Flu Vaccine May Only Be 10% Effective, Experts SayOn average, past flu vaccines have been about 42 percent effective, though that number can range.
40 Percent Of Doctors, Nurses Go To Work With The Flu, Survey FindsAccording to a survey of nearly 2,000 healthcare professionals, over 40 percent who say they've worked while sick actually had the flu as they met patients.
As Flu Season Starts, Doctors Warn Against Phones In The BathroomThe CDC notes that talking on your phone spreads germs from your respiratory system onto the screen, some of which can cause the flu.
Illinois Sees Increase In Flu, Hospitals Place Temporary Visitor RestrictionsThe Illinois Department of Public Heath recommends hospitals to place temporary visitor-restriction polices that restrict children under 18 from visiting acute-care hospitals due to bad flu season.
Flu Season Ramping Up, Doctors WarnChristmas carols and jingling bells aren't the only sounds filling the air this time of year. Symphonies of sneezes and choirs of coughs mean the holiday season has brought cold and flu season along with it.
Cold Snap Making Annual Lull In Blood Donations WorseThe combination of an extended cold snap, the recent holidays, and the ongoing flu season have led to a 30 percent drop in blood donations for LifeSource, prompting hospitals to keep a close eye on their supplies.
Amid Flu Epidemic, Doctors Warn Parents To Protect Kids Going Back To SchoolJust two weeks ago, right before winter break, area hospitals saw a rise in pediatric patients with the flu.
Flu Season At Epidemic Level; High Levels In Illinois, Indiana, And WisconsinThe CDC says 22 states are seeing high levels of illness -- including Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin -- up from 13 states a week earlier.