Swine flu has been detected in elephant seals off the Central California coast.
One died on January 11 and the other on January 13, said Dr. Marty Fenstersheib, health officer for the Santa Clara County Health Department, adding the men, both 58 years old, had other health issues that were exacerbated by influenza.
California health officials say that the flu is now widespread throughout the state, and that one new death of person under 65 has been reported, bringing this season’s flu-related deaths to five people.
Health officials say there have been two flu deaths in the Sacramento area and influenza cases are increasing throughout the region.
The flu started early and the virus is spreading rapidly. In an update Friday, the Centers for Disease Control reports a high level of flu activity in 29 states and a moderate level in nine others. Health officials say it’s not too late to get vaccinated. We look at who should get the flu shot.
Health officials say flu season is off to its earliest start in nearly 10 years—and it could be a bad one.
Principal Patrick Ruff said Monday that the bug hit more than 500 students and 70 faculty and staff altogether.
U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan have been battling a stubborn foe in recent months, the common flu virus. Now, a charity that started in the Bay Area is facing hurdles trying to get equipment overseas to help ailing soldiers.
Everyone hates getting sick. A new over-the-counter product is claiming to stop a cold or the flu before it starts.
A 5-year-old Mill Valley kindergartner who had tested positive for the flu died Friday, Marin County health officials said.