It’s hard to conceive a more efficient way to spread infectious disease than flying millions of people around the world in crowded airplanes.
As Coronavirus Fears Intensify, Effectiveness of Quarantines Is Questioned
There’s a deadly virus spreading from state to state. It preys on the most vulnerable, striking the sick and the old without mercy.
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which like Influenza B can hit kids hard, is also causing illnesses in King County
Most people who get the flu don’t require medical care. But some cases of flu need to be treated by a medical provider.
At a Sacramento, Calif., facility, the insurer paid $85, but just a little more than half that at a clinic in Long Beach. A drugstore in Washington, D.C., was paid $32.
During the last flu season, 241 people in Washington died from the flu and its complications – many more were severely sickened and hospitalized.
One of the common myths that leads people to avoid the flu shot is that they think the shot will give them the flu. But that is simply not true.
To help you decide when, where, and how to get your flu shot, Public Health – Seattle & King County has compiled answers to some of your most common questions.
Area hospitals are reporting a big uptick in the number of flu cases so far in March.
Anti-vaccine activities are predominantly a western phenomenon, especially in the Pacific Northwest and the American Southwest.
The study will recruit 10,000 residents and visitors who show flu-like symptoms, creating a first-of-its-kind citywide network for infectious disease tracking.
So as winter approaches, rather than rushing out to your doctors at the first sign of a sniffle, try and ride it out.
Anti-vaccine activities appear to be more of a western phenomenon, especially in the Pacific Northwest and the American Southwest.
The risk of a heart attack increases 600% within a week of having the flu. Other respiratory infections also increased risk, but influenza caused the greatest.