Flu season usually peaks in January and February — but it appears to be at full strength right now here in Michigan.
Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending people get immunized as soon as vaccines are available for the upcoming flu season.
Health officials in Washtenaw County are reporting their first flu-related deaths of the season.
No sooner does the flu season look like its off to a slow start than we get word of the first confirmed Michigan cases of influenza.
“If we put it off, we put it off, and we won’t get vaccinated.”
Egg allergic children, including those with a history of anaphylaxis to egg, can safely receive a single dose of the seasonal influenza vaccine, according to a new study from the University of Michigan.
Health officials say the number of Michigan children reported dead from the flu this season has risen to four.
An infant from southwest Michigan and a child from mid-Michigan died. As of December 20th there were 149 confirmed cases of the flu in Michigan.
Michigan residents are being urged to take preventative action and get vaccinated against seasonal flu in the wake of a Centers for Disease Control report that said there has been a rapid increase in flu cases in the state.