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Flu cases on the rise in Jackson County

MEDFORD, Ore. — The flu is circulating widely in Jackson County and local health officials are warning everyone to take precautions over the holidays. Jackson County Public Health said they’ve seen a rise in hospital visits for people with the flu a …

Early start for flu season

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN)– Federal health officials say nearly every state is dealing with the flu. The CDC released its latest report on the virus’s activity Monday. Flu season got off to an early start this year and is already considered deadly. According …

The flu is in parts of Southern Oregon

ASHLAND, Ore. – According to Jackson County Health and Human Services, influenza is now in Jackson and Josephine Counties. Dr. Jim Shames said the flu often starts with fever, chills and shakes, followed by upper respiratory symptoms. More cases of the flu …

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 …

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 …