Study to map this season’s flu virus in Seattle
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.
Why you shouldn’t take antibiotics for colds and flu
So as winter approaches, rather than rushing out to your doctors at the first sign of a sniffle, try and ride it out.
Cut your risk of a heart attack — Get a flu shot
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.
Get your flu shot now
If you do nothing else the next few days, get a flu shot. The best time to get a flu shot is by the end of October,
First Flu Death in Pierce County of 2018-2019 Season Reported
A Pierce County man in his 40s died Oct. 22 in the hospital from flu-related complications. He had chronic health concerns that increased his risk for complications.
How washing your hands protects against the flu
To protect yourself, get vaccinated to minimize your risk of getting the flu. To reduce the chance you might catch or spread the flu, wash your hands.
Flu plane: are we really ready for a global pandemic?
The 1918 Spanish flu pandemic killed 50-100m people. A major influenza pandemic on this scale will happen again, and we’re unprepared.
The 1918 Flu Pandemic: Why It Matters 100 Years Later
100 years ago, an influenza pandemic swept the globe, infecting an estimated one-third of the world’s population and killing at least 50 million people.