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Swine Flu

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  • Dramatic rise in flu deaths reported by California health officials

    Dramatic rise in flu deaths reported by California health officials
    State health officials reported Friday that California influenza deaths this flu season have doubled to 95, with an additional 51 cases likely to be confirmed next week. That would put this year's number of flu fatalities so far at 146. At this time...
  • Flu activity rises across state and L.A. County, health officials say

    Flu activity rises across state and L.A. County, health officials say
    Following an uptick in flu activity across the state, California Department of Public Health officials said Friday that influenza activity here was “widespread,” and urged Californians to obtain a flu immunization if they hadn’t done...
  • Health officials warn flu is striking early this season

    Health officials warn flu is striking early this season
    It may be no surprise to snifflers stuck in doctor's office waiting rooms: The 2013-2014 influenza season appears to be picking up steam earlier than most flu seasons. On Friday, state and Los Angeles County health officials reported "sharp increases"...
  • L.A. hospitals gird for rise in flu cases

    L.A. hospitals gird for rise in flu cases
    Despite a statewide drop in reported influenza cases, Los Angeles hospitals are preparing for this year's season to worsen in the coming weeks, fearful of the deadly H1N1 "swine flu" virus strain that is to blame for most of this year's flu deaths. H1N1...
  • Federal cases for Fresno County inmates suspended amid flu outbreak

    Federal criminal proceedings have been suspended in Fresno because of an outbreak of the flu at the county jail, where hundreds of inmates have been quarantined. U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill issued the order Tuesday afternoon "in order to...
  • U.S. visa backlog leaves Afghan interpreters in limbo

    U.S. visa backlog leaves Afghan interpreters in limbo
    KABUL, Afghanistan — Before serving as an interpreter for the U.S. military, Shafiq Nazari passed exhaustive background checks by U.S. military and intelligence agencies. The military trusted him enough to issue him an automatic rifle. He has...
  • Flu deaths in California reach 147 this season

    Flu deaths in California reach 147 this season
    State health officials reported Friday that flu deaths in California have reached 147 this flu season, with an additional 44 deaths under investigation as likely flu-related. Four of the confirmed deaths were of children. Seventeen deaths occurred in...
  • California flu deaths for those under 65 running far ahead of last year

    California flu deaths for those under 65 running far ahead of last year
    Influenza-related illness has killed 147 Californians under age 65 this season, including 17 people in Los Angeles County and one in Long Beach, state health officials have confirmed. The toll is unusually high: At the same point last year, only 14...
  • Free flu shots available at 3 locations

    Free flu shots available at 3 locations
    The Orange County Health Department is offering free flu shots at three locations: * Thursday, Jan. 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Barnett Park, Dolphin Room, 4801 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando. * Friday, Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Renaissance...
  • Egypt reports 16 swine flu deaths

    Egypt reports 16 swine flu deaths
    CAIRO – Sixteen people in Egypt have died from the H1N1 virus – commonly known as swine flu – since the start of the winter, the country's Ministry of Health said Monday. The ministry's spokesman, Ahmed Kamel, was quoted by the daily...
  • China reports first human case of new H10N8 bird flu, and it's fatal

    China reports first human case of new H10N8 bird flu, and it's fatal
    Chinese health authorities have identified a brand-new type of bird flu that killed an elderly woman in November and infected at least one other person in January. That trend prompted the experts to call for stepped-up surveillance to track the new...
  • La Cañada area not hit hard by flu season

    Despite grim statistics released Friday by the California Department of Public Health that show a spike this year in flu-related deaths, local health officials say all seems to be well throughout the community and in the La Cañada schools. The state...