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How to fight the flu

We're so used to the three little letters, they've practically lost the ability to shock us. Big mistake: The flu this year is a serious threat to public health that demands attention and action. Week... read more

Fighting the flu: This year's influenza outbreak lingers on

A vicious influenza outbreak continues to sweep across Douglas County, impacting school attendance, putting people in the hospital and triggering reminders of how to keep the virus from spreading. Thi... read more

The fight against the next flu season has already begun

Megan Meller, an infection control practitioner with Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, told News 8 that after each flu season experts look at statistics and how last season's vaccine worked and tr... read more

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How to Fight Off the Flu | Health Plus

How do I protect myself? You can lower your chance of getting the flu by getting vaccinated annually. The flu vaccine is updated every 6 months. What are the types of flu vaccines available? There are ... read more


Terrifying map shows how the flu is quickly spreading across the US

But health experts at the CDC say there are other, proven ways to help fight the flu. This year they're suggesting prescription antiviral drugs like oseltamivir (the pill is perhaps known better by it... read more

Officials warn influenza cases will peak in coming weeks

and this year's admissions were expected to be higher still. "Auckland DHB is encouraging the public to prepare now for what could be a severe influenza season." The latest New Zealand vaccine had bee... read more

Fighting the evolution of the flu

Among the new strategies: Researchers are dissecting the cloak that disguises influenza as it sneaks past the immune system, and finding some rare targets that stay the same from strain to strain, yea... read more

Consumer Reports: Five ways to fight the flu this year

Consumer Reports offers these five ways to combat the flu: 1. Consider the new "quadrivalent" shot. The standard shot, called the trivalent, protects against three of the most common flu strains from ... read more

How to fight the flu this season

The predominant strain this season, H3N2, is also more severe than its viral cousins. At least 20 children have already died from the flu this year, the CDC reports, and hospitalization rates are clim... read more

The disturbing reason why so many baby boomers are being hit hard with this year's deadly flu

There are more older adults hospitalized with the flu than infants, which is very unusual. Experts think the baby boomers might not have gotten exposed to a key virus strain when they were kids, and i... read more

How to Fight the Flu This Year

Each year, experts work to forecast the strains of flu that are most likely to emerge. For the 2017-2018 flu season, which is just ramping up, nailing this appears to be as challenging as ever. “It’s ... read more



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