Influenza Hits US Harder Than Coronavirus

Influenza Hits US Harder Than Coronavirus

Coronavirus in the US With the coronavirus (COVID-19) gaining more of a foothold in the United States officials are attempting to give helpful hints on how to avoid contracting the disease. With two deaths and around 89 confirmed cases, officials are trying to keep people’s anxiety about the illness at bay. U.S. Surgeon General Dr. […]

4-Year-Old Boy Dies of Influenza in California

4-Year-Old Boy Dies of Influenza in California

In California, a 4-year-old boy died after testing positive for the flu, according to health officials. Additionally, he had unrelated health issues. This death marks the first pediatric flu-associated death of the season in Riverside County. Dr. Cameron Kaiser, a Riverside County Public Health Officer reminds, “We should never forget that the flu still kills. […]

Separating Myth From Reality About Influenza and Vaccines

Separating Myth From Reality About Influenza and Vaccines

Every year pharmacies advertise the availability of influenza vaccines, sometimes as early as August. Health experts advise the optimum time for a vaccination is the end of September or during October. Receiving the vaccine too early will decrease its efficacy before the end of influenza season. On the other hand, since life is busy and it easy to […]

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