| Feb 8, 2013
| 8:14 AM
The state Health Department reported the flu in Virginia at widespread status on Thursday for the eighth week straight. However, local health officials believe the season has peaked and the numbers are starting to drop.
"It's dropping off markedly,"...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 1:47 PM
Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, sounds like a malady you could've caught 100 years ago.
But cases have been on the rise in recent years. Virginia had 222 cases in 2009 and 344 last year. Eastern Virginia had 34 in 2009 and nearly double that...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 9:04 AM
As local health departments nationwide strive to protect the public from new and infectious diseases, bioterrorism, natural disasters, and other public health threats, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has recognized...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 3:51 PM
We're into February, traditionally when flu season peaks, and there's been barely a hint of the illness on the Peninsula, statewide or even across the country. "We really haven't seen much flu yet. I think the important word is yet," says David Trump,...
| Jul 25, 2012
While whooping cough is running rampant in Washington State among school-age children, the number of cases in Virginia is holding steady. Still, the state Health Department was sufficiently concerned this spring to introduce free TdaP, or pertussis,...