Marin Family Whose Leukemic Child Can't Vaccinate Asks School To Require ImmunizationA six-year-old boy in Marin County who's been fighting cancer most of his life is facing a new threat to his health his family says he shouldn't have to worry about.
Should Your Office Have Flu Etiquette? How One Silicon Valley Tech Company Is Keeping Its Workers HealthyWith flu season at epidemic levels in California, many companies are adopting a flu etiquette that includes no shaking hands and having sanitary face masks available.
Flu Outbreak Forces Santa Clara Hospitals To Decide Who Can Visit RelativesWith flu cases spiking in Santa Clara County, hospitals are taking extra steps to keep the virus out by creating tough restrictions for people visiting loved ones in the hospital.
Bay Area Sees Spike In Flu Cases, 4 Deaths ReportedCases of influenza are on the rise, and the California Department of Public Health announced that there have been four flu-related deaths in the Bay Area.
Flu Vaccine Only 23 Percent Effective, Doesn't Cover Bug Making Most People SickAs predicted, this year’s flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It’s only 23 percent effective, primarily because it doesn’t include the bug that is making most people sick, according to a government study released Thursday.
Health Officials Warn This Year's Flu Vaccine Won't Prevent New H3N2 Strain Of InfluenzaHealth officials weren't sure if the new strain would become a significant problem in the U.S., but lab specimens from patients have shown that the most commonly seen flu bug so far is the new strain of H3N2.
Could You Stomach A Popsicle Made To Look Like An Infectious Disease?A San Francisco-based designer created a collection of frozen treat molds that turn basic flavored sugar water into popsicles that resemble infectious diseases.
Ebola Fears, Start Of Flu Season Spur Jump In Sales For Clorox Disinfectant WipesOakland-based Clorox said sales of its disinfectant wipes jumped 20 percent last month, with fears over Ebola virus and the start of flu season perking up interest for Americans to stock up on supplies.
Santa Clara County Pushes Flu Shots For More Than 700 Homeless VeteransSanta Clara County is pushing to give flu shots to the estimated 700 homeless veterans out on the streets as the weather turns colder.
Fear Of Ebola Dominates While Influenza Kills Thousands A Year In U.S.; Only Half Of Population Gets Flu ShotThere are plenty of fears floating around surrounding the Ebola virus, but flu season is coming up and many people don't seem to be all that worried and often do not take precautions against it that are available.
Thousands Will Die From Flu This Year, Doctors PredictAlthough concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.
Passenger With Flu-Like Symptoms Causes Ebola Scare At SoCal AirportA passenger with flu-like symptoms caused an Ebola scare at a Southern California airport Sunday.