flu season

The flu virus might be living on your phone

MEDFORD, Ore. — The average cellphone user touches their phone over 2600 times a day, and health experts say it could be a breeding ground for germs. According to the Center for Disease Control, more than six million people have been hit …

Flu season is here; time to get vaccinated

MEDFORD, Ore. — According to the Oregon Health Authority, about 400 thousand people have gotten flu shots in the state, which is 40 thousand less than this time last year. Seven people have already tested positive for the flu. “Kids that are in …

Deadliest flu season in decades

MEDFORD, Ore. — Of the 90,000 people tested for the flu in Oregon, over 19,000 tested positive. That’s 8,000 more than the previous season. Now, a startling report from the Centers for Disease Control has local health officials warning everyone to take …

Experimental flu drug saves N.C. boy’s life

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WCNC) – An eight-year-old North Carolina boy with flu-like symptoms was near death when doctors saved his life with a drug that’s only been used in adults. Like so many children this flu season, 8-year-old Lucas Judy came home from …

County leaders consider declaring flu emergency

Josephine County, Ore. — Josephine County is trying to decide whether or not to declare a flu emergency. If that happens, it means some emergency responders may change their protocols to reduce their employees’ exposure to the virus. While flu cases are increasing …

Flu season arrives in Oregon

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The leading edge of flu season is just starting to hit Oregon. So far, there have been 14 confirmed cases of influenza in Oregon. None of those were in southern Oregon. “That doesn’t mean there are some isolated …