Flu Season
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3 months ago

A mild US flu season is waning, but is it really over?

This winter’s mild flu season has faded to a trickle of cases in much of the U.S., but health officials say they are not ready to call it over
3 months ago
4 months 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.
4 months ago
New study on flu vaccine and children
5 months ago

Flu is making a comeback in US after an unusual year off

Last year was the lowest on record, likely because of COVID-19 restrictions.
5 months ago
5 months 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.
5 months ago
First child deaths from the flu in 2021 reported
6 months 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.
6 months ago
Campus flu outbreak climbs to over 500 cases, state health department raises alarm
7 months 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.
7 months ago
Will flu season be more aggressive this year due to COVID-19 and its variants?
8 months 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.
8 months ago
Flu vaccines: What you need to know
8 months ago

It's flu vaccine time, even if you've had your COVID shots

Health experts are worried Americans might have vaccination fatigue, but they still want you to get your flu shot
8 months ago
8 months ago

When is the best time to get the flu shot?

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

What to expect from this year’s upcoming flu season

Dr. Jen Ashton answers viewers’ questions.
8 months ago
What to expect from this year’s upcoming flu season
9 months 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.
9 months ago
Is the flu season going to be worse because last year's was so mild?
1 year ago

Why influenza cases dropped this year

Dr. Jennifer Ashton explains the recent decline in people infected by the flu during COVID and if numbers could increase after the coronavirus pandemic is over.
1 year ago
Why influenza cases dropped this year
1 year ago

CDC reports major drop in flu cases

After a full year of social distancing and mask wearing, the Centers for Disease Control reports that influenza has been nearly absent from America.
1 year ago
CDC reports major drop in flu cases
1 year ago

Experts are homing in on an influenza vaccine that could last a lifetime

Annual flu shots may soon become a thing of the past.
1 year ago
Experts are homing in on an influenza vaccine that could last a lifetime
2 years ago

Health officials urge Americans to get flu vaccine as concerns mount over possible 'twindemic'

“The scary reality is that we could face a twindemic of COVID-19,” said one expert.
2 years ago
Everyone 6 months or older should get flu shot amid COVID, experts say
2 years ago

High demand for flu shots? Experts hope to avoid 'twindemic'

Health officials are urging Americans to seek a flu vaccine this month, hoping to avoid twin epidemics as COVID-19 continues to circulate
2 years ago
2 years ago

Hundreds of protesters gather against new flu vaccine mandate in Massachusetts

Hundreds of people gathered Sunday to protest a new flu vaccine mandate for students in Massachusetts enacted as school districts prepare to reopen during the pandemic.
2 years ago
Hundreds of protesters gather against new flu vaccine mandate in Massachusetts
2 years ago

Protesters demonstrate against flu vaccine mandate in Massachusetts

Hundreds gathered outside of the State House in Boston to protest the mandatory flu vaccine requirement for all students in Massachusetts
2 years ago
Protesters demonstrate against flu vaccine mandate in Massachusetts
2 years ago

What South Africa's flu season could mean for the US this fall

Countries in the Southern Hemisphere are reporting fewer cases of the flu and it may be because of precautions taken amid COVID-19.
2 years ago
What South Africa's flu season could mean for the US this fall
2 years ago

Health agencies push for Americans to get flu shots

Health officials are concerned about a "twindemic," a combination of influenza and COVID-19 outbreaks, this year.
2 years ago
Health agencies push for Americans to get flu shots
2 years ago

Flu shot better than last year, despite tough season for kids

At least 16,000 people have died and 280,000 have been hospitalized due to the flu, according to preliminary estimates from the CDC.
2 years ago
Flu shot better than last year, despite tough season for kids
2 years ago

This year’s flu vaccine is more effective than last season’s vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that the overall effectiveness of the shot in the current flu season is 45 percent.
2 years ago
This year’s flu vaccine is more effective than last season’s vaccine
2 years ago

College student dies of flu before 911 rescuers can find him

Authorities say a college student was found dead in his home of the flu after a garbled 911 call left rescuers with no means of locating him
2 years ago
College student dies of flu before 911 rescuers can find him
2 years ago

CDC reports flu cases on rise as a second wave appears to hit

Parents are being warned that this flu season has been the worst one for children in a decade.
2 years ago
CDC reports flu cases on rise as a second wave appears to hit
2 years ago

How to stay healthy during flu season?

Chief health correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton shares tips and the latest information.
2 years ago
How to stay healthy during flu season?
2 years ago

Girl, 4, loses vision after getting the flu. Now her mom is urging parents to vaccinate their kids.

Jade, a 4-year-old girl from Iowa, lost her vision after getting the flu.
2 years ago
Girl loses vision after getting the flu. Here's what her mom wants parents to know
2 years ago

4-year-old loses vision in fight with the flu

After unexpected complications from the virus, Amanda Phillips has shared the new warning after her daughter Jade, who did not get a flu shot, was diagnosed with a rare disease.
2 years ago
4-year-old loses vision in fight with the flu
2 years ago

Has flu season peaked or will cases continue to increase?

National levels of flu-like illness remain high and have been elevated for nine weeks, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
2 years ago
Has flu season peaked or will cases continue to increase?
2 years ago

Flu deaths up in the new year: CDC

Flu deaths are up more than 65% so far in 2020, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting that 4,800 people had died and 87,000 people had been hospitalized.
2 years ago
Flu deaths up in the new year: CDC
2 years ago

At least 27 children have died of the flu this season: CDC

Cases of the dangerous B strain of the virus are are appearing earlier than normal, and it’s the highest number of deaths since 2013.
2 years ago
At least 27 children have died of the flu this season: CDC
2 years ago

Flu present in 25 states amid rising death rates, CDC report shows

More than half the country is facing high levels of flu-like illnesses, which is up 33% from the previous week, according to the CDC’s latest flu report.
2 years ago
Flu present in 25 states amid rising death rates, CDC report shows
2 years ago

CDC estimates 3.7 million flu cases since October

CDC recommending the flu vaccine for everyone 6 months or older.
2 years ago
CDC estimates 3.7 million flu cases since October
2 years ago

There's a lot of buzz on a new drug to treat the flu

Xofluza is a single dose medication that prevents the flu with an 86% success rate, but is it worth the cost?
2 years ago
There's a lot of buzz on a new drug to treat the flu
2 years ago

US flu season arrives early, driven by an unexpected virus

The winter flu season in the United States is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years
2 years ago
US flu season arrives early, driven by an unexpected virus
2 years ago

Demo shows how fast germs move amid flu season

It doesn’t take much for the influenza virus to spread, which the New England Patriots saw firsthand after eight players missed practice this week with flu-like symptoms.
2 years ago
Demo shows how fast germs move amid flu season
2 years ago

Flu strikes New England Patriots ahead of their next game

Nine players, including five starters, were sent home from Wednesday’s practice.
2 years ago
Flu strikes New England Patriots ahead of their next game
3 years ago

CDC warns of early flu spike

Before peak season, 30 states are reporting a higher number of flu cases than last year.
3 years ago
CDC warns of early flu spike
3 years ago

New CDC warning as 30 states report flu activity

There has been widespread flu activity across several states as well as Puerto Rico at a higher number of reported flu cases than at the same point in time last year.
3 years ago
New CDC warning as 30 states report flu activity
3 years ago

The high cost of the 'free' flu shot

There's a wide discrepancy in what insurers pay for the same flu shot.
3 years ago
The high cost of the 'free' flu shot
3 years ago

10 hospitalized from Oklahoma facility after flu shot mix-up

Authorities say 10 people at an Oklahoma care facility for people with intellectual disabilities were hospitalized after they were injected with what's believed to be insulin rather than flu shots
3 years ago
10 hospitalized from Oklahoma facility after flu shot mix-up
3 years ago

Health officials advise early flu shots amid concerns of possible shortage

Dr. Jennifer Ashton talks about a possible shortage of some flu vaccinations this year and when the best time is to get the vaccine.
3 years ago
Health officials advise early flu shots amid concerns of possible shortage
3 years ago

CDC warns that more pregnant women should get the flu shot: What to know

ABC News' Dr. Jennifer Ashton shares what women need to know about a new CDC report.
3 years ago
What pregnant women need to know about the flu shot
3 years ago

CDC warns that more women should get the flu shot

A new report shows that nearly half of U.S. newborns and new moms are at risk of the flu, which could lead to serious complications.
3 years ago
CDC warns that more women should get the flu shot
3 years ago

1st adult death of new flu season reported

ABC News’ Dr. Jennifer Ashton shares tips on how to protect yourself and your family after the flu-related death of a woman in New Mexico.
3 years ago
1st adult death of new flu season reported
3 years ago

Flu shot is critical, but only half of American adults plan to get it

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases stressed the importance of the flu shot this season.
3 years ago
Getting a flu vaccine this year is critical
3 years ago

What to know about the 2019 flu season

With flu season starting, ABC News’ Dr. Jennifer Ashton shares the latest recommendations from the CDC and National Foundation for Infectious Disease on how to protect yourself.
3 years ago
What to know about the 2019 flu season
3 years ago

Flu Season 2019: What you need to know about symptoms and the vaccine

The CDC recommends that everyone get the flu vaccine before the end of October.
3 years ago
Flu Season 2019: What you need to know about symptoms and the vaccine
3 years ago

President Trump issues executive order to improve flu vaccine

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday aimed at developing better flu vaccines to defend Americans against influenza.
3 years ago
Trump issues executive order to improve flu vaccine
3 years ago

Flu season warning

The start of flu season is less than a month away, but doctors in central Florida are already seeing a huge increase in the amount of cases.
3 years ago
Flu season warning
3 years ago

The severity of this year's flu virus and what to expect from the vaccine

ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton weighs in on this year's strain of influenza and how to prepare this flu season.
3 years ago
The severity of this year's flu virus and what to expect from the vaccine