Flu season started early and strong this year, and on Thursday a new report revealed it’s hitting a different group of people especially hard.
Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley says 65 percent of children aged 6 to 59 months received an influenza vaccination in the past year.
Influenza is running rampant. It hit early and hard and it’s showing no signs of letting up.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a public health emergency Saturday, as the flu epidemic rocked the nation and hospitals and urgent care centers saw huge crowds.
As the flu epidemic pounds the Tri-State Area, New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio is calling for the immediate passage of paid sick leave legislation that is now stalled in the City Council.
A cold and the flu are tough to tell apart, but there are important distinctions that can help you know the difference.
The vaccine is quick, easy, and often free but only about a third of the population will get vaccinated, possibly because of some of the myths associated with the vaccine.
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.
Employees at a Staten Island hospital spent the day preparing for disaster on Monday.
New York is showing a dramatic increase in the number of serious flu infections and emergency room visits, and doctors are trying to figure out the reason.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said five states had widespread reports of flu last week, up from zero two weeks earlier.
Researchers are testing a new patch that would make it simple and almost pain-free to give yourself a flu vaccine – right at home.