Flu Season
Follow the latest Flu Season news, videos, and analysis from ABC News.
1 month ago

2nd human case of bird flu connected to dairy cow outbreak, confirmed in Michigan

A Michigan farmworker who worked with cows has been diagnosed with bird flu, which is the second human case associated with an outbreak in U.S. dairy cows.
1 month ago
VIDEO: 2nd human case of bird flu connected to dairy cow outbreak, confirmed in Michigan
2 months ago

CDC issues urgent alert bird flu

The Centers for Disease Control warns health care providers to look out for sick patients who may have had contact with birds or livestock.
2 months ago
VIDEO: CDC issues urgent alert bird flu
3 months ago

3-year-old battling flu, RSV gets wish to see his family again

April Nelson said the reunion between her children was "beautiful."
3 months ago
April Nelson’s son Tay had a wish granted by the nonprofit Little Wishes. Tay, who has been in the hospital with the flu and RSV, was gifted his very own tablet and was able to go outside and reunite with his family.
4 months ago

'High,' 'very high' levels of respiratory virus activity seen in half of states: CDC

New CDC data updated Friday shows 25 states are experiencing ‘high’ or ‘very high’ levels of respiratory illness activity.
4 months ago
Doctors look over a COVID-19 patient in the Medical Intensive care unit (MICU) at St. Luke's Boise Medical Center in Boise, Idaho, Aug. 31, 2021.
4 months ago

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.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Flu cases on the rise in US
5 months ago

New CDC respiratory illness numbers

The agency says both flu and COVID hospitalizations have decreased over the last few weeks.
5 months ago
VIDEO: New CDC respiratory illness numbers
5 months ago

Respiratory illness numbers declining across states

Twenty-three states are experiencing "high" or "very high" levels of respiratory illnesses, according to health officials.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Respiratory illness numbers declining across states
5 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.
5 months ago
VIDEO: CDC cautions against high respiratory illness cases
5 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.
5 months ago
VIDEO: States report rising levels of flu, COVID and RSV
5 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.
5 months ago
VIDEO: CDC warns respiratory illnesses continue to spread
5 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.
5 months ago
5 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.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Indoor mask requirements reinstated in hospitals in 9 states and NYC
5 months ago

Public hospitals in this city 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.
5 months ago
Pedestrians dressed for cold weather walk in Lower Manhattan in New York City, January 2, 2024.
6 months ago

Partial mask mandate returns to New York City public hospitals

COVID and flu cases have been rising across the United States.
6 months ago
COVID and flu cases have been rising across the United States.
6 months ago

Hospitals in at least 6 states are requiring masks indoors

Amid a rise in COVID and flu cases and hospitalizations, several hospitals across the U.S. are reinstating mask requirements for staff and visitors.
6 months ago
Michael Nason and Donna Nason wear face masks in Union Station, Aug. 31, 2023, in Los Angeles.
6 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.
6 months ago
VIDEO: Alarming rise in respiratory illnesses
6 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.
6 months ago
VIDEO: Doctors warn of a spike in respiratory infections
6 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.
6 months ago
VIDEO: Respiratory illness cases rising in the US
6 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.
6 months ago
VIDEO: The latest on RSV, flu and COVID
6 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.
6 months ago
VIDEO: rease in respiratory illness ahead of holidays
6 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.
6 months ago
VIDEO: Flu vaccine reduces the risk of hospitalization in infants, study shows
6 months ago

Respiratory illness on the rise

Seventeen states plus NYC are experiencing high levels of infection including RSV, COVID and flu.
6 months ago
VIDEO: Respiratory illness on the rise
6 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.
6 months ago
VIDEO: Flu and COVID cases climb as CDC says RSV is peaking
6 months ago

Respiratory infections on the rise: CDC

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

COVID-19, flu 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.
6 months ago
In this Jan. 31, 2022, file photo, healthcare workers treat a Covid-19 patient on the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) floor at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Conn.
6 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.
6 months ago
VIDEO: Cases of RSV, COVID-19 and the flu on the rise
6 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.
6 months ago
VIDEO: How your mood could affect your flu shot
7 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.
7 months ago
VIDEO: Cases of respiratory illnesses are on the rise
7 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.
7 months ago
Experts continue to stress that current vaccination is one of the most important factors in reducing the spread of respiratory disease.
7 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.
7 months ago
VIDEO: Activity already high amid flu season
7 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.
7 months ago
VIDEO: Hospitals brace for a potential ‘tripledemic’ season
8 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?
8 months ago
With new flu and COVID-19 vaccines available, which one is the right one for you?
8 months ago

Flu, COVID shots together safe after 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.
8 months ago
A unidentified Department of Health and Mental Hygiene employee holds a Covid-19 Moderna booster shot, on Oct. 10, 2023, at City Hall in New York.
8 months ago

1st participant dosed in phase 3 of Moderna's combo COVID, flu vaccine trial

Moderna announced the first participant has been dosed in the company's phase 3 clinical trial of its combination flu and COVID vaccine.
8 months ago
In this Feb. 13, 2021, file photo, the headquarters of pharmaceutical company Moderna is shown in Cambridge, Mass.
8 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.
8 months ago
Ziyad Salem cares for his eight-and-a-half-month-old son Omran Salem, who is in the intensive care unit of the pediatric clinic at St. Joseph Hospital with a respiratory infection and is receiving non-invasive ventilation, Dec. 13, 2022 in Berlin.
8 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.
8 months ago
VIDEO: Teen has hands, legs amputated after flu-like symptoms turn out to be rare infection
9 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.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Ice-T discusses partnership with Sanofi during flu season
9 months ago
9 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
9 months ago
Empty patient room at Neuroscience ICU at South Shore University Hospital in Bay Shore, New York.
9 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.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Early data shows promising news for upcoming flu season
9 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.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Signs point to an effective vaccine for flu season
10 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.
10 months ago
VIDEO: American Academy of Pediatrics releases latest flu vaccine guidelines
10 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.
10 months ago
VIDEO: Kentucky school cancels classes after flu, strep and COVID outbreak
1 year ago

Influenza B cases are seeing an uptick in the US. What you need to know

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
A sign advertising flu and COVID-19 testing is seen in front of a pharmacy in Orlando, Fla., Dec. 21, 2022.
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
Cases for influenza B have nearly tripled since the week of Jan. 7, according to CDC data.
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
VIDEO: FDA approves the first combination test for COVID-19, flu for at home testing
1 year ago

Why combination of 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
1 year ago

RSV and flu subsiding 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
People wear mask after New York City's health officials have issued an advisory, strongly urging New Yorkers to use masks as COVID-19, flu, and RSV cases rise, on Dec. 12, 2022, in New York.
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
VIDEO: 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