| Jul 10, 2009
Swine Flu made headlines at the beginning of summer, but has seemingly tapered off from the forefront of broadcasts. Unfortunately - that doesn't mean it's going away.
Friday, CBS 6's Tracy Sears met with Dr. Karen Remley the Commissioner of the Virginia...
| Sep 23, 2009
| 8:18 PM
It'll be an early flu season this year, thanks to H1N1. The virus, which usually causes a mild illness but can become serious for those at risk of complications, is already sending more people to emergency departments and urgent-care centers than just a...
| Sep 29, 2009
Fourteen year old Chloe Lindsey died Sunday night in Fort Worth, another young victim of H1N1. Her father, Tom Osbourne, says the family doctor wouldn't prescribe Tamiflu, the anti-viral drug that helps fight the flu.
"We really don't understand, but...
| Sep 30, 2009
| 2:25 PM
FORT WORTH - Tests have confirmed that a 14-year-old student who died Sunday after being hospitalized with flulike symptoms had the H1N1 swine flu, the Tarrant County Public Health Department said Tuesday.
The father of Chloe Lindsey says his daughter,...
| Oct 6, 2009
Confusing directions on liquid suspensions of the antiviral drug Tamiflu may inadvertently cause parents to give either too little of the drug, impeding the child's recovery, or a toxic overdose, physicians warned in a letter published Wednesday in the...
| Oct 3, 2009
With the traditional start of the flu season upon us this weekend, 27 states are already reporting widespread activity of the pandemic H1N1 influenza virus, with the rest reporting more limited activity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and...
| Oct 16, 2009
| 3:27 PM
If you're looking to protect yourself against the swine flu virus and your neighborhood drug store is out of Tamiflu or whatever remedy you're looking for, don't be so quick to turn to the internet.
"This is a very bad idea," said Congressman Steve...
| Oct 19, 2009
| 10:25 AM
LOS ANGELES -- The FDA is advising consumers to use "extreme care" when purchasing online products that claim to diagnose, treat or prevent the H1N1 swine flu virus.
Among the so-called fake products that received warnings from the Food and Drug...
| Oct 18, 2009
An ultraviolet light that its sellers promise will "destroy swine flu virus." A dietary supplement claiming to be "more effective than the swine flu shot." Pills, hand sanitizers and air filters galore.
These products were among the hundreds of swine flu...
| Oct 21, 2009
The Flu Shot: The Pros and Cons
Supporters say that flu shots can greatly lower your chance of getting the flu. The main goal of the influenza vaccine is not to prevent the flu, but to prevent the complications of the flu. If the strains in the...
| Oct 21, 2009
| 2:37 PM
For more information about fraudulent Tamiflu web sites, visit www.fda.gov.
Tamiflu ... it works, when it's available. In some areas supply cannot keep up with demand ... forcing pharamcists to go old school.
The manufacturers make it in two forms....
| Oct 23, 2009
As the H1N1 influenza vaccine trickles into clinics and pharmacies over the next few weeks, public health officials and doctors desperately hope that pregnant women will be at the front of the line for the shot. Past influenza pandemics have proved that...