Cold and Flu in the News

29 States, District of Columbia Reporting Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids

09/24/2014 - Health officials urge good hygiene to help contain spread of Enterovirus D68

Study Suggests Why Pregnant Women Get Sicker From Flu

09/22/2014 - An aggressive immune system response may worsen symptoms, researchers say

Pediatricians Urge Flu Vaccine for All Kids 6 Months and Older

09/22/2014 - Nasal spray vaccine can be considered for many kids 2 to 8, doctors say

Get a Flu Shot During Checkup, Doctor Says

09/21/2014 - Vaccination in October may give you the best chance of avoiding influenza this season

Avian Flu In Harbor Seals Could Infect People

09/19/2014 - Mutations to the virus might allow it to spread, researchers say.

Almost Everyone Needs a Flu Shot: CDC

09/18/2014 - Vaccine is safe, effective for those 6 months and older, experts say

12 States Now Reporting Severe Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids

09/17/2014 - Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68

Kids' Severe Respiratory Virus Confirmed in Northeast

09/15/2014 - Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68

Respiratory Virus Hitting Kids in at Least 12 States

09/08/2014 - Health officials concerned about a wider outbreak, urge good hygiene to limit exposure

Single-Dose, Injected Flu Treatment Shows Promise

09/08/2014 - Two studies found peramivir shortened symptoms

Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids

08/20/2014 - Cause seems related to inflammation of the arteries, researchers say

All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group

08/19/2014 - American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says vaccination helps mother and baby

High-Dose Flu Vaccine May Better Protect the Elderly: Study

08/13/2014 - It might also reduce flu hospitalizations and complications, researchers say

When Colds, Flu Lead to Complications in Kids

08/04/2014 - About a third of children admitted to hospital for these infections develop respiratory issues, study finds

Study Finds Many Flu Patients Not Treated Appropriately

07/17/2014 - Antivirals underprescribed for high-risk patients, researchers say

CDC Issues Tough Report on Anthrax Scare

07/11/2014 - Agency places moratorium on transfer of dangerous germs from its high-level labs

For Young Kids, Nasal Spray Beats Needle for Flu Immunization

06/26/2014 - CDC says getting seasonal vaccine via the nose confers better protection for those ages 2 to 8

Current Bird Flu Has Pandemic Potential

06/11/2014 - Just a few changes are needed for circulating strains to become contagious to humans, study finds

People Under 65 Hard Hit by Flu This Year

06/05/2014 - H1N1 strain predominated in season that peaked early; CDC recommends inclusion of H1N1 in next year's vaccine

Antibiotic Lowers Death Risk for Elderly Patients With Pneumonia: Study

06/03/2014 - But azithromycin boosted chances of heart attack slightly in this vulnerable population

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If you have the flu, you are contagious one day before symptoms appear and up to five days after.