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.
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...
Flu strain identified as sickening 120 at Michigan meeting
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Health officials have identified a flu strain that sickened about 120 people from at least 25 states who attended a convention in Grand Rapids.
The Kent County Health Department and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said Friday that results obtained from Michigan residents confirms three positive cases of Influenza A (H1N1), also known as swine flu.
2 Michigan swine flu cases among 1st detected in US in 2018
FOWLERVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Health officials say two children are among this year's first detected U.S. cases of a particular influenza virus after being exposed to a sick pig at a fair.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said Friday the influenza A (H1N2) variant has been identified as the strain that sickened the attendees of last month's Fowlerville Family Fair. It's similar to the main flu viruses circulating in swine.
Officials: Iowa flu death toll triple what it was last year
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Public Health Department says in its latest report that 157 Iowa residents have died of flu-related illnesses since Oct. 1 — the worst flu season since the swine flu outbreak in 2009.
The department says that at this point last flu season, just 50 confirmed flu deaths had been reported in Iowa.
A federal report released Friday says there are signs the national outbreak could be easing, but illness rates remain higher than normal.
Flu season still getting worse; now as bad as 2009 swine flu
NEW YORK (AP) — The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago.
A government report out Friday shows 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That ties the highest level seen in the U.S. during swine flu in 2009.
And it surpasses every winter flu season since 2003, when the government changed the way it measures flu.
CDC: Flu Season Now As Bad As 2009′s Swine Flu
Washington and Idaho are in the midst of what’s likely to be the worst flu season since the 2009 swine flu pandemic.
Forty Washingtonians died from the flu in the past week, according to the Washington Department of Health, nearly doubling the total flu season count to 86 deaths.
1st Michigan swine flu case of ’17 found in Allegan County
ALLEGAN, Mich. (AP) — Health officials say a child who visited a county fair in western Michigan last month is the first confirmed case of swine flu in the state this year.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Allegan County Health Department reported the child visited the Allegan County Fair that ran Sept. 8-16, 2017. They say that because the incubation period for the illness is one to seven days, no new cases from exposure at the fair are expected.
Study prompts call to examine flu vaccine and miscarriage
NEW YORK (AP) — A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say nearly 50 hogs at another county fair in Ohio were removed for slaughter after at least two animals tested positive for swine flu.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture says the hogs were removed from the Franklin County fair on Wednesday for slaughter. The Franklin County Agricultural Society said Thursday that livestock areas have been disinfected and no swine flu was present on the fairgrounds.
WILMINGTON, Ohio (AP) — State officials have ordered the slaughter of nearly 300 hogs at a county fair in Ohio after at least two animals tested positive for swine flu.
WLWT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2sXxlyN ) a Clinton County fair representative confirmed Thursday that hogs had tested positive and would be slaughtered.