Kids To Feel Flu Shot Sting After CDC Says Nasal Spray Vaccine Shouldn't Be UsedMany kids around the U.S. will have to feel the sting of the flu shot this fall after a CDC advisory committee voted that the nasal spray vaccine mist should not be used in the upcoming season.
Cities With Teams In Super Bowl Have More Flu-Related Deaths, Study FindsA new study of cities with teams in the Super Bowl found higher rates of flu-related deaths, particularly among the elderly.
State's 1st Flu Death Of The Season Reported In Santa Clara CountyCalifornia Department of Public Health officials are reporting Wednesday that the first influenza-associated death this year in an individual less than 65 years old was a Santa Clara County resident.
State Reports First Flu Death In Santa Clara County State health officials announced Wednesday that a Santa Clara patient has died from a case of the flu – the first flu fatality in California this season.
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.