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.
A San Francisco-based designer created a collection of frozen treat molds that turn basic flavored sugar water into popsicles that resemble infectious diseases.
Although 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Six more flu-related deaths have been recorded in San Mateo, San Francisco, Sonoma and Contra Costa counties, health officials said Wednesday.
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.