Americans Still Suffering From Long Flu Season
CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez has the latest on the nation's extremely long flu season and how to stay healthy.

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New Jersey Parents Warned Of Whooping Cough OutbreakParents are being warned after a child was diagnosed with pertussiss, also known as whooping cough. CBS2's Chris Wragge reports.
2nd Child Dies Of Flu In New JerseyA second child has died of the flu in New Jersey, officials report.
CDC Touts Effectiveness Of This Year's Flu VaccineCBS2's Dr. Max Gomez has the latest.
Study Finds Hand Sanitizers Better Than Hand Washing For ToddlersWhile the CDC recommends children wash their hands a lot, such behavior is easier said than done - and hand sanitizers may be more effective. CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez reports.
Flu Outbreak Has Some Warned Off Emergency Room VisitsDespite the dangers associated with a widespread outbreak of the flu, experts say most healthy people with the flu should avoid the emergency room. CBS2's Tom Hanson reports.
CDC To Track Flu Season In Real TimeCBS2's Dr. Max Gomez has the latest on the CDC's plan to track this year's flu season with real time data.
Young Child Dies From The Flu In NJ, Health Department SaysIt's the state's first pediatric flu death this season.
CDC: Flu Numbers On The RiseOfficials report high activity in the Tri-State area. CBS2's Alice Gainer reports.
NYC Reports First Flu-Related DeathIt's the second reported death in the Tri-State area this week, and flu season is just getting underway. CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez has more on how to avoid getting sick.

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FDA Approves New Flu-Fighting Drug XofluzaThe Food and Drug Administration approved the use of Xofluza, to be available for patients who are at least 12 years old a few weeks ahead of peak flu season. CBS2's Mary Calvi.
FDA Approves New Flu DrugFor the first time in 20 years, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug to fight the flu.
First Flu Death In Tri-State ReportedThe first person to die of flu in Connecticut this year has been reported.
First Flu Death Of The Season Reported In Conn.Connecticut's Department of Health says the first flu-related death of the season has been reported, and the patient was over 65.
Volunteer Firefighter Who Lost Limbs To Flu Returns HomeWill McCue, a 19-year-old volunteer firefighter in New City, returned home months after losing his hands and feet due to complications from the flu.
First Death From The Flu Reported This SeasonThe health department in Florida confirms a child has died from the flu. Still, CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez reports many parents are skeptical of the virus' vaccine.
Measles Scare Hits 3 Area CountiesHealth officials are concerned that some residents of Rockland, Westchester and Bergen counties may have come into contact with a man from Israel who has the measles. CBS2's Lisa Rozner reports
Measles Warning Issued In 3 Area CountiesHealth officials have issued a measles warning for parts of Rockland, Westchester and Bergen counties after an international traveler carrying the disease visited several businesses in the area. TV 10/55's Lisa Rozner reports
Flu Deaths Rise As Less Children Are Get Flu ShotsThe Centers For Disease Control confirmed on Thursday that last year’s flu season was one of the worst ever – the deadliest in at least four decades.
Health Watch: CDC Talks Flu Shots After Deadly SeasonTV 10/55's Dr. Max Gomez has the latest on the CDC urging people to get a flu shot, a year after one the deadliest flu seasons on record.
New Flu Concerns After Airline Passengers Get SickA pair of airline emergencies have raised concerns about influenza infections, and a flu shot is still the best way to get ahead of the disease. CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez reports.
Additional Cases Of Legionnaire's Disease Confirmed In ManhattanHealth officials have yet to pinpoint the source of the cluster. CBS2's Clark Fouraker reports.
Meningitis Diagnosis At Great Neck North High SchoolThe Great Neck School District confirmed on Tuesday that someone who either attends or works at Great Neck North High School has contracted bacterial meningitis. CBS2's Chris Wragge reports
New York Flu Outbreak Winding DownHealth officials say the flu outbreak peaked on Feb. 17, with 128,000 cases reported during its surge which took the life of six children. CBS2's Kristine Johnson reports.
Conn. University To Reopen On Tuesday Following Norovirus OutbreakOfficials say Western Connecticut State will be open for classes Tuesday, a day after closing due to a norovirus outbreak. CBS2's Tony Aiello reports
Norovirus Closes Western Connecticut StateA suspected outbreak of norovirus has shut down Western Connecticut State University. CBS2's Tony Aiello reports
Flu Season Not Over YetIt might not feel like it, but the calendar says it’s spring. So we should be done with this year’s nasty flu season, right? Not so fast. The flu is still with us. CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez has the latest.
Flu Kills Another Child In ConnecticutThe deadly flu epidemic has claimed the life a third child in Connecticut. CBS2's Chris Wragge reports
Flu Outbreak May Have Reached Its Peak, Experts SayData from the CDC shows the number of people visiting the doctor for flu-like symptoms is down.
Flu Epidemic Over? Not So FastFinally some good news on the flu epidemic – it appears this severe flu season may have reached its peak. The latest data from the CDC shows a decrease in flu activity. But CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez cautions the season is far from over.

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