Doctors: Holiday Season Is Ideal For Spreading The FluFlu season is off to an early start this year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And if past years are any indication, it's about to get a boost due to family gatherings and holiday parties.
Health Officials: Widespread Cases Of Flu Reported Across New York State, Hundreds Hospitalized Already"Flu season occurs primarily from October through May," the New York State Department of Health said in a statement Thursday.
CDC: 7 Southern States Reporting Worst Flu Rates In A Decade, 5 Children DeadThere have been 573 confirmed flu hospitalizations reported between Oct. 1 and Nov. 23.
NY Teen Becomes Advocate For Flu Shots After Nearly Dying From IllnessDr. Max Gomez spoke to a young honors student who didn't get her flu shot because she didn't want to miss school. That almost cost her her life.
Is It Too Early To Get The Flu Shot? Local Experts Say NoAs kids get ready to head back to school soon, it also means that flu season is not too far off.
CDC Warns Stubborn, Deadly Flu Season Now Longest EverThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say this year's flu season has been one of the longest since 1997 when they started keeping records.
CDC: This Season's Flu Vaccine Working Better, But Infections Hitting PeakThe vaccine has reduced the risk of going to the doctor for flu-related illness by 47 percent overall this season.
Doctors: If You're Healthy And Have The Flu, Stay Out Of The Emergency RoomThe CDC is now reporting widespread flu activity in 30 states with an increasing number of patients being sent to the hospital.
FDA Approves First New Flu Drug In DecadesFor the first time in 20 years, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug to fight the flu.
First Person Dies From The Flu In ConnecticutSo far, 22 people have been hospitalized with the flu statewide.
Health Watch: Doctors Urging Vaccines As First Child Dies From FluHealth officials in Florida have confirmed that a child is the first death in the U.S. due to the flu this season.