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Flu season hitting region, state harder than usual

When health care providers have to fight a particularly hard-hitting flu season ... of Health and Senior Services announced this week that the number of flu cases so far this year has more than quadrupled when compared with that of a year ago. read more

This year's flu season looks like a bad one—and it could be coming early

As the countless stories about flu season have no doubt reminded you, every year the World Health Organization has to ... The vaccine can still help your body fight off some of the virus, which lessens your symptoms and makes you less likely to be ... read more

Medical advances to watch for in 2018

The New Year will likely bring continued developments in the fight to improve our health ... Researchers are working on a universal flu vaccine that could protect against different strains of the virus so you wouldn't have to get a shot every year. read more

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Rio Grande Valley tops flu index in Walgreens report

The dominant flu virus this year is H3N2, an especially virulent form of the virus ... said flu vaccines prompt the body to produce antibodies that fight the viral infection, though it takes about two weeks for the process to start. read more

How could the flu kill a healthy 20-year-old in just two days?

ALSO SEE: 20-year-old mom of two dies from the flu “I still don’t understand how this happened ... In other cases, with the immune system is using all of its energy and reserves to fight the virus, people end up susceptible to bacterial infections ... read more

“Fight Against the Flu:” There’s only one option this year — the flu shot

Barrett, along with Commissioner of Health Bevan Baker and area residents, were at Neighborhood House on Tuesday to kick off Milwaukee’s "Fight Against the ... to become fully immune to the flu.” One difference this year -- the shot is your only ... read more

Flu season could be bad this year, doctors say

This year’s flu vaccine will likely be about 10 percent effective, CBS News reported. The U.S. is using the same vaccine Australia used, which was about 10 percent effective in fighting the flu there. Typically, flu vaccines are about 42 percent ... read more

Fighting the Flu: What is Different this Year

The flu is a nasty business. Chills, fever, body ache are the least of it. You could be out of work or school for a week or two. The complications can kill you. So far, 1.4 million Americans have received this year's flu shot. For 6 out of 10 people, the ... read more

Fight the flu this winter

Last year’s flu vaccine might not protect you from this year’s viruses. Flu vaccines cause antibodies that fight the virus to develop in the body about two weeks after the vaccine is administered. In general, the flu fighting antibody levels start to ... read more

Are you ready to fight the flu?

so every year the vaccine formula changes to keep up,” Dr. Chery explains. “The vaccine allows your body to build an immune response that can weaken over time. Getting an annual flu vaccine helps boost and remind your immune system how to fight the flu ... read more

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