RSV, flu and colds: How to tell when your child is too sick for school

CNN  —  A sniffle, a sneeze or a cough can set off alarm bells these days for families with young children. Mother of two Vickie Leon said her kids, ages…

Flu season continues to intensify in the US, and holiday gatherings could make it worse

CNN  —  Americans gathered for Thanksgiving last week amid a flu season that’s worse than any has been in more than a decade, and experts continue to urge caution as…

One Step Closer to a Universal Flu Vaccine?

Imagine a single dose of vaccine that prepares your body to fight every known strain of influenza — a so-called universal flu vaccine that scientists have been trying to create…

Deadly Bird Flu Outbreak Is The Worst In U.S. History

An ongoing outbreak of a deadly strain of bird flu has now killed more birds than any past flare-up in U.S. history. The virus, known as highly pathogenic avian influenza,…

Flu and RSV Increase Demand for Antibiotics and Antivirals

Although the shortage of amoxicillin, especially its liquid and chewable forms, has proved frustrating for pharmacists, doctors and parents whose children have grown accustomed to the bubble-gum and strawberry-flavored varieties…

UK Bird Flu Fears Force Even the Tower of London’s Ravens Inside

LONDON — With Britain experiencing its largest ever outbreak of avian flu, the government ordered this week that all poultry and captive birds must be housed in an effort to…

Who should get the flu vaccine and why? Our medical analyst explains

CNN  —  Welcome to this year’s flu season. This year’s flu strain has already begun spreading across the United States, according to new data from the US Centers for Disease…

Flu season in the US hasn’t been this bad this early in more than a decade

CNN  —  Flu season has ramped up early in the United States, and flu hospitalizations are worse than usual for this time of year, according to data published Friday by…

Parents of younger children, how are you dealing with RSV and the flu?

CNN  —  There has been a nationwide surge in respiratory illnesses, especially in children. It’s putting a strain on hospitals, which are seeing a rise in flu and respiratory syncytial…

Flu ‘gathering speed’ across US as health officials prepare for potentially rough season

CNN  —  US health officials are becoming increasingly concerned about this year’s flu season – and are already seeing signs that the virus is spreading. As the 2022-23 flu season…