By scanning profiles for keywords such as “sneezing” and “achy,” the app is supposed to determine which one of your Facebook friends spread his or her germs.
In the last week of December, flu was widespread in 41 states; flu-related child and infant deaths climbed to 18 and outpatient visits for flu symptoms had jumped to 5.6 percent.
In the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released Thursday, about 4 percent of U.S. adults said they nodded off or fell asleep at least once while driving in the previous month.
Dr. David Katz said that some children have already died from flu complications and that even a garden variety flu season kills as many as 30,000 people.
State health officials say a 70-year-old Cumberland County man is hospitalized with what is believed to be the illness. He received an injection of a steroid from one of the lots recalled by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts and tied to a meningitis outbreak.
The number of whooping cough cases has tripled in New York, and Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on health officials to provide free vaccinations.
The CDC said that even though it has a report on how to prepare for a zombie invasion, it acknowledges that there are no such things as zombies.
The announcement by the mayor comes following a study that was conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say 1 in 4 women have been the victim of domestic violence and 1 in 5 have either been raped or are the victim of an attempted rape.
Football is back, and with it, the violent collisions that sometimes leave players with concussions
New York is among the states where between one and three cases of illness was linked to the outbreak.
Hantavirus is a lung infection caused by a microbe sometimes found in urine, droppings or saliva of infected rodents. Humans can become infected by inhaling the microscopic particles.
While some New Yorkers are getting ready for a fiery end to the world, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is doling out some advice on how to prepare for a different type of global destruction: the “zombie apocalypse.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said five states had widespread reports of flu last week, up from zero two weeks earlier.