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Flu Vaccines: A Long Shot, But Better Than Nothing - CALIFORNIA

With the CDC admitting that last year's flu shot was a considerable bust and other emerging research challenging the shot's efficacy, some are questioning if they should even bother. As a spritely 20-something who feels like she's made of steel and ...and more »

No flu shot? Officials want you to wear a surgical mask in hospitals this winter - CBC.ca

British Columbians who haven't had a flu shot are being asked to wear surgical masks in all health care facilities until the spring, say provincial authorities. The policy — which comes into effect on Dec. 1 — is meant to protect vulnerable patients ...and more »

California reports first flu death of 2016-17 flu season - The Mercury News

California public health officials on Thursday announced the first flu-related fatality of the 2016-17 flu season. The victim, whom the department would identify only as a person under age 65, died in Los Angeles County. “As this unfortunate case ...and more »

Influenza (flu): What you need to know - Mshale African Community Newspaper

Your child has been home from school for three days with a cough, runny nose, and fever. You've had to miss work to take care of him and are worried that you'll have to miss a couple more days. This is a common situation that families experience during ...and more »

Cold and flu season; not too late for immunizations - St George News

ST. GEORGE – It's not too late to prevent what could become weeks of misery and various medical complications by getting immunized against influenza. flu-get-vaccinated Influenza, commonly called the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by a ...and more »

California health officials report first death of flu season - Los Angeles Times

California health officials on Thursday confirmed the state's first death of this year's influenza season and reminded everyone to get a flu shot before more people get sick. "As this unfortunate case illustrates, the flu can be deadly and causes ...and more »

Alberta reports 1st flu death of 2016-17 season in Calgary - Globalnews.ca

WATCH ABOVE: Calgary has reported Alberta's first flu-related death of the 2016-17 season. As Global's Kim Smith reports, it has Alberta Health Services hoping patients will get the flu shot. X. - A A +. Listen. One person with the flu has died in the ...and more »

Five things you need to know about flu season - NavyTimes.com

It's an enemy that can make your unit ineffective faster than any human adversary — it's flu season. Navy Medicine is gearing up to protect sailors and Marines from this year's viruses by pushing to get 90 percent of each service's active-duty ...and more »

CDC Issues Flu Alert, Warns America Could Come Under Grip Of Deadly Flu - ExpressObserver

Flu Cases Reported From 36 States In America! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned that a lethal strain of influenza is circulating in America, showing signs of developing into a severe flu season. Cases have already been reported ...and more »

STATE: California's first flu death of the season in person under 65 confirmed - Lake County News

California Department of Public Health Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith said Thursday that her agency has received the first report of an influenza-associated fatality in a person under the age of 65 for the 2016-2017 flu season.and more »