Approximately 13 million illnesses, and over 110,000 hospitalizations, may have been averted by the flu vaccine over the last six years in the US.
There were 23,000 flu cases verified in Pennsylvania as of March 23rd, and officials say most cases are not lab-verified.
The coughing and the body aches continue, as the flu continues to spread across the country.
There were 5,059 flu cases across Pennsylvania last week, up from 4,256 cases the previous week.
The flu emergency continues to grow across the country and in our area. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has an update.
There are about 11,000 confirmed cases in Pennsylvania so far this season, and 22 deaths.
While many do have the flu, there are other viruses making the rounds.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports a higher than normal number of flu cases so far this season.
There are two confirmed cases and one probably human case of influenza due to a new strain of the flue known as H3N2v, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
Flu season is off to a slow start, but don’t let that flu bug fool you. Federal health experts say it’s probably still on its way.
There is a very important report released by the CDC in their monthly morbidity and mortality report which looks at children and flu related deaths.
Researchers compared flu-related emergency room visits in Children’s Hospital in Boston to Montreal Children’s Hospital in Canada, where shot recommendations were not expanded to include more kids.
Health officials are investigating a new strain of influenza that has sickened a Pennsylvania child.
There may be another reason to get a flu shot. In addition to preventing influenza, a new study says the vaccine can also lower the risk of a heart attack.