlanta
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Brad Keselowski had his hands full with a new car and a new rules package — enough to make for a trying race — before a stomach virus nearly flattened him.
The Latest: Keselowski shakes off flu to win at Atlanta
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Atlanta Motor Speedway (all times local):
Brad Keselowski has recovered from a stomach virus to win Sunday's race at...
James Harden out for Rockets at Warriors with flu symptoms
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — James Harden is sitting out the Houston Rockets' game against the Golden State Warriors because of flu-like symptoms.
While Harden also has a strained neck, coach Mike...
AP FACT CHECK: Undocumented GOP, Dem rhetoric on immigration
WASHINGTON (AP) — The political fallout from President Donald Trump's push for his border wall is giving rise to overwrought rhetoric from Republicans and Democrats alike.
Connecticut reports first pediatric flu death of season
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut public health officials have reported the state's first pediatric flu death of the season.
The Department of Public Health on Friday did not release the...
Florida lawmaker uses his nose to try to get flu bill passed
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — How far is Florida Rep. Tyler Sirois willing to go to get a bill passed?
On Thursday, he let fellow Republican Rep. Cary Pigman shove a stick up his nose as news...
AP FACT CHECK: Senator makes false national emergency claim
Sen. Kevin Cramer, a North Dakota Republican, claimed this week that members of Congress are opposing President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration because they dislike the...
North Carolina health officials report 13 new flu deaths
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina health officials say 13 people died from the flu in the state last week, raising the death toll for the season to 68.
A second child has died from the flu this season in Colorado
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reports a second child has died from flu in the state this year.
3rd child flu death reported in Massachusetts
BOSTON (AP) — Public health officials in Massachusetts have confirmed a third pediatric flu death in the state this season.
The state Public Health Department confirmed Tuesday that the...
First pediatric flu death recorded in Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin health officials say a child has died after developing the flu.
The Department of Health Services says the death occurred in southeastern Wisconsin, but declined to identify the child. Since October, there have been 13 flu-related deaths, but this is the first pediatric case.
Flu still on the rise in Alabama
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Flu cases are still on the rise in Alabama.
A new report from state health officials says the illness is widespread in most of the state. Al.com reports that Mobile County is the only area in the where numbers aren't increasing.
Officials: Flu blamed for deaths of child, sheriff’s deputy
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials in eastern Nebraska say a child and a Douglas County sheriff's deputy have died from complications of the flu.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says 51-year-old Deputy Dave Wintle died Thursday morning at an Omaha hospital. Officials say the 29-year veteran of the department experienced trouble breathing Thursday before he was taken to the hospital.
Flu vaccine doing a relatively good job this season
NEW YORK (AP) — 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 someone to the doctor's office. Health officials are generally pleased if a flu vaccine works in 40 to 60 percent of people.
Number of flu cases spiked across Alaska last month
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The number of flu cases in Alaska in January has soared past the monthly levels recorded in the last four years, according to a report by the state Division of Public Health.
Health officials have confirmed 1,279 flu cases in January, more than 15 times the number of cases recorded in December, the Anchorage Daily News reported Wednesday.
Flu cases on the rise in South Dakota
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The number of flu cases is starting to climb in South Dakota.
State health officials say that as of early February, about 1,000 cases of flu have been reported. In Pennington County, 21 cases from December to February have involved hospitalization, including one death.
Louisiana’s flu season: Severe, but not as bad as last year
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana is having a severe flu season, with New Orleans and three nearby parishes getting the worst of it so far.
State health department official Frank Welch says that statewide, more than 8 percent of patients are reporting flu-like symptoms to their doctors.