Influenza

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Health Officials Warn Flu Vaccine May Be Less Effective This Winter

The flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter, according to U.S. health officials who worry this may lead to more serious illnesses and deaths.

12/04/2014

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Thousands Will Die From Flu This Year, Doctors Predict

Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.

10/22/2014

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Local Hospital Already Seeing Influenza Patients

At least six cases of influenza have been confirmed in the Pittsburgh region.

09/25/2014

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Tamiflu Shortages Being Reported In Parts Of The Country

If your child had the flu, would she be able to get early treatment with the medicine Tamiflu?

01/08/2014

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Flu On The Rise, Doctors Monitoring Several H1N1 Cases Locally

The flu is proving fatal, and putting people in the hospital. Not so much children and the elderly, but rather, middle-aged adults.

01/07/2014

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Flu Activity Now Widespread In Pennsylvania

Flu season appears to be in full swing in Pennsylvania, with health officials reporting outbreaks in at least half the regions of the state.

12/29/2013

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Doctor Offers Advice On Various Flu Shot Options

There are so many different flu shot options this year, do you know which one might be best for you?

11/05/2013

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Allegheny Still County With Most Flu Cases In PA

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports increased widespread flu activity in the state.

01/29/2013

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Q and A Tuesdays: Flu Talk With Dr. Itskowitz

The current flu epidemic raises many questions and concerns, especially with the recent rise of the “super bug.”

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–01/29/2013

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Dangerous Flu Season Causing Medication Overdose Worries

Natlie Groves doesn’t feel well. She’s battling the flu. Her mom turned to over-the-counter medicines for relief, but was concerned about the ingredients in all the different options.

01/23/2013

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Several Viruses, Not Just Flu, Making People Sick

The flu season may be peaking about now, but that’s not the only bug making the rounds this winter. In fact, there are several viruses making people sick.

01/17/2013

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Flu-Related Deaths Could Increase

The flu has been deadly this year. Five deaths in Allegheny County, and this could go up.

01/16/2013

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Flu Season Has Local Sanitizing Company Busy

With the flu in full swing, a local sanitizing company is busy.

01/16/2013

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Pa. Dept. Of Health Releases Latest Flu Numbers

The flu emergency continues around the country. The latest numbers are out, and the illness continues to spread. In fact, things are worse in Allegheny County than anywhere else in the state.

01/15/2013

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Foods To Help Fight Off The Flu

To fight the flu, what foods are packed with the nutrients that could help? Look for bright colors. Those foods have anti-oxidants that could keep you healthy.

01/14/2013

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