Avian flu viruses do not normally infect humans. However, sporadic human infections with avian flu viruses have occurred.
When a new strain of influenza began to sicken even healthy younger adults three years ago, public interest in getting the vaccine started strong but declined over time even as more people were getting sick.
Right now there are 30 states that are reporting cases of the flu … and the peak doesn’t hit until January and February.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the initial “FluView” report for the U.S. 2011–2012 flu season with the message that flu activity is currently low, making this the perfect time to get vaccinated.
With the flu season upon us, the Wayne County Department of Public Health urges residents to get their annual flu vaccines at its Walk-in Family Flu Vaccination Clinic, 9 am to 3 pm, Saturday, Nov. 5.
One out of three U.S. adults plan to skip their flu shot this year, according to an Opinion Research/Select Medical telephone poll.
As a preventive health measure, the Wayne County Department of Public Health is offering flu shots for residents at its clinics in Wayne, Taylor and the Redford area.
University of Michigan researchers believe they have made a significant breakthrough in determining why some people get the flu and others don’t.
Many people are coming down with a noro-like intestinal virus, characterized by vomiting, diarrhea and general misery.
The Michigan Department of Community Health is taking steps to educate the public about the flu.