The poor showing is primarily because the vaccine doesn’t include the bug that is making most people sick, health officials say.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The New York City Department of Health has announced new measures to fight this year’s outbreak of the flu.
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.
The next time a guy you know gets the flu you may want to show him a little more sympathy than you normally would.
Flu season is officially here. The State Department of Health said the virus is now “prevalent” in New York.
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.
Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.
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.
Parents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.
During the peak in mid-January, influenza A was the culprit. This second wave is being led by influenza B.
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?