Pikes Peak region could be ‘over the hump’ of infections amid severe early flu season | Health

Pikes Peak region could be ‘over the hump’ of infections amid severe early flu season |  Health

The worst of the current respiratory disease season, in which flu and RSV cases have spiked alarmingly and aggressively, may be in the rear view mirror, health officials said during the El County Board of Health meeting. I pass on Wednesday. According to Dr. Bernadette Albanese, co-medical director for El Paso County Public Health, the … Read more

Will the doctor’s note save my job?

Will the doctor’s note save my job?

Recent years have seen an increased focus on sick time at work, primarily due to the COVID pandemic. But it’s also the usual cold and flu season, and we’re often asked if an employee can lose her job due to being sick and if providing a doctor’s note will protect her job. As always, the … Read more

Pandemic, Cold and Flu Season: What to Expect Upon Returning to Campus | News

Pandemic, Cold and Flu Season: What to Expect Upon Returning to Campus |  News

Afaaf Alnahas This winter is unlike any before, as cold, flu and COVID-19 have continued to spread wildly in communities. Dr. Emilio Carranco, assistant vice president for student affairs and director of the Student Health Center, said the viruses spread earlier this season and caused a worse winter than in previous years. “We had a … Read more

Parents and doctors wonder what’s next after super-demanding childhood respiratory virus season | evening summary

Parents and doctors wonder what’s next after super-demanding childhood respiratory virus season |  evening summary

Erin Haddad-Null’s 4-year-old son had a cold with a persistent cough for several days before his birthday last year. One day after his birthday party, on October 23, he woke up significantly sicker, panting and wheezing, and his parents rushed him to the emergency room at Comer Children’s Hospital. “He was never actually diagnosed with … Read more

Rwanda: Health official dispels myths about recent flu outbreak

Rwanda: Health official dispels myths about recent flu outbreak

The influenza outbreak that affected many people at the end of 2022 and the New Year has nothing to do with the Covid-19 virus and is not related in any way to vaccination. The flu outbreak that intensified during the rainy season left children and adults sick and weak, with many recounting how severe it … Read more

Northwest Alaska reports Tylenol shortage

Northwest Alaska reports Tylenol shortage

The Maniilaq Pharmacy in Kotzebue ran out of children’s liquid Tylenol last week, following the national trend of shortages of children’s medicine caused by the rise in respiratory viruses. “There’s no Tylenol in AC right now,” said Suskran Candice Baldwin, a Kotzebue resident and mother of two. “I knew flu and RSV season was coming … Read more

Roanoke region flu, RSV infections drop amid COVID-19 holiday spike

Roanoke region flu, RSV infections drop amid COVID-19 holiday spike

The Roanoke Valley has experienced an increase in COVID-19 infections during the holiday season, while influenza and RSV infections continue to trend downward. During a press briefing Tuesday, Dr. Cynthia Morrow, health director for the Roanoke City and Alleghany Regional Health Districts, expressed hope that the decline in flu and RSV cases signaled the worst … Read more

Local purveyors stay afloat during ‘tripledemic’ but cold and flu season is far from over | Local news

Local purveyors stay afloat during ‘tripledemic’ but cold and flu season is far from over |  Local news

OWOSSO — Michael Tuczynski predicted it in October: The flu would make a comeback as the weather turned colder. Tuczynski, a family medicine provider at Memorial Healthcare, said in an interview in October that this year’s flu season would be particularly bad because community immunity to the virus had declined over the past two years … Read more

Flu season claims 26 lives in WA, local health officials now recommend masks indoors

Flu season claims 26 lives in WA, local health officials now recommend masks indoors

26 people died from the flu in WA state The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) confirmed Friday that 26 people statewide have died from the flu this year. Some local health officials in western Washington are now recommending that people wear masks inside. The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) confirmed Friday that 26 … Read more

Flu season came early and hit hard in Tennessee | VUMC reporter

Flu season came early and hit hard in Tennessee |  VUMC reporter

by Craig Boerner Flu season arrived a month earlier this year in Tennessee and hit hard, disproportionately affecting children, according to Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of of Tennessee Health and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Nearly 30% of the 4,633 people tested for … Read more