Latest Flu News

State health agency cites multiple outbreaks of norovirus

May. 11, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico public health officials say they're investigating multiple outbreaks around the state of highly contagious disease often called the stomach flu. Precautions such as frequent handwashing are advised to prevent norovirus infection, the...

After an 11% profit spike, CVS outlook for 2021 grows rosy

May. 04, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

CVS Health hiked its 2021 forecast and beat Wall Street's first-quarter expectations as a growing insurance business offset hits the health care giant took from a weak cold and flu season. The company covered more people through Medicaid and Medicare Advantage, and...

Search resumes for Pueblo cemetery's storied mass graves

Mar. 27, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Three life-shattering events ranging from 1904-1921 that resulted in tremendous loss of life in Pueblo provide a backdrop for scientists seeking mass graves in Roselawn Cemetery. Students from the Colorado School of Mines, led by archaeologist...

Maine: 50+ can now get COVID-19 shot; flu, Lyme both decline

Mar. 23, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccinations to everyone age 50 and older on Tuesday. The state is using age-based tiers to apportion the limited number of COVID-19 vaccines it has access to. Everyone age 16 and older will be eligible...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Mar. 10, 2021 10:12 AM EST

Yankton Press & Dakotan. March 9, 2021. Editorial: The Influenza Season That Really Wasn’t With March here and our COVID winter waning, let’s talk about what happened to the flu season. In short, it practically didn’t...

Health officials see very few flu cases in Delaware

Mar. 04, 2021 08:55 AM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Delaware Division of Public Health says that only 11 cases of the flu have been reported this season. The Delaware State News reported Monday that there were more 4,300 flu cases reported at this time last year. “This has...

Alaska reports far fewer flu cases this season and 2 deaths

Mar. 01, 2021 13:55 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has reported fewer than 100 influenza cases in the state during this flu season, down from close to 400 cases at this time last year. While 13 state residents died with the flu last season, so...

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, flu has disappeared in the US

Feb. 25, 2021 00:05 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — February is usually the peak of flu season, with doctors' offices and hospitals packed with suffering patients. But not this year. Flu has virtually disappeared from the U.S., with reports coming in at far lower levels than anything seen in decades. ...

Colorado reports substantial decrease in serious flu cases

Feb. 24, 2021 16:39 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado has reported a substantial decrease in deaths and hospitalizations from the influenza amid public health measures meant to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The state Department of Public Health and Environment reported a total of 24...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Feb. 24, 2021 10:01 AM EST

Janestown Gazette. February 19, 2021. Editorial: Local progress against COVID-19 encouraging If you doubt the effectiveness of masks, washing hands and social distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19, then look at how those measures have decimated...