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Vaccine no match against flu bug that popped up near end

Jun. 27, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The flu vaccine turned out to be a big disappointment again. The vaccine didn't work against a flu bug that popped up halfway through the past flu season, dragging down overall effectiveness to 29%, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. The flu shot was...

Flu ruled out as cause of death for Texas couple in Fiji

Jun. 6, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Health officials in Fiji said they don't yet have an answer on why a Texas couple died while vacationing on the island but that influenza has been ruled out as a potential cause. Fiji's Ministry of Health and Medical Services said in a statement Wednesday that the investigation is...

Doctors alarmed that flu killed detained migrant teen

Jun. 6, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A 16-year-old from Guatemala died of complications of the flu while in U.S. Border Patrol custody, according to preliminary autopsy findings, alarming doctors who questioned whether immigration authorities missed warning signs or chances to save his life. Carlos Hernandez Vasquez contracted...

Red Sox LHP Price leaves in 1st with illness

May. 25, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price has left his start at Houston due to flu-like symptoms. Price lasted three batters and 15 pitches before leaving with two out in the first inning Saturday night. It was the shortest start of Price's career and his shortest outing of any kind since Sept....

Flu outbreak among asylum seekers reaches San Diego

May. 24, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Sixteen asylum seekers who have exhibited flu-like symptoms after being flown to San Diego from South Texas are being quarantined. San Diego County authorities said Friday that the asylum seekers and their families are staying in motel rooms. Last week, U.S. immigration officials said they...

Flu outbreak sickens over 30 migrants at border center

May. 22, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — More than 30 migrants have tested positive for influenza at a major processing center where a flu-stricken teenage boy died, the latest evidence of growing public health threats posed by inadequate facilities to deal with a surge of families and children reaching the U.S. border. It was...