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20 die from flu in Washington state

20 die from flu in Washington state

SEATTLE (AP) — State health officials say 20 people have died from the flu so far this season in Washington state. The Seattlepi.com reported Wednesday that one of the deaths was in King County, four were in Pierce County and five were in Snohomish County. Officials...

CDC: Reported flu cases are rising

CDC: Reported flu cases are rising

The flu season has already hit the U.S. hard, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said, with dozens of states reporting rising numbers of doctor visits for flu-like symptoms. Twenty-one states are currently experiencing high amounts of influenza...

Flu hits Texas early and hard

Flu hits Texas early and hard

The sounds of the season are sprinkled with sniffles, snuffles and snorts. All that hacking this early, before the end of the year, portends a potentially ferocious flu season, physicians and public health officials said this week. Already, Southeast Texas is seeing a...

Protecting your child from the flu

Protecting your child from the flu

As an adult, protecting yourself from the flu can be difficult. As a parent, protecting your children from the flu can seem daunting. James Brouillette, MD deals with children and the flu on a yearly basis. As a pediatrician at McLaren Greater Lansing Okemos Community...

Stopping the spread of whooping cough

Stopping the spread of whooping cough

It's highly contagious and it's making the rounds through at least one school district here in mid-Michigan. It is called the whooping cough. Grand Ledge Public Schools has already confirmed several cases of it and some parents have reached out saying Mason Public...