Sorry, Kids: Doctors Urging Flu Shots This Year, Not Nasal SprayKids may get more of a sting from flu vaccination this fall: Doctors are gearing up to give shots only, because U.S. health officials say the easy-to-use nasal spray version of the vaccine isn't working as well as a jab.
Daycare Workers Must Be Vaccinated Under New California LawA new law signed by Governor Brown this week requires all daycare workers to be vaccinated.
Deadly Dog Flu Arrives In California; 5 Warning Signs To Look ForA dangerous and sometimes deadly virus that has affected thousands of dogs in the Midwest has shown up in California.
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.
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.
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.
UCSF Ebola Expert: Ebola Is Not As Infectious As Influenza, Tuberculosis, Measles And Other Airborne DiseasesAmid 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.
Bay Area Doctors Report Late-Season Rush For Flu ShotsWith the flu continuing to spread at an alarming, and deadly rate in California, doctors said there’s a late season rush for flu shots.
2 More Flu Deaths In Santa Clara County; Statewide Flu Deaths Climb To 149The 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.
East Bay Woman Dies Suddenly From H1N1 Flu VirusThe 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.
2 More Flu Deaths Reported In Santa Clara County, 50 More StatewideTwo 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.