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Now she can't even go do anything on her own," Lane's mother, Julie Barron, said at the time. Barron said she had no idea how her daughter could have contracted it. Doctors initially believed she had the flu. Symptoms of hantavirus are similar to flu and include fever, severe muscle aches and fatigue.
It was like a tidal wave. And no one could stop it. That's how Dr. Todd Detar described this flu season -- one that killed more than 250 people in this state, hospitalized more than 4,440 and afflicted more than 130,000. "A lot of the providers were struggling with the amount of volume that they had to care ... epidemic

Just when we thought flu season was over, researchers at the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute in Albuquerque say another flu-like virus has surfaced. KSFR contributor Mary Lou Cooper speaks with. Dr. Adrianna Kayone about the virus, called an imitator virus, and why there is no preventative ...
The death of a 3-month-old girl who contracted the flu last year might never have an official explanation. Larimer County health officials had previously said the baby possibly died from the flu in November 2017, but the coroner's office could not confirm the information. The Coloradoan obtained a ...
"To broaden efforts even further, today we are launching a $12 million Grand Challenge in partnership with the Page family to accelerate the development of a universal flu vaccine," Gates said in his remarks. "The goal is to encourage bold thinking by the world's best scientists across disciplines, ...
INDIANAPOLIS - An INDIANA woman is in the hospital recovering from severe flu complications which included a leg amputation. Shari Hall was diagnosed with bronchitis in February. Hall's sister-in-law, Kellie Lannon, told WXIN Hall's symptoms started to get worse from there. "She had trouble ...

Only 1 of 10 U.S. regions reported outpatient flu activity above region-specific baselines for the week ending April 21. The percentage of outpatient visits for influenza-like illness for the week was 1.7 percent, which falls below the 2.2 percent national baseline. CDC data suggest this year's flu season ...
Parents of a 5-year-old Carpentersville girl who died last week from the flu said they opted out of getting their daughter vaccinated because they were concerned it would exacerbate her tendency to have seizures, which were brought on by fevers. One of the possible side effects of the flu vaccine is ... children
A hundred years ago, the world was struck by a nightmare scenario. World War I was still raging. And then a suspicious disease appeared. In the spring of 1918, the first wave of cases weren't all that bad. The death rate was low. But by November, the "mother of all flu pandemics" was spreading ...
Mia had contracted the H1N1 flu strain, and complications from it required her to use a ventilator and nasogastric tube. After days at the children's hospital, irreversible damage had been done to the brain by the virus and it ultimately stopped blood flow to the brain, Lobo said. With the family's ...
The Kane County Health Department confirmed Wednesday that a pediatric flu-related death took place there last week. While officials are not allowed to go into specifics, the child's parents confirmed the victim as 5-year-old Mia Lobo from Carpentersville. Lobo died Saturday at Advocate Lutheran General ...
To date, San Diego County has recorded 20,661 confirmed flu cases this season, nearly four times as many as were reported during the same period during the 2016-2017 influenza year. The county's 101 cases reported by local health care providers and labs last week represent just 3 percent of the 3,349 ...
Derek Bernath, one of 48 Southern Nevadans to die this year from the flu, ordered a bowl of sweet-and-sour soup the night before he died. Now his mom, Peggy, can't stop wondering if it was a warning sign that the 37-year-old was losing his battle against the especially virulent strain of the disease that has ...
Kira was part of a sobering statistic during a singular flu season — 145 dead in Georgia and 3,037 hospitalizations in metro Atlanta. According to local health officials, this was the worst outbreak in decades. “I had the flu many times,” said Molina, his voice breaking. “This had to be some kind of mutation.
Health officials in Las Vegas are reporting a jump in the number of flu cases, deaths and hospitalizations this year compared with last year. The Southern Nevada Health District reported Monday that 48 people have died of flu this season, and that of the 1,291 cases reported so far, 940 people were ...
If we are organized in being consistent with our health throughout each season, there is a more than likely chance you can beat the colds, flu, and other viruses and illnesses are thrown your way! Here are the top remedies you should try out in order to keep yourself feeling healthy, ALL year round.
The number of reported flu cases declined significantly in Erie County last week, but health officials said flu season is not over yet. Sixty-six cases were reported last week to the Erie County Department of Health, a decline from the updated total of 103 cases reported the previous week and 195 cases ...

Flu deaths continue to decrease enough for Vidant Health System to announce that as of today, it has lifted the system-wide visitation restrictions that were imposed on children ages 12 and younger. “Due to a decrease in flu activity and viral respiratory illnesses, Vidant is able to lift the temporary visitor ...
Cookie sale in honor of Billings Girl Scout who died from flu-related complications exceeds expectations ... Troop members, their parents and other volunteers set out to sell 3,000 boxes of cookies in memory of Chloe Lai, a troop member who died in February of flu-related complications. Courtesy photo.
The second wave of flu that started to hit a few weeks ago is already on the wane, according to the Connecticut Department of Public Health. Flu activity had started to decrease after hitting a peak in early February, but increased in the previous several weeks, state officials said, due to increased circulation ...
Because of increased flu activity this season, the Southern Nevada Health District's Office of Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance is working with the health district's Vital Records program and the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health to review and update previously reported cases of flu. Based on this review ...
Two more flu-related deaths were recorded for the week ending April 14 as the illness, like winter in general, says a long goodbye. The deaths were among people 75 to 84 years old. While the deaths were recorded between April 8 and April 14, they may have occurred earlier. The deaths bring the total for ...
As this year's flu season winds down, manufacturers already are preparing updated vaccines for the upcoming flu season this fall and winter. While seasonal flu vaccines are important public health tools, our current approach can leave us one step behind the ever-changing influenza virus. Therefore ...
The genome of the flu virus has been fully sequenced in its native RNA form for the first time. Previously, all influenza genomes — as well as those of other viruses that store their genetic material as RNA — had been determined by copying the molecule into DNA. The native flu genome was generated ...
BEMIDJI—This year marks the 100-year anniversary of the 1918 flu pandemic which killed roughly 40 million people. Bemidji at first thought that it was a haven from the flu, but in the fall of 1918, it, too, experienced the effects. The 1918 pandemic was unusual in that it killed many healthy 20- to 40-year-olds ...
As quickly as the flu struck, it faded. But when the soldiers hustled off to the battlefields of northern France and across the world, they carried the virus with them. Somewhere along the way, that strain of the flu grew ever more dangerous, striking down more and more people. Late in the summer of 1918, ...
(CNN) — You may want to take a little extra time washing your hands if you're visiting relatives this Passover and Easter weekend. Doctors are still seeing a number of patients with flu, but the numbers are declining amid an intense flu season. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed ...
“The flu, pneumonia, sepsis. It was a domino effect,” Chief Latancio said. “As time progressed and he got moved to other hospitals and stuff, that's when it really got bad,” Assistant Chief Willows said. The fire chief said McCue's body was fighting so hard to sustain his vital organs, his extremities shut down.
According to the CDC Alabama's flu numbers are lower than most. "We thought we were in the clear almost," said Andie Freedman. In fact, Alabama is one of only four states with sporadic flu cases. Doctors say that could change if a second wave hits. Freedman's son is three years old and still in that high risk age range.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning that there will be yet another wave of illness in this already brutal flu season, and local docs say they're already seeing it. The deadly flu strain A H3N2 has been responsible for much of the sickness so far this year. But within the last ...
Doctors said the strain of flu we are seeing this late in the season is B, and it can have a significant impact on small children. While many expect the flu season to be wrapping up, doctors are warning it could still last several more weeks and children are vulnerable. Pittsburgh's Action News 4 reporter Marci ...
And the county Health and Human Services Agency continues to receive reports of flu-related deaths that have occurred in recent weeks, adding 11 to the season total Wednesday. The flu has hit the region's most medically vulnerable populations the hardest and in San Diego, as the region's recent ...
(WXYZ) - Just when you thought flu season was winding down, the CDC issues a warning of a possible second wave. And this late-season flu strain can be particularly tough on children. We invited our social media followers to ask Dr. Nandi questions and we got quite a few good ones. Katie Pacek from ...
Another flu-related death was reported in Pitt County last week, according to county health officials. The death was among eight reported statewide in North Carolina last week, raising the seasonal total to 328, the highest number in a decade. The eight deaths reported to N.C. Department of Health and ...
A simple three-atom tweak to a promising flu-fighting molecule makes it a thousand times more potent, scientists have found. The tweak allows the compound to latch onto both, rather than just one, of the manganese atoms at the heart of a flu enzyme, knocking it out. Such a drug could serve as a backup to ...
The rate of outpatient visits for influenza-like illnesses (ILI) dropped to 2.7% last week, close to the national baseline of 2.2%, according to the latest influenza surveillance data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This is the 17th week ILI has been at or above the national ...
You're correct that the assumption has been that it's by coughing that we pump aerosolized droplets of moisture, which contain the flu virus, into the air and onto the surfaces around us. We've known for some time that these droplets can hang in the air for up to several hours and can live on hard surfaces for ...
Bad news, Pink fans in Montreal: the pop singer just postponed her Friday concert thanks to the flu. Pink announced on Twitter Thursday that she was “absolutely gutted” to postpone the show at the Bell Centre but said she will “absolutely be back.” “I'm grateful for you wanting to come and be with us at all.
FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's been a particularly tough flu season, but spring -- and real relief -- may be near, new numbers show. The flu season continues to wind down, with yet another drop seen in doctor visits and less severe strains of influenza becoming ever more dominant. But hospitalizations for ...
The most frequently identified virus type in positive specimens this flu season has been influenza A, primarily driven by the H3N2 strain. However, influenza B cases were reported more frequently than influenza A cases for the week ending March 17. The agency confirmed 2,498 positive specimens for ...
N.C. flu deaths rose to 328 for this season, with eight more deaths recorded in the week that ended March 17, according to state statistics released Thursday. The severe flu season, which began in October and has about eight weeks left, has had more deaths in North Carolina so far than each year of the ...
Such scenes of plane-contracted illness are not easy to shake, leaving the creeping feeling that flying is a game of cold-and-flu Russian roulette. As George Dvorsky of Gizmodo reports, there has been surprisingly little research about the spread of respiratory diseases on planes, until now. A new study ...
Effective Friday, flu restrictions for visitors 12 and under were lifted at Charlotte-area Atrium Health hospitals, including Carolinas HealthCare System Stanly. A significant drop in the number of patients being seen with flu-like symptoms prompted the change. Atrium Health is joining Novant Health, Cone ...
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Hospitals in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne are ending restrictions on visitors that they put in place earlier this flu season. The Marion County Public Health Department says Indianapolis hospitals will resume their regular visitation policies on Monday. It says the number of patients ...
Sometimes victims may die as a result of a secondary bacterial infection or they may have had an existing chronic illness that was aggravated by the flu. In addition, some people who die of the flu may not have been tested or were tested so late in their illness it was no longer detectable. Therefore, the CDC ...
PORTLAND, ME - DECEMBER 29: Troy Ali, 21 of Portland receives a flu shot from Greater Portland Health medical assistant Anissa Millette at the clinic in Franklin Towers on Cumberland Ave on Friday, December 29, 2017. (Staff Photo by Carl D. Walsh/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images).
A busy mom who tried to fight the flu says she eventually ended up in the hospital. Stephanie Soriano just wanted to get rid of her flu in January and began taking over-the-counter medication, WJW-TV reports. Advertisement. "I was coming in and out of conscious," she said. Doctors said she unknowingly ...
Our family got hit hard and early with a variety of bugs that ranged from stomach flu to aches and pains to that horrible bronchial cough that likes to linger for what seems like eternity. At the last minute, my husband and I even had to cancel a long-overdue Thanksgiving trip to see his family on the East Coast ...
Generally, people breathe a huge sigh of relief after recovering from the flu. But according to the latest research, some strains of the flu virus can leave a lasting impression. Following infection, viruses like the H3N2 strain are shown to cause forgetfulness in mice for months after recovery. This means that as ...
Palese is one of several scientists working on what they call the holy grail of flu: a universal vaccine, one that would protect against all strains of the virus and be durable for multiple years – if not a lifetime. In order to do that, Palese's team built a new virus, one that doesn't exist in nature. It's the basis of a ...


 

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