| Nov 8, 2009
It was a day packed with official events for Mayor Sheila Dixon: approving millions of dollars in contracts at a Board of Estimates meeting, holding a news conference to urge parents to vaccinate their children against swine flu, pushing health care...
| Oct 10, 2009
Alexandra McKinty will not be putting her 13-month-old in line for the swine flu vaccine. Madelyn, she says, has already had too many shots in her short life. And Loretta Jergensen of Parkville is worried that the vaccine wasn't adequately tested, so...
| Oct 12, 2009
Tracey Haldeman is not taking any chances with her business being disrupted this flu season. So the president of Baltimore's Pinnacle Communications is providing an attractive incentive for her eight employees to get vaccinated for both the seasonal and...
| Oct 2, 2009
The first shipments of swine flu vaccine should start arriving in Maryland by Tuesday, but the initial batch will be so limited that the doses will be offered mainly to health care workers in hospitals and clinics, state health officials say.
| Oct 1, 2009
Destinee Alicia Parker was an aspiring artist who loved animals, Lil Wayne and scary movies. She and her two sisters were known as the "Parker Posse" at Montebello Elementary/Middle School. And although she was healthy, she died of swine flu Tuesday...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 1:33 PM
Peru: Officials are cracking down on so-called nude tourism at Peru's prime historic tourist attraction, Machu Picchu. Four Americans were detained March 14 for stripping to their birthday suits for photographs, and other incidents with naked tourists...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 6:35 AM
The intrepid sun has finally beaten the frost into reluctant retreat. The croci have gathered enough confidence to venture their tender shoots outside the earth's blanket. After months of hibernation, you step outside to take a deep breath of warm, sweet,...
| Mar 18, 2014
After more than two months of being on high alert for flu activity, Hampton Roads health systems have dropped the mask advisory for people visiting their facilities.
Community masking helps to contain the spread of the virus, as vaccines are not 100...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:14 PM
A project that could point the way to a new class of drugs to treat influenza won the top prize Tuesday night at the Intel Science Talent Search, netting 17-year-old Eric S. Chen a cool $100,000.
Chen, a senior at Canyon Crest Academy in San Diego,...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 2:34 PM
The total confirmed deaths from the flu in California rose to 302 this week, as this year's flu season continues to wane.
Twenty-four flu deaths were confirmed Friday, a drop from late January and early February when an average 50 people died each...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 10:00 AM
This flu season was “particularly hard” on relatively young patients across the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday.
The CDC’s early estimates fulfill the predictions by public health...