Latest Flu News

The pope delivers Sunday prayers from the Vatican window a day after suffering a mild flu

Feb. 25, 2024 07:28 AM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis was well enough on Sunday to celebrate his weekly Angelus prayer from the Vatican window overlooking St. Peter’s Square, a day after cancelling his engagements because of a mild flu. A brief announcement on Saturday from the Vatican press office...

Pope Francis cancels a meeting with Rome deacons because of mild flu, the Vatican says

Feb. 24, 2024 12:53 PM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has canceled an audience scheduled for Saturday as a precaution after coming down with mild flu, the Vatican press office said in a short statement, without adding further details. Francis was scheduled to meet with Rome deacons in the morning. ...

Tiger Woods withdraws from Riviera with flu symptoms. His 2024 debut lasts only 24 holes

Feb. 16, 2024 21:01 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiger Woods returned to the PGA Tour and lasted only 24 holes, withdrawing Friday from the Genesis Invitational with flu-like symptoms and dehydration after hitting his tee shot on the seventh hole at Riviera. Rob McNamara, his longtime associate and vice...

Patrick Cantlay builds a 5-shot lead at Riviera. Tiger Woods makes early exit with flu symptoms

Feb. 16, 2024 20:49 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Patrick Cantlay began with an eagle and never let anyone close to him the rest of the round Friday. He shot a 6-under 65 to build a five-shot lead at the Genesis Invitational going into a weekend that won't include Tiger Woods. Woods made another early exit, this...

Flu hangs on in US, fading in some areas and intensifying in others

Feb. 09, 2024 14:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The flu virus is hanging on in the U.S., intensifying in some areas of the country after weeks of an apparent national decline. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data released Friday showed a continued national drop in flu hospitalizations, but other...

Georgia House Rules Chairman Richard Smith of Columbus dies from flu at age 78

Jan. 30, 2024 12:11 PM EST

One of the most influential members of the Georgia House of Representatives has died. State Rep. Richard Smith, a Columbus Republican who chaired the House Rules Committee, died at his home from complications of the flu before dawn Tuesday, the House Speaker's office said. Smith, 78,...

How to stay healthy during cold, flu and COVID-19 season

Jan. 19, 2024 17:45 PM EST

Winter is here, inflicting its usual array of symptoms — coughs, nasal congestion, fatigue and fever — and, this year, a new COVID-19 variant is dominating the scoreboard. COVID-19 is leading hospital admissions among the respiratory viruses, according to the U.S. Centers for...

Wastewater tests can find mpox, study finds. Expect more bugs to be tracked that way

Jan. 18, 2024 13:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Wastewater testing does a good job at detecting mpox infections, U.S. health officials said in a report Thursday that bolsters a push to use sewage to track more diseases. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers found that over the course of a...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Jan. 11, 2024 14:41 PM EST

Cullman Times. January 4, 2024. Editorial: Protect yourself heading into new year With 2024 comes big hopes for a great year. It also comes with an old nemesis still lying around: COVID-19. The dangerous virus is still with us and causing health...

Flu and COVID infections got worse over the holidays, with more misery expected, CDC says

Jan. 05, 2024 17:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The flu season in the U.S. is getting worse but it's too soon to tell how much holiday gatherings contributed to a likely spike in illnesses. New government data posted Friday for last week — the holiday week between Christmas and New Year's — show 38 states...