Flu Season
Follow the latest Flu Season news, videos, and analysis from ABC News.
January 17, 2020, 5:29 PM

Flu shot isn't an exact match, but you should still get it

At least 6,600 people have died and 120,000 have been hospitalized due to the flu, according to preliminary estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
January 17, 2020, 5:29 PM
Flu shot isn't an exact match, but you should still get it
January 13, 2020, 8:07 PM

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.
January 13, 2020, 8:07 PM
Girl loses vision after getting the flu. Here's what her mom wants parents to know
January 13, 2020, 3:18 PM

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.
January 13, 2020, 3:18 PM
4-year-old loses vision in fight with the flu
January 11, 2020, 4:31 PM

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.
January 11, 2020, 4:31 PM
Has flu season peaked or will cases continue to increase?
January 10, 2020, 9:42 PM

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.
January 10, 2020, 9:42 PM
Flu deaths up in the new year: CDC
January 10, 2020, 6:04 AM

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.
January 10, 2020, 6:04 AM
At least 27 children have died of the flu this season: CDC
December 30, 2019, 1:07 PM

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.
December 30, 2019, 1:07 PM
Flu present in 25 states amid rising death rates, CDC report shows
1 month ago

CDC estimates 3.7 million flu cases since October

CDC recommending the flu vaccine for everyone 6 months or older.
1 month ago
CDC estimates 3.7 million flu cases since October
1 month 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?
1 month ago
There's a lot of buzz on a new drug to treat the flu
1 month 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
1 month ago
US flu season arrives early, driven by an unexpected virus
2 months 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 months ago
Demo shows how fast germs move amid flu season
2 months ago

Flu strikes New England Patriots ahead of their next game

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

CDC warns of early flu spike

Before peak season, 30 states are reporting a higher number of flu cases than last year.
2 months ago
CDC warns of early flu spike
2 months 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.
2 months ago
New CDC warning as 30 states report flu activity
2 months ago

The high cost of the 'free' flu shot

There's a wide discrepancy in what insurers pay for the same flu shot.
2 months ago
The high cost of the 'free' flu shot
2 months 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
2 months ago
10 hospitalized from Oklahoma facility after flu shot mix-up
3 months 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 months ago
Health officials advise early flu shots amid concerns of possible shortage
3 months 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 months ago
What pregnant women need to know about the flu shot
3 months 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 months ago
CDC warns that more women should get the flu shot
3 months 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 months ago
1st adult death of new flu season reported
4 months 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.
4 months ago
Getting a flu vaccine this year is critical
4 months 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.
4 months ago
What to know about the 2019 flu season
4 months 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.
4 months ago
Flu Season 2019: What you need to know about symptoms and the vaccine
4 months 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.
4 months ago
Trump issues executive order to improve flu vaccine
4 months 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.
4 months ago
Flu season warning
4 months 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.
4 months ago
The severity of this year's flu virus and what to expect from the vaccine
4 months ago

Experts predict a severe flu season is on the way

Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses what to expect and provides tips on how to prevent getting sick.
4 months ago
Experts predict a severe flu season
9 months ago

Double Flu Season wave

The CDC is warning this flu season is now the longest in a decade, with 21 weeks of elevated flu activity in the US.
9 months ago
Double Flu Season wave
10 months ago
Flu season is on the rise, and a more severe strain dominates: What you need to know
10 months ago

'GMA' Hot List: What to know about the new flu strain this season

Plus, Brie Larson surprises fans seeing "Captain Marvel" at a New Jersey movie theater and a new way to eat pineapple is taking the internet by storm.
10 months ago
'GMA' Hot List: What to know about the new flu strain this season
10 months ago

Spike in cases of dangerous flu strain

ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton reports on the details of the strain and what you and your family can do to protect yourselves.
10 months ago
Spike in cases of dangerous flu strain
1 year ago

Flu outbreak in Chicago leaves almost 200 children sick

Up to 15 patients with the flu came to Northwest community hospital's emergency room per week, Dr. Doane of the hospital told ABC News affiliate WLS.
1 year ago
Flu outbreak in Chicago leaves almost 200 children sick
1 year ago

8-year-old Texas boy's death possibly linked to influenza

Martin Campbell died hours after being diagnosed and released from the hospital.
1 year ago
8-year-old Texas boy's death possibly linked to influenza
1 year ago

CDC: Flu vaccine is 47 percent effective

The flu vaccine is doing a relatively good job this season, protecting about half the people who got it, U.S. health officials said Thursday.
1 year ago
CDC: Flu vaccine is 47 percent effective
1 year ago

This year's flu vaccine more effective than in last 2 years, CDC says

That figure is said to be within an expected range.
1 year ago
This year's flu vaccine more effective than in last 2 years, CDC says
1 year ago

How to fight the flu with your phone

ABC News' Paula Faris shares apps that can help you track your symptoms and find the cheapest options for medications.
1 year ago
How to fight the flu with your phone
1 year ago

2 apps to help you stay healthy this flu season

Flu season is officially upon us, here are some ways to stay healthy!
1 year ago
2 apps to help you stay healthy this flu season
1 year ago

See how quickly flu germs spread in a classroom

Up to 7 million people have caught the flu this season, according to the CDC.
1 year ago
See how quickly flu germs spread in a classroom
1 year ago

What we know about the flu season so far: ANALYSIS

The worst of the 2018-2019 flu season may be yet to come.
1 year ago
What we know about the flu season so far: ANALYSIS
1 year ago

CDC reports 20 states experiencing high flu activity

Doctors suggest people get a flu shot if they have not already.
1 year ago
CDC reports 20 states experiencing high flu activity
1 year ago

CDC reports sharp increases in number of influenza cases

There are 19 states with high levels of flu activity and there have been 13 pediatric flu-related deaths this season.
1 year ago
CDC reports sharp increases in number of influenza cases
1 year ago

New, single-dose flu medicine now available in US pharmacies

The drug reduces the duration of flu symptoms by more than one day when taken within the first 48 hours.
1 year ago
New, single-dose flu medicine now available in US pharmacies
1 year ago

'GMA' Hot List: How effective are vaccines against the H1N1 flu virus?

Dr. Edith Bracho Sanchez explains how to protect yourself from severe complications during flu season.
1 year ago
'GMA' Hot List: How effective are vaccines against the H1N1 flu virus?
1 year ago

Conservative commentator Bre Payton dies shortly after flu diagnoses

In the wake of Payton's sudden death following a H1N1 flu and meningitis diagnosis, Dr. Edith Sanchez discusses how to protect yourself during flu season.
1 year ago
Conservative commentator Bre Payton dies shortly after flu diagnoses
1 year ago

Flu vaccine poll: A third of US parents say they plan to skip flu shots for their kids this season

Many of them cited sources that swayed them against the vaccine.
1 year ago
A third of parents to skip flu shot for their kids
1 year ago

What is croup? Everything you need to know about the cold-like illness that affects children the most

Croup is a cold-like illness that narrows the airway making it hard for people, especially children, to breathe.
1 year ago
What is croup? Everything you need to know about the cold-like illness in children
1 year ago

Is it normal to feel sick after the flu shot?

On average, about 20,000 people die from the flu every year.
1 year ago
Is it normal to feel sick after the flu shot?
1 year ago

New York City reports its first pediatric flu death of the season

A new flu-fighting drug called Xofluza has been approved by the FDA and is taken in a single dose.
1 year ago
New York City reports its first pediatric flu death of the season
1 year ago

FDA approves new flu pill that can be taken after onset of symptoms

The medication, called XOFLUZA, was designed to make the flu shorter if taken within 48 hours of onset
1 year ago
FDA approves new flu pill that can be taken after onset of symptoms
1 year ago

FDA approves new flu medication in the form of a single-dose pill

The medication, called XOFLUZA, was designed to make the flu shorter if taken within 48 hours of onset and can be prescribed to patients once diagnosed with the illness, according to the FDA.
1 year ago
FDA approves new flu medication in the form of a single-dose pill