Flu Season
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January 13, 2023, 10:23 PM

Holidays didn't lead to feared bump in flu cases, CDC says

New U.S. government data suggests holiday gatherings didn’t spark surges in respiratory diseases
January 13, 2023, 10:23 PM
January 13, 2023, 12:37 PM

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.
January 13, 2023, 12:37 PM
Why combination of flu and strep A can be so serious in children
1 month 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 month ago
RSV and flu subsiding as COVID hospitalizations tick up
1 month 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 month ago
Tentative signs ‘tripledemic’ could be slowing
1 month ago

Flu starting to wane in US after brutal start to season

Flu is decreasing in many parts of the country after an alarmingly early and strong start to the season
1 month ago
Flu starting to wane in US after brutal start to season
1 month 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 month ago
Misinformation on RSV, flu spread online: What parents need to know
1 month 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 month ago
Everything you need to know to protect yourself from COVID, flu while traveling
1 month ago

As flu rages, US releases medicine from national stockpile

The Biden administration says it will release doses of prescription flu medicine from the Strategic National Stockpile to states as flu-sickened patients continue to flock to hospitals and doctors' offices around the country
1 month ago
As flu rages, US releases medicine from national stockpile
1 month 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 month ago
Parents struggle to find children’s medicine as ‘tripledemic’ rages
1 month 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 month ago
Pharmacies limiting sales of certain medicines
1 month ago

Children's medicine shortage hits as flu season starts fast

Caring for sick children has become extra stressful for many U.S. parents recently due to shortages of Children’s Tylenol and other medicines
1 month ago
1 month ago

Flu and COVID-19 cases rising ahead of holidays

Hospitals are being pushed to the brink by a surge in viruses with concerns growing that cases could rise from the holidays.
1 month ago
Flu and COVID-19 cases rising ahead of holidays
1 month ago

Virus surge overwhelms hospitals across the country

Rise of COVID-19, RSV, and the flu causing strain on hospitals as millions prepare for the winter holidays.
1 month ago
Virus surge overwhelms hospitals across the country
2 months ago

After fears of 'tripledemic,' RSV on the downturn as flu and COVID pick up

After fears that a "tripledemic" would overwhelm hospitals, cases of RSV appear to be declining while infections of flu and COVID-19 increase.
2 months ago
Move over RSV, it's flu and COVID season, CDC data suggests
2 months ago

Father warns about how serious flu can be for kids as 10-year-old son battles virus

A father is warning about how serious the flu can be for children as his 10-year-old son remains hospitalized, battling the virus.
2 months ago
Father warns about how serious flu can be for kids as 10-year-old  son battles virus
2 months ago

'Tripledemic' continues to stretch hospital resources

Hospital officials said they are packed with cases of RSV, COVID-19 and the flu.
2 months ago
'Tripledemic' continues to stretch hospital resources
2 months ago

Former acting CDC director breaks down ‘tripledemic’ threat in the US

Hospitals are inundated with patients as cases of RSV, COVID and the flu rise. Dr. Richard Besser, a former acting head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, explains the risk.
2 months ago
Former acting CDC director breaks down ‘tripledemic’ threat in the US
2 months ago

COVID and flu cases on the rise

Major cities like Los Angeles and New York have put indoor mask recommendations back in place with COVID-19 and flu cases on the rise.
2 months ago
COVID and flu cases on the rise
2 months ago

New flu and COVID numbers as common medication in short supply

The numbers of COVID-19 and flu cases are one and a half times higher than last week and weekly flu cases are their highest ever on record.
2 months ago
New flu and COVID numbers as common medication in short supply
2 months ago

Health officials concerned about national virus surge

Cases of RSV, COVID-19 and flu are on the rise as the CDC recommends Americans get vaccinations to protect against illness.
2 months ago
Health officials concerned about national virus surge
2 months ago

'Remember, masks still work': Medical expert on 'tripledemic' threat

ABC News' Juju Chang spoke to ABC News medical contributor Dr. Alok Patel of Stanford Children’s Health about the "tripledemic" of flu, COVID and RSV afflicting the country during the holiday season.
2 months ago
'Remember, masks still work': Medical expert on 'tripledemic' threat
2 months ago

‘Tripledemic‘ overwhelming hospitals

Rising cases of RSV, COVID and the flu have left some medications and hospital beds hard to find. ABC News’ Justin Finch has the details.
2 months ago
‘Tripledemic‘ overwhelming hospitals
2 months ago

Hospitals strained by ‘tripledemic’ virus spike

Health officials are sounding the alarm as RSV, influenza and COVID continue to put a strain on hospitals and patients of all ages.
2 months ago
Hospitals strained by ‘tripledemic’ virus spike
2 months ago

1st pediatric flu death recorded as cases rise

The rise in flu, RSV and COVID cases has been gripping hospitals across the nation.
2 months ago
1st pediatric flu death recorded as cases rise
2 months ago

‘Tripledemic’ inundates hospitals and prompts school closures

Dr. Alok Patel breaks down what you need to know as pediatric hospitalizations increase across the U.S. amid a rise in flu, COVID-19 and RSV infections.
2 months ago
‘Tripledemic’ inundates hospitals and prompts school closures
2 months ago

Increase in adult hospitalizations for the flu

Many schools are opting to close to try to mitigate the spread of the flu, while adult hospitalizations are on the rise ahead of the holidays.
2 months ago
Increase in adult hospitalizations for the flu
2 months ago

Schools closing as flu sweeps across the US

With flu cases rising across the country, some schools have decided to shutter temporarily in order to contain the outbreak.
2 months ago
Schools closing as flu sweeps across the US
2 months ago

Some schools close to stem flu outbreaks -- but is it a good long-term solution?

Some schools across the United States are temporarily closing to stem flu outbreaks, but public health experts said this is not a sustainable long-term solution.
2 months ago
Some schools across US close to stem flu outbreaks -- but will it work long term?
2 months ago

Health officials make urgent push for flu and COVID shots as hospitals feel the strain

Health officials are making another urgent push to encourage flu and COVID vaccinations, as multiple respiratory viruses swirl around the country.
2 months ago
Experts urge public to get shots for 2 of the 'tripledemic' viruses
2 months ago

CDC warns of 'tripledemic' of RSV, flu, COVID

Health officials are warning that flu hospitalizations are at a 10-year high at the same time as a jump in RSV and COVID-19 cases.
2 months ago
CDC warns of 'tripledemic' of RSV, flu, COVID
2 months ago

Parents’ ‘tripledemic’ warning: ‘Stay on top of those symptoms’

Parents Monica and John Siniff are warning other parents of the dangers of RSV, the flu and COVID after both of their sons ended up in the hospital.
2 months ago
Parents’ ‘tripledemic’ warning: ‘Stay on top of those symptoms’
2 months ago

Hospitals across the country overwhelmed by rise in FLU, RSV and COVID cases

With holidays around the corner, ABC News medical contributor Dr. John Brownstein warns about the risks of large gatherings and another possible surge in COVID-19 and flu cases.
2 months ago
Hospitals across the country overwhelmed by rise in FLU, RSV and COVID cases
2 months ago

Flu hospitalizations nearly double week over week: CDC

Fears are growing over the so-called “tripledemic” with cases of RSV and COVID-19 also on the rise as people gather for the holiday season.
2 months ago
Flu hospitalizations nearly double week over week: CDC
2 months ago

Flu hospitalizations nearly double amid 'tripledemic'

Across the country, hospitals are filling up with flu, COVID and RSV patients as more people spend time indoors during the colder weather.
2 months ago
Flu hospitalizations nearly double amid 'tripledemic'
2 months ago

Flu, COVID-19 and RSV cases filling hospital beds

Health officials are alarmed by the “triple virus surge” and there are renewed concerns about COVID-19 and the elderly.
2 months ago
Flu, COVID-19 and RSV cases filling hospital beds
2 months ago

RSV, COVID and flu 'tripledemic' in the US

The 'tripledemic' combination is stressing the nation's health care system, according to health officials.
2 months ago
RSV, COVID and flu 'tripledemic' in the US
2 months ago

Flu hospital admissions doubles

Urgent concerns rise over what Thanksgiving meant for the "Tripledemic" as flu, RSV and COVID patients are filling up some hospitals.
2 months ago
Flu hospital admissions doubles
2 months ago

CDC warns cases of flu are soaring across the country

The CDC is warning that cases of flu are soaring across the country, with nearly 9 million cases reported so far.
2 months ago
CDC warns cases of flu are soaring across the country
2 months ago

Flu season worsens as 44 states report high activity

The U.S. flu season keeps getting worse
2 months ago
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‘Triple-demic’ threat looms across US

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy talks about the overwhelming surge of RSV, COVID and flu, plus, how to protect yourself this holiday season.
2 months ago
‘Triple-demic’ threat looms across US
2 months ago

Nearly all states reporting 'very high' or 'high' levels of flu-like illness: CDC

New data from the CDC shows that 44 U.S. states are reporting "very high" or "high" levels of flu activity.
2 months ago
Nearly all US states are reporting 'very high' or 'high' levels of flu-like illness
2 months ago

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy advises on flu, RSV and COVID-19

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy spoke with "GMA3" about the upcoming flu season, the so-called "triple threat" and how Americans can best prepare.
2 months ago
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy advises on RSV, other health issues facing Americans
2 months ago

COVID, flu or RSV?

With the threat of a "tripledemic" in the U.S., how can you tell the difference between COVID-19, the flu and RSV?
2 months ago
COVID, flu or RSV?
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago
Flu cases on the rise across the US
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago
At least 53,000 currently hospitalized with flu: CDC
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago
Surges in COVID, flu and RSV cases overwhelm hospitals ahead of holidays
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago
Children's cold and flu medications in high demand
2 months ago

FDA flags flu drug shortage

The FDA addressed drug shortage concerns of common antibiotic and flu medications as cases rise in the country.
2 months ago
FDA flags flu drug shortage
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago
Fauci gives likely final White House briefing amid spiking flu cases
2 months ago

Iowa jury gives $27 million verdict in misdiagnosed flu case

A man with bacterial meningitis was misdiagnosed with the flu.
2 months ago