Flu

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Concern Mounts After CDC Says This Season’s Flu Vaccine Only 23 Percent Effective

The poor showing is primarily because the vaccine doesn’t include the bug that is making most people sick, health officials say.

01/16/2015

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Westchester Health Officials: Too Early To Say If This Flu Season Will Be A Bad One

The latest map by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the flu is hitting hard in 43 states. It has been widespread in New York since mid-December.

01/07/2015

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Flu Shots Now Required For NYC Preschoolers

New York City preschoolers are now required to have a flu shot or, for the first time, could be barred from city-licensed day care centers and preschools.

01/04/2015

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Flu Cases In New York Nearly Double In Just A Week

Cases of the flu in New York have almost doubled in just a week. It’s a national epidemic and the worst part of the season has yet to arrive.

01/02/2015

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Flu Bug Hits Long Island Hard

The flu bug is hitting Long Island hard this year and the number of reported cases since October have more than tripled over last year.

12/17/2014

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NYC To Require Flu Shots For Children 6 Months To 5 Years Old

The New York City Department of Health has announced new measures to fight this year’s outbreak of the flu.

12/17/2014

A third of the students at the Lee Road Elementary School in Wantagh, Long Island, were absent Tuesday amid a flu outbreak. (Credit: CBS2)

115 Students Kept Out Of One Long Island School Amid Flu Outbreak

More than one third of students in a single Long Island elementary school stayed home on Tuesday, with many of them suffering from flu systems.

12/16/2014

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Seen At 11: Study Finds Men Get Hit Harder By The Flu Than Women

The next time a guy you know gets the flu you may want to show him a little more sympathy than you normally would.

12/15/2014

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New York State Health Department Says Flu Is Now ‘Prevalent’

Flu season is officially here. The State Department of Health said the virus is now “prevalent” in New York.

12/12/2014

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When It Comes To Staying Healthy Experts Say Flu Shots Are A Winter Must

It’s not winter yet, but the season’s best friend, the flu, is alive and well in the city and the rest of New York.

12/11/2014

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Thousands Will Die From Flu This Year, Doctors Predict

Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.

10/22/2014

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Medical Experts Say Don’t Forget About The Flu, Get Your Shot

With dangerous viruses such as Ebola and enterovirus D68 grabbing headlines across the world, medical experts are warning those are not the only illnesses to watch out for.

10/16/2014

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Enterovirus D68: What Every Parent Should Know

Parents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.

09/12/2014

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It’s Back: Tri-State Area Hit With Round Two Of Flu

During the peak in mid-January, influenza A was the culprit. This second wave is being led by influenza B.

04/15/2014

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Cold Vs. Flu: How To Know What’s Got You Feeling Under The Weather

The symptoms are similar. You probably know the feeling: tired, runny nose and congestion, maybe feverish and just plain feeling lousy. So how do you know whether you have a cold or the flu?

01/16/2014

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