INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The seasonal flu outbreak that has killed 40 people so far in Indiana is the state's deadliest in half a decade. State records show that past years have been tamer, with only three people dying of flu last season. The last such severe flu outbreak occurred during... more »
Nine more children or teens have died of the flu, bringing the nation's total this flu season to 29, health officials reported Friday. In a typical season, about 100 children die of the flu, so it is not known whether this year will be better or worse than usual. So... more »
This is how bad this flu season has gotten; some hospitals -- like Lehigh Valley Hospital near Allentown, Pennsylvania -- are finding ways to separate their flu patients from others.
They've set up triage tents outside.
Some hospitals in Denver have separated patients not necessarily with tents. Denver... more »
NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials say flu season is off to its earliest start in nearly 10 years - and it could be a bad one. The primary strain circulating is one that tends to cause more severe illness, especially in the elderly. But officials with the Centers for... more »
The El Paso County Health Department says all indications show the spread of influenza is underway. Locally six people have been hospitalized, and more and more lab tests are coming back with positive results for the illness.
Dr. Bernadette Albanese, the health department's medical director, says it's going to... more »
Swine flu is tougher on patients who also suffer from diabetes and asthma, according to the state health department.
Ned Calonge, chief medical officer at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, said, "Colorado is a state with high asthma and diabetes rates, especially among the Latino and... more »
Civilian and military emergency managers met at Fort Carson Thursday to further develop plans in preparation of the upcoming flu season. The H1N1 "swine flu" hasn't gone away since it first arrived back in the spring and public health managers worry that having two active strains of the virus circulating... more »