Get a flu jab – for yourself and the herd

The flu, an annual plague that claims twice as many lives as road carnage, has struck relatively early and alarmingly hard this year, adding urgency to the importance of getting vaccinated, the most effective protection individually and collectively. Everyone is at risk, but the young, the elderly, Indigenous Australians and…

Flu Season Far From Over, CDC Says

FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 — Though much of the United States is in the grip of the flu, the season hasn’t peaked yet, health officials said Friday. As of Feb. 2, flu is widespread in 47 states, and 24 states are experiencing high levels of the disease. In addition, hospitalizations…

Flu season: What you need to know to stay healthy

Each year, particularly during the winter months, millions of Americans are infected with influenza. The flu causes symptoms such as fever, coughing, body aches and fatigue, and, in some cases, can lead to serious complications and even death. Arnold Monto, professor of epidemiology and global health at the University of…