Cold and Flu in the News

Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now

11/21/2014 - Get vaccinated, health experts say, because it takes about two weeks for protection to kick in

Health Tip: Easing Baby's Nasal Congestion

11/19/2014 - Use a cool-mist humidifier

Could Flu Raise Risk of Fatal Artery Tear?

11/17/2014 - Preliminary research suggests a connection between the two

Health Tip: When to Call the Doctor About a Cold or Flu

11/07/2014 - Signs they need medical attention

Ebola or Not? Rapid Test for the Virus Not Here Yet

10/20/2014 - With flu season approaching, finding an accurate, speedy screening method will become more important

U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High of Nearly 79 Years: CDC

10/08/2014 - Lifestyle changes cited as reason for gains, researchers say

Scientists Aim to Improve Vaccines Against 'Bird Flu'

10/07/2014 - Two studies show promising results

Officials Report First Confirmed Child Death Due to Enterovirus D68

10/06/2014 - Virus, which can cause paralysis, has spread to 43 states, CDC says

42 States Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids

10/02/2014 - Health officials also investigating whether it's linked to several deaths, cases of muscle weakness, paralysis

New Clues to How Colds Can Spur Asthma Attacks

10/01/2014 - Finding provides new target for drug development, experts say

40 States, District of Columbia Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids

09/29/2014 - Health officials also investigating whether germ is tied to cases of muscle weakness in 9 Colorado children

Health Tip: Help Keep Germs at Bay

09/25/2014 - Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze

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


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