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February 16, 2024 at 11:59 PM

25 states see 'high,' or 'very high' levels of respiratory illness activity: CDC

New CDC data updated Friday shows 25 states are experiencing ‘high’ or ‘very high’ levels of respiratory illness activity.
February 16, 2024 at 11:59 PM
'High,' 'very high' levels of respiratory virus activity seen in half of states: CDC
February 12, 2024 at 4:07 PM

Flu cases on the rise in US

With many states reporting "very high" levels of flu, the CDC recommends staying up to date on vaccinations and taking preventative steps.
February 12, 2024 at 4:07 PM
Flu cases on the rise in US
1 month ago

New CDC respiratory illness numbers

The agency says both flu and COVID hospitalizations have decreased over the last few weeks.
1 month ago
New CDC respiratory illness numbers
1 month ago

Respiratory illness numbers declining across states

Twenty-three states are experiencing "high" or "very high" levels of respiratory illnesses, according to health officials.
1 month ago
Respiratory illness numbers declining across states
2 months ago

CDC cautions against high respiratory illness cases

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the spread of respiratory illnesses appears to be slowing, for now.
2 months ago
CDC cautions against high respiratory illness cases
2 months ago

States report rising levels of flu, COVID and RSV

At least 38 states have reported high or very high levels of respiratory illnesses.
2 months ago
States report rising levels of flu, COVID and RSV
2 months ago

CDC warns respiratory illnesses continue to spread

At least 38 states are now showing "high" or "very high" cases of illness including, COVID-19, flu and RSV.
2 months ago
CDC warns respiratory illnesses continue to spread
2 months ago

Respiratory illnesses elevated in 38 states, according to CDC

Data from the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows respiratory illnesses are elevated in 38 states.
2 months ago
Respiratory illnesses elevated in 38 states, according to CDC
2 months ago

Indoor mask requirements reinstated in hospitals in 9 states and NYC

Some hospitals are returning to masking, given the rise of respiratory illnesses like COVID, RSV and the flu.
2 months ago
Indoor mask requirements reinstated in hospitals in 9 states and NYC
2 months ago

New York City public hospitals bring back mask mandates in certain areas

New York City Health + Hospitals is bringing back indoor masking across its buildings in areas where patients are being cared for amid a rise in respiratory viruses.
2 months ago
Public hospitals in this city bring back mask mandates in certain areas
2 months ago

Partial mask mandate returns to New York City public hospitals

COVID and flu cases have been rising across the United States.
2 months ago
Partial mask mandate returns to New York City public hospitals
2 months ago

Why hospitals in several states are reinstating mask requirements

Amid a rise in COVID and flu cases and hospitalizations, several hospitals across the U.S. are reinstating mask requirements for staff and visitors.
2 months ago
Hospitals in at least 6 states are requiring masks indoors
2 months ago

Alarming rise in respiratory illnesses

Some hospitals are bringing back masks, with 31 states and Washington, D.C., seeing high or very high levels of infection from flu, COVID, RSV and the common cold.
2 months ago
Alarming rise in respiratory illnesses
2 months ago

Doctors warn of a spike in respiratory infections

Across the country, health officials are seeing a rise in respiratory illnesses like RSV, COVID, the flu, and the common cold.
2 months ago
Doctors warn of a spike in respiratory infections
2 months ago

Respiratory illness cases rising in the US

ABC News’ Dr. Darien Sutton provides an update on the increase in respiratory illnesses across the country.
2 months ago
Respiratory illness cases rising in the US
2 months ago

The latest on RSV, flu and COVID

ABC News’ Dr. Darien Sutton answers questions about the illnesses that continue to spread this holiday season.
2 months ago
The latest on RSV, flu and COVID
2 months ago

Hospitals see increase in respiratory illness ahead of holidays

23 states plus New York City and Washington DC are seeing high or very high levels of respiratory illnesses.
2 months ago
Hospitals see increase in respiratory illness ahead of holidays
2 months ago

Flu vaccine reduces the risk of hospitalization in infants, study shows

ABC News medical correspondent Dr. Darien Sutton breaks down a new study that showed how flu vaccines reduced the risk of hospitalization in infants younger than 6 months.
2 months ago
Flu vaccine reduces the risk of hospitalization in infants, study shows
2 months ago

Respiratory illness on the rise

Seventeen states plus NYC are experiencing high levels of infection including RSV, COVID and flu.
2 months ago
Respiratory illness on the rise
2 months ago

Flu and COVID cases climb as CDC says RSV is peaking

Hospitals are seeing an increase in respiratory illnesses ahead of the holiday season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
2 months ago
Flu and COVID cases climb as CDC says RSV is peaking
2 months ago

Respiratory infections on the rise: CDC

Health officials are urging eligible patients to be vaccinated for the flu, COVID, and RSV.
2 months ago
Respiratory infections on the rise: CDC
2 months ago

COVID-19 and flu levels continue to increase but CDC director believes US has hit peak of RSV

New CDC data updated on Friday shows COVID and flu hospitalizations continue to increase across the U.S. as the CDC director says she believes we've hit the peak of RSV.
2 months ago
COVID-19, flu continue to increase but CDC director believes US has hit peak of RSV
3 months ago

Cases of RSV, COVID-19 and the flu on the rise

Eleven states are now reporting “high” or “very high” levels of respiratory illnesses.
3 months ago
Cases of RSV, COVID-19 and the flu on the rise
3 months ago

How your mood could affect your flu shot

A new article suggests that your attitude, gut health and other factors have been shown to boost immune response. Dr. Jen Ashton explains.
3 months ago
How your mood could affect your flu shot
3 months ago

Cases of respiratory illnesses are on the rise

Eleven states, plus New York and Puerto Rico, are experiencing high or very high levels of respiratory illness activity.
3 months ago
Cases of respiratory illnesses are on the rise
3 months ago

How to avoid respiratory viruses and stay healthy over the holidays

Experts continue to stress that current vaccination is one of the most important factors in reducing the spread of respiratory disease.
3 months ago
How to avoid respiratory viruses and stay healthy over the holidays
3 months ago

Activity already high amid flu season

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that several states are grappling with elevated flu activity.
3 months ago
Activity already high amid flu season
3 months ago

Hospitals brace for a potential ‘tripledemic’ season

As influenza surges in seven states, health officials said they fear that infections of flu, covid and RSV may rise as Americans gather for the holidays.
3 months ago
Hospitals brace for a potential ‘tripledemic’ season
4 months ago

Updates on flu and COVID-19 vaccines

With new flu and COVID-19 vaccines available, which one is the right one for you?
4 months ago
Updates on flu and COVID-19 vaccines
4 months ago

Getting flu and COVID shot together still reasonable amid safety review of potential stroke risk: Experts

Older adults who got a COVID booster and a high-dose version of the flu vaccine together may have an increased risk of stroke, according to a new FDA-funded study.
4 months ago
Flu, COVID shots together safe after review of potential stroke risk: Experts
4 months ago

Moderna doses 1st participant in phase 3 clinical trial of combo flu, COVID vaccine

Moderna announced the first participant has been dosed in the company's phase 3 clinical trial of its combination flu and COVID vaccine.
4 months ago
1st participant dosed in phase 3 of Moderna's combo COVID, flu vaccine trial
4 months ago

Flu, RSV starting to circulate but cases remain lower than last year: CDC

Flu and other respiratory viruses, like RSV, are starting to circulate but levels are not as high as they were this time last year, CDC data shows.
4 months ago
Flu, RSV starting to circulate but cases remain lower than last year: CDC
5 months ago

Teen has hands, legs amputated after flu-like symptoms turn out to be rare infection

Amid what his parents thought was a case of the flu, 14-year-old Mathias Uribe started to experience serious health complications due to a bacterial infection, which ultimately led to his amputations.
5 months ago
Teen has hands, legs amputated after flu-like symptoms turn out to be rare infection
5 months ago

Ice-T discusses partnership with Sanofi during flu season

Ice-T sits down with Rocsi Diaz to discuss his partnership with our sponsor, Sanofi, to build awareness around the flu season and how important it is to get your flu vaccine.
5 months ago
Ice-T discusses partnership with Sanofi during flu season
5 months ago
6 things experts say can help keep kids healthy in school amid flu, RSV and COVID
5 months ago

COVID, RSV and influenza likely to impact health care system this year: CDC

This year’s respiratory virus season is set to be a repeat of last year’s, with COVID-19, RSV and influenza impacting the health care system at the same time, per the CDC
5 months ago
COVID, RSV and influenza likely to impact health care system this year: CDC
6 months ago

Early data shows promising news for upcoming flu season

Flu-related hospitalizations in South American were reduced by 52% due to vaccinations during the 2023 Southern Hemisphere's flu season, according to the CDC.
6 months ago
Early data shows promising news for upcoming flu season
6 months ago

Signs point to an effective vaccine for flu season

Early data from South America’s flu season indicates this year’s flu shot will be effective in preventing serious illness from seasonal flu.
6 months ago
Signs point to an effective vaccine for flu season
6 months ago

American Academy of Pediatrics releases latest flu vaccine guidelines

Dr. Jennifer Ashton joins “GMA” to discuss the new guidelines for children 6 months and older.
6 months ago
American Academy of Pediatrics releases latest flu vaccine guidelines
6 months ago

Kentucky school cancels classes after flu, strep and COVID outbreak

Two school districts were forced to cancel in-person classes after outbreaks of illnesses.
6 months ago
Kentucky school cancels classes after flu, strep and COVID outbreak
1 year ago

Flu cases are ticking up, what you need to know about influenza B

Doctors are warning cases of influenza B are ticking up across the US, but that there's no cause for concern just yet.
1 year ago
Influenza B cases are seeing an uptick in the US. What you need to know
1 year ago

Flu cases on the rise across the US

Cases for influenza B have nearly tripled since the week of Jan. 7, according to CDC data.
1 year ago
Flu cases on the rise across the US
1 year ago

FDA approves the first combination test for COVID-19, flu for at home testing

Plus, prominent newspaper groups are dropping the comic strip "Dilbert" due to recent comments made by its creator.
1 year ago
FDA approves the first combination test for COVID-19, flu for at home testing
1 year ago

Why flu and strep A can be so serious in children

As the CDC monitors a rise in strep A cases, experts explain why testing positive for the flu can increase the risk of a secondary bacterial infection.
1 year ago
Why combination of flu and strep A can be so serious in children
1 year ago

RSV and flu cases subside as COVID hospitalizations tick up

Seasonal flu activity remains high but is declining in most areas, according to data released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
1 year ago
RSV and flu subsiding as COVID hospitalizations tick up
1 year ago

Tentative signs ‘tripledemic’ could be slowing

Experts are cautiously optimistic as flu cases decline and RSV cases level off, but COVID cases continue to climb.
1 year ago
Tentative signs ‘tripledemic’ could be slowing
1 year ago

Misinformation on RSV, flu spread online: What parents need to know

Pediatricians share their advice for parents as kids face flu, RSV and more.
1 year ago
Misinformation on RSV, flu spread online: What parents need to know
1 year ago

How to stay safe from COVID, flu while traveling for the holidays

With COVID, flu and other viruses still circulating at high rates, experts reveal how to best protect yourself from infection while you're traveling for the holidays.
1 year ago
Everything you need to know to protect yourself from COVID, flu while traveling
1 year ago

Parents struggle to find children’s medicine as ‘tripledemic’ rages

Amid reports of kids’ cold and flu medicine shortages as cases of COVID-19, flu and RSV increase, Dr. Alok Patel, ABC News medical contributor, has tips for if you can’t find medicine.
1 year ago
Parents struggle to find children’s medicine as ‘tripledemic’ rages
1 year ago

Pharmacies limiting sales of certain medicines

CVS and Walgreens are limiting the amount of certain children's medications that families can buy, due to shortages in some parts of the country.
1 year ago
Pharmacies limiting sales of certain medicines