Flu Season
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November 29, 2022, 7:02 PM

Flu cases on the rise across the US

Nearly two-thirds of the states across the country are reporting either “high” or “very high” levels of influenza-like activity, according to the CDC.
November 29, 2022, 7:02 PM
Flu cases on the rise across the US
November 29, 2022, 4:46 PM

At least 53,000 currently hospitalized with flu: CDC

There have been nearly 3,000 flu-related deaths since October with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention saying deaths are at their highest rate in 10 years for this time of year.
November 29, 2022, 4:46 PM
At least 53,000 currently hospitalized with flu: CDC
November 28, 2022, 6:26 PM

Surges in COVID, flu and RSV cases overwhelm hospitals ahead of holidays

ABC News medical contributor Dr. John Brownstein joins ABC News Live with tips to stay safe and healthy through the holiday season.
November 28, 2022, 6:26 PM
Surges in COVID, flu and RSV cases overwhelm hospitals ahead of holidays
November 27, 2022, 5:46 PM

Children's cold and flu medications in high demand

With RSV, COVID and the flu straining the nation's health care system, kids are expected to be at higher risk this winter. Doctors recommend staying up to date on flu and COVID vaccines.
November 27, 2022, 5:46 PM
Children's cold and flu medications in high demand
November 24, 2022, 4:22 AM

FDA flags flu drug shortage

The FDA addressed drug shortage concerns of common antibiotic and flu medications as cases rise in the country.
November 24, 2022, 4:22 AM
FDA flags flu drug shortage
November 22, 2022, 10:01 PM

Fauci gives likely final White House briefing amid spiking flu cases

ABC News Senior Policy Reporter Anne Flaherty talks about what is likely Dr. Anthony Fauci's final briefing and what he says Americans should do to stay healthy this holiday season.
November 22, 2022, 10:01 PM
Fauci gives likely final White House briefing amid spiking flu cases
November 22, 2022, 4:55 PM

Iowa jury gives $27 million verdict in misdiagnosed flu case

A man with bacterial meningitis was misdiagnosed with the flu.
November 22, 2022, 4:55 PM
November 21, 2022, 2:12 AM

Hospital diaries: Doctors reveal how staff are dealing with surge of respiratory infections

Doctors spoke to ABC News about how they're handling a surge of RSV and flu patients, running out of bed to take care of sick kids and experiencing burnout.
November 21, 2022, 2:12 AM
Hospital diaries: Doctors reveal how they're handling surge of respiratory infections
November 21, 2022, 12:30 AM

3 ways you may be able to boost your vaccine response

The most important thing is to get vaccinated no matter the circumstances, doctors say.
November 21, 2022, 12:30 AM
3 tips that may help make your vaccines go the extra mile
November 18, 2022, 11:33 PM

Flu cases, hospitalizations, deaths continue to surge across US

New CDC data released Friday shows flu continues to rage across the U.S. with at least 4.4 million illnesses, 38,000 hospitalizations and 2,100 deaths from influenza.
November 18, 2022, 11:33 PM
Flu deaths continue to surge across US
November 18, 2022, 9:51 PM

Flu immunity and vaccine breakdown for winter months

Doctor Jen Ashton shares what you need to know about getting a flu shot and staying healthy with winter right around the corner..
November 18, 2022, 9:51 PM
Flu immunity and vaccine breakdown for winter months
November 17, 2022, 9:42 PM

How to protect your children from RSV and flu

RSV cases have steadily risen across the U.S. since late August.
November 17, 2022, 9:42 PM
How to protect your children from RSV and flu
November 15, 2022, 8:37 PM

Child in California dies of flu and RSV as cases continue to rise

The child was under the age of 5, according to the California Department of Public Health.
November 15, 2022, 8:37 PM
Child in California dies of flu and RSV as cases continue to rise
November 14, 2022, 7:05 PM

Flu cases spike nationwide with RSV in children still a concern

Hospitals across the country are feeling the strain of the seasonal virus surge with some California hospitals using tents for overflow space.
November 14, 2022, 7:05 PM
Flu cases spike nationwide with RSV in children still a concern
November 14, 2022, 6:32 PM

Weekly flu cases, hospitalizations and deaths double for 2nd week in a row

For the second consecutive week, flu cases, hospitalizations and deaths have doubled, according to data from the CDC.
November 14, 2022, 6:32 PM
For 2nd straight week, flu cases, hospitalizations and deaths have doubled
November 12, 2022, 1:11 AM

Flu cases continue to rage across the US while vaccination rates lag

The CDC reports that flu cases have continued to rage across the country.
November 12, 2022, 1:11 AM
Flu cases continue to rage across the US while vaccination rates lag
November 11, 2022, 7:47 PM

CDC warns of massive increase in flu infections, hospitalizations

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates that so far this season there have been 23,000 hospitalizations and 1,300 deaths from the flu.
November 11, 2022, 7:47 PM
CDC warns of massive increase in flu infections, hospitalizations
November 8, 2022, 9:30 PM

How long does the flu vaccine last?

ABC News medical contributor Dr. Darien Sutton answers your health questions and shares how to decrease stress on Election Day.
November 8, 2022, 9:30 PM
How long does the flu vaccine last?
November 7, 2022, 9:20 PM

Michigan health system restricts visitors under 5 due to spike in RSV, flu cases

Corewell Health East, a hospital system in Michigan, said it is restricting visitors under age 5 due to the surge in RSV and flu cases.
November 7, 2022, 9:20 PM
Spike in flu, RSV cases leads to one hospital system restricting visitors under 5
November 7, 2022, 1:37 AM

Can you get an all-in-one COVID booster and flu shot?

Dr. Darian Sutton shares promising new research from the early stages of a new clinical trial.
November 7, 2022, 1:37 AM
Can you get an all-in-one COVID booster and flu shot?
November 7, 2022, 1:36 AM

CDC warns of growing surge in flu infections

The CDC is warning of a growing surge in flu infections, with the number of cases doubling in the last week.
November 7, 2022, 1:36 AM
CDC warns of growing surge in flu infections
1 month ago

Flu cases, hospitalizations, deaths nearly doubled in the past week

Flu cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have nearly doubled, with the southeast and south-central regions of the U.S. being hit the hardest.
1 month ago
Flu cases, hospitalizations, deaths nearly double in the past week
1 month ago

Flu vaccine uptake low as influenza, RSV continue to spread: CDC

About 5 million more doses were administered to adults at this time last year.
1 month ago
Flu vaccine uptake low as influenza, RSV continue to spread: CDC
1 month ago

Flu vaccine uptake low as influenza, RSV continue to spread: CDC

Flu vaccine uptake is lower this year compared to last year even as the U.S. experiences a surge of respiratory illnesses, the CDC said Friday.
1 month ago
Flu vaccine uptake low as influenza, RSV continue to spread: CDC
1 month ago

Pfizer, BioNTech launch phase 1 trial on combined COVID-19 and flu vaccine

Pfizer and BioNTech announced Thursday that they have started a phase 1 trial on a combination COVID-19 and influenza vaccine.
1 month ago
Pfizer, BioNTech launch phase 1 trial on vaccine for COVID-19 and flu
1 month ago

Why this could be the worst flu season in years

According to CDC data, there have been at least 880,000 cases of flu-like illness this year.
1 month ago
Why this could be the worst flu season in years
1 month ago

School temporarily closes to stop spread of flu and RSV

Indiana’s Community Montessori School director Barbara Burke-Fonden said 13 students are out with influenza.
1 month ago
School temporarily closes to stop spread of flu and RSV
1 month ago

Indiana school temporarily closes to stop the spread of flu, RSV

An Indiana school announced it is closing for a few days after several students have contracted flu, RSV and COVID-19.
1 month ago
School closing to stop spread of RSV, flu
1 month ago

The latest uptick in this year's flu season

The CDC is calling the triple virus threat "the worst flu season in 13 years" as the flu, RSV and COVID-19 push hospitals to their limit.
1 month ago
The latest uptick in this year's flu season
1 month ago

Flu-related hospitalizations highest in 10 years

Flu season is making an early comeback as flu-related hospitalizations are the highest in over a decade for this point in the season, the CDC says.
1 month ago
Flu-related hospitalizations highest in 10 years
1 month ago

CDC reports flu hospitalizations are the worst in a decade

The CDC reports flu hospitalizations are the worst in more than a decade, with at least 12 states reporting moderate or high levels of flu activity.
1 month ago
CDC reports flu hospitalizations are the worst in a decade
1 month ago

Experts warn of severe upcoming flu season as pediatric hospitals already feel the crush

Hospitals are being inundated with pediatric patients sick with respiratory illnesses.
1 month ago
Experts warn of severe flu season in coming months
1 month ago

CDC report finds racial disparities in flu hospitalizations and vaccine uptake

Black, Hispanic and Native adults are more likely to be hospitalized by flu and less likely to be vaccinated against flu.
1 month ago
CDC report finds racial disparities in flu hospitalizations and vaccine uptake
1 month ago

Black, Hispanic adults more likely to be hospitalized with flu than white adults

A new CDC report has found that racial and ethnic minorities are hospitalized with the flu at rates much higher than those of white adults.
1 month ago
Black, Hispanic adults more likely to be hospitalized with flu than white adults: CDC
2 months ago

Flu cases on the rise: CDC

Early increases in flu activity have been reported in most of the U.S., according to the CDC.
2 months ago
Flu cases on the rise: CDC
2 months ago

CDC data suggests this year's flu season could be worse than last year

ABC News medical contributor and Stanford Children’s Health's Dr. Alok Patel discusses this year’s flu season and whether or not it's safe to get both a flu shot and COVID-19 booster.
2 months ago
CDC data suggests this year's flu season could be worse than last year
2 months ago

Growing concerns over rising flu cases and when you should get your shot

Health officials said they are seeing an increase in cases ahead of what some believe is going to be a severe flu season.
2 months ago
Growing concerns over rising flu cases and when you should get your shot
2 months ago

Doctors urge people to get their flu shots

As flu season begins, doctors are stressing that people should get their flu shots to combat the virus.
2 months ago
Doctors urge people to get their flu shots
2 months ago

Flu cases on the rise as US prepares for possibly severe season, data shows

Data from the CDC shows that cases of influenza are rising in the U.S. Health officials have previously warned the country could have a severe flu season.
2 months ago
Flu cases are rising as US prepares for possibly severe season: CDC data
2 months ago

US flu cases on the rise

Early data from the CDC indicates flu cases are rising as the U.S. prepares for a potentially severe flu season.
2 months ago
US flu cases on the rise
2 months ago

Concerns grow over rising flu cases amid pandemic

The number of flu cases is expected to be higher than last year amid lingering COVID-19 woes, according to health experts.
2 months ago
Concerns grow over rising flu cases amid pandemic
3 months ago

Surge in flu cases in Australia warns of potentially bad flu season in US

Australia saw a significant surge in flu-related hospitalizations compared to last year.
3 months ago
Surge in flu cases in Australia warns of potentially bad flu season in US
1 year ago

New study on flu vaccine and children

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that flu shots dramatically reduced the risk of severe flu in children, even when the vaccine doesn't match the strain of virus that infected them.
1 year ago
New study on flu vaccine and children
1 year ago

First child deaths from the flu in 2021 reported

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that two children died of the flu this month, marking the first reported child flu deaths in over a year.
1 year ago
First child deaths from the flu in 2021 reported
1 year ago

State health department raises alarm as campus flu outbreak climbs to over 500 cases

Public health officials are investigating an influenza outbreak at a Michigan university that has resulted in more than 500 cases, as several schools have seen surges.
1 year ago
Campus flu outbreak climbs to over 500 cases, state health department raises alarm
1 year ago

Will flu season be more aggressive this year due to COVID-19 and its variants?

Dr. Jen Ashton with answers to viewers’ health and COVID-19 questions.
1 year ago
Will flu season be more aggressive this year due to COVID-19 and its variants?
1 year ago

Flu vaccines: What you need to know

The severity of the U.S. flu season is unknown at this time but you can get the flu vaccine at the same time as the COVID-19 vaccine or booster.
1 year ago
Flu vaccines: What you need to know
1 year ago

When is the best time to get the flu shot?

ABC News' Dr. Jen Ashton answers viewers’ health questions.
1 year ago
When is the best time to get the flu shot?
1 year ago

What to expect from this year’s upcoming flu season

Dr. Jen Ashton answers viewers’ questions.
1 year ago
What to expect from this year’s upcoming flu season
1 year ago

Is the flu season going to be worse because last year's was so mild?

Dr. Jen Ashton answers questions about the coronavirus vaccines and your health.
1 year ago
Is the flu season going to be worse because last year's was so mild?