By Lizette Borreli | Fri, 12/27/2013 - 17:03
The first wave of flu season leaves the pediatric death toll at four, as H1N1 remains a common strain in widespread infection in 10 states.
By Lecia Bushak | Fri, 12/13/2013 - 18:04
A team of researchers found that infrared laser treatment in collaboration with a flu shot can effectively strengthen the body’s defenses against influenza.
By John Ericson | Wed, 12/11/2013 - 19:19
The New York City Board of Health voted on Wednesday to approve a proposed requirement that all children under the age of 5 receive seasonal flu shots.
By Lecia Bushak | Tue, 12/10/2013 - 18:28
In a recent study, researchers found that the A(H7N9) bird flu strain has a mutation that renders it immune to a top flu drug.
By Justin Caba | Mon, 11/25/2013 - 16:43
Chandler Webb, 19, died about a month after receiving a standard flu shot, and his mother is certain the vaccination caused her son's death.
By Chris Weller | Fri, 10/11/2013 - 13:29
The government shutdown has now seeped into flu season, which means the CDC can't track hospitalizations or outbreaks of the disease.
By Matthew Mientka | Sat, 09/14/2013 - 17:53
The U.S. Air Force says it won't offer free flu vaccinations to its civilian workforce this year, as the service shifts budgetary priorities due to sequestration cuts.
By Jonathan Weiss | Wed, 06/26/2013 - 13:16
A review of over 40 years of data shows that even if the yearly flu shot is not well-matched to the circulating strain, it is still effective in prevention.
By Anoopa Singh | Thu, 05/30/2013 - 18:35
The Tamiflu dosage debate is over: a standard single dose is just as effective as double dose for treating severe influenza.
By Christie Rizk | Fri, 05/24/2013 - 17:08
A mysterious illness that struck seven people in Alabama earlier this week has been determined to be a combination of cold and flu viruses.