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

As respiratory viruses put pressure on US health care systems, Biden administration tells states how it stands ready to help

As respiratory viruses put pressure on US health care systems, Biden administration tells states how it stands ready to help

CNN — Nearly 20,000 people in the United States were hospitalized for the flu last week, nearly double the number of admissions the week before, according to data updated Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC estimates that there have been at least 8.7 million illnesses, 78,000 hospitalizations and 4,500 … Read more

RSV, flu and colds: how to know when your child is too sick for school

RSV, flu and colds: how to know when your child is too sick for school

CNN — A cold, sneeze or cough can set off alarm bells these days for families with young children. Vickie Leon, a mother of two, said her children, ages 4 and 2, can sometimes go a month or two without bringing anything from daycare. Then there are times when it seems like the family in … 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

Flu season continues to heat up in the US, and holiday gatherings could make it worse

Flu season continues to heat up in the US, and holiday gatherings could make it worse

CNN — Americans gathered for Thanksgiving last week in the midst of a flu season that is worse than anyone has been in Over a decade, and experts continue to urge caution as multiple respiratory viruses circulate at elevated levels across the country. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a growing … 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