44 states experience high levels of respiratory illness

44 states experience high levels of respiratory illness

Respiratory illnesses are on the rise in the United States, with 44 states now experiencing high levels amid a worsening flu season. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 31 US jurisdictions, which include territories and Washington, DC, had “very high” levels of respiratory illness and 16 jurisdictions had “high” levels last … Read more

Feeling sick in Miami? Is it covid? The flu? Another virus?

Feeling sick in Miami?  Is it covid?  The flu?  Another virus?

People are getting sick. kieferpix Getty Images/iStockphoto It’s not your imagination. Seems like everyone is getting sick in South Florida. Kids. Greater. Family. Friends. Even the doctors. “Unfortunately, during this time of year, everyone has an equal opportunity” to catch a cold, said Dr. Ladan Pourmasiha, a family medicine physician who also serves as medical … Read more

Experimental Vaccine Protects Against 20 Flu Strains

Experimental Vaccine Protects Against 20 Flu Strains

An experimental vaccine provided broad protection against all 20 known influenza A and B virus subtypes in initial tests in mice and ferrets, potentially paving the way for a universal flu vaccine that could help prevent future pandemics, according to a study. American study published Thursday. The two-dose vaccine employs the same messenger RNA (mRNA) … Read more

White House resists declaring an emergency due to flu and virus increase in children

White House resists declaring an emergency due to flu and virus increase in children

The White House is resisting calls by pediatric health groups to declare a national emergency due to the early rise in respiratory illnesses in children. As seasonal flu, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), coronavirus and other respiratory viruses invade the country, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association argue that an emergency declaration, … Read more

Influenza activity in Texas ‘very high’ – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Influenza activity in Texas ‘very high’ – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Health experts in Texas continue to monitor flu cases with an active flu season underway. “The flu is the top story here,” Tarrant County Public Health Director Vinny Taneja said this week. At a briefing before Tarrant County commissioners Tuesday, Taneja presented a map showing flu activity across the country. Flu activity is currently “very … Read more