Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Smart thermometer improves flu forecasting

When a flu season is more severe than expected—like this year's—the surge of patients can overwhelm clinics, emergency rooms, and hospitals.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Severe flu season slams all but one state: CDC

(HealthDay)— The worst flu season in years is only getting worse, with 49 states now seeing widespread misery, U.S. health officials report.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Severe flu season tightens its grip on U.S.

(HealthDay)— Americans are being hit with one of the worst flu seasons in years, with misery now widespread across 46 states, health officials say.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Number of flu cases, and related deaths, rise in California

So many people have fallen sick with influenza in California that pharmacies have run out of flu medicines, emergency rooms are packed and the death toll is rising higher than in previous years.

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