H3N2 Swine Flu News
CDC Predicts Flu Vaccine Will Be More Effective Than Last Year
After an intense flu season last year, health officials said they are hopeful that this year's flu vaccine will be far more effective at curbing outbreaks. This year's vaccine will target the same strain of the virus, the H3N2 strain, that mutated last year, leaving the vaccine less effective,
Flu Vaccine Less Effective Than Expected: CDC
Does it seem like everyone you know is getting sick this winter? That may be because this year's flu vaccine isn't as strong expected, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . The vaccine has an 18 percent effectiveness against the dominant H3N2 flu strain, the CDC
Flu: This Year's Vaccine Is Worse Than We Thought
This year's flu vaccine is only 23 percent effective against this year's predominant strain, H3N2 , according to a new report out today from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the middle of a bad flu season , it turns out the vaccine doesn't offer much protection against the flu
Flu Closes Schools, Flusters Hospitals Nationwide
This flu season continues to prove exceptionally bad with school closures and overwhelmed hospitals throughout the country. In Minco, Oklahoma , a public school with too many children out sick decided to close its doors for the week, according to ABC's Oklahoma affiliate KOCO-TV. In Philadelphia,
What a Doctor Has to Say About Fighting the Flu
With flu season in full swing, Dr. Richard Besser, ABC News chief health and medical editor, says awareness and education about the virus is a must. Flu can be more than an inconvenience, leading to as many as 35,000 deaths a year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Early
This Is When You Can Expect the Flu Season to End
We're about halfway through the flu season, and it's shaping up to be a severe one, according to the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Influenza activity is elevated throughout the United States, according to the latest weekly flu report from the agency. And because
Flu Activity Worsens Nationwide, CDC Reports
The 2014-15 flu season continues to be especially bad in the United States, with 43 states now reporting either high or widespread flu activity, according to the latest flu surveillance report released today. This year's predominant flu strain, called H3N2 , is partially to blame for the bad flu
Number of States Reporting High Flu Activity Expected to Rise
The CDC already calls the volume of cases an epidemic and new numbers are expected to be released soon.
The Flu Hits Hard
National Institutes of Health's Dr. Anthony Fauci on the flu epidemic hitting the United States.
Almost Half the Nation Seeing High Flu Activity
both frigid weather and the flu. Flu has reached epidemic levels with half of the United States, 22 state, seeing high flu activity. At least 15 children have died so far and with kids now heading back to school tomorrow after the holiday break we wanted to were in Dr. Jeb bush Ashton for advice.