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Flu Outbreak Forces Santa Clara Hospitals To Decide Who Can Visit Relatives

With 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.

01/19/2015

A bottle of influenza vaccine is seen in the MinuteClinic at the CVS/pharmacy on January 6, 2014 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The 2013-2014 influenza season is starting to take off in the United States, with more than half the country reporting widespread cases of flu activity, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Bay Area Sees Spike In Flu Cases, 4 Deaths Reported

Cases 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.

01/16/2015

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Flu Vaccine Only 23 Percent Effective, Doesn’t Cover Bug Making Most People Sick

As 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.

01/15/2015

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Health Officials Warn This Year’s Flu Vaccine Won’t Prevent New H3N2 Strain Of Influenza

Health 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.

12/04/2014

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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.

11/14/2014

Bottles of Clorox bleach sit on a shelf at a grocery store in San Francisco.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Ebola Fears, Start Of Flu Season Spur Jump In Sales For Clorox Disinfectant Wipes

Oakland-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.

11/12/2014

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Santa Clara County Pushes Flu Shots For More Than 700 Homeless Veterans

Santa Clara County is pushing to give flu shots to the estimated 700 homeless veterans out on the streets as the weather turns colder.

11/11/2014

A syringe filled with influenza vaccination is seen at a Walgreens Pharmacy on January 14, 2014 in Concord, California. Public health officials are encouraging residents to get flu shots as an aggressive strain of the H1N1 'swine flu' has killed 15 people in the San Francisco Bay Area. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Fear Of Ebola Dominates While Influenza Kills Thousands A Year In U.S.; Only Half Of Population Gets Flu Shot

There 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.

11/03/2014

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Thousands Will Die From Flu This Year, Doctors Predict

Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.

10/22/2014

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Passenger With Flu-Like Symptoms Causes Ebola Scare At SoCal Airport

A passenger with flu-like symptoms caused an Ebola scare at a Southern California airport Sunday.

10/12/2014

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