Influenza

Photograph of E. Coli magnified x 10,000. (Creative Commons)

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

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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

Health workers in protective suit put their equipment on, on October 1, 2014 at MSF's (Doctors Without Borders) Ebola treatment center in Monrovia. Liberia has been hit the hardest by the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola, which has killed more than 3,000 people in west Africa. The latest UN data released on September 27, 2014 said 1,830 people have died from the killer virus in Liberia so far, and 3,458 people have been infected.  (Photo PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images)

UCSF Ebola Expert: Ebola Is Not As Infectious As Influenza, Tuberculosis, Measles And Other Airborne Diseases

Amid questions and concerns over the recent cases of the Ebola virus in the United States, KPIX 5 talked to an expert on infectious diseases at University of California at San Francisco.

10/02/2014

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Bay Area Doctors Report Late-Season Rush For Flu Shots

With the flu continuing to spread at an alarming, and deadly rate in California, doctors said there’s a late season rush for flu shots.

02/05/2014

A pharmacist admisters a flu vaccine. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

2 More Flu Deaths In Santa Clara County; Statewide Flu Deaths Climb To 149

The number of people who died in Santa Clara County during the current flu season has increased by two to 10, the most of any Bay Area county, public health officials reported Friday.

01/31/2014

Family said 46-year-old Nancy Pinnella died from the H1N1 flu virus on January 25, 2014, four days after she became ill from the virus. (CBS)

East Bay Woman Dies Suddenly From H1N1 Flu Virus

The flu outbreak has claimed the life of a woman from the East Bay who once worked at KPIX 5. Nancy Pinnella became sick last week and died a few days later.

01/28/2014

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)

2 More Flu Deaths Reported In Santa Clara County, 50 More Statewide

Two more flu-related deaths were recorded in Santa Clara County on Friday as state Department of Public Health officials confirmed there have been 50 more influenza deaths throughout the state as of last week.

01/24/2014

A man receives a flu shot. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)

Bay Area Health Officials Report 6 More Flu Deaths

Six more flu-related deaths have been recorded in San Mateo, San Francisco, Sonoma and Contra Costa counties, health officials said Wednesday.

01/22/2014

A box of influenza vaccine shots 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 Flu-Related Death Toll Rises To 18

More flu deaths were reported throughout the Bay Area Tuesday, with 18 residents fatally contracting the virus so far this winter season, according to health officials.

01/14/2014

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Bay Area Flu Deaths Increase; 28 Deaths Investigated Statewide

This season’s H1N1 influenza strain is challenging and is affecting young adults and children, said Dr. Gil Chavez, the state’s epidemiologist and deputy director of its Center for Infectious Diseases.

01/10/2014

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