Doctors describe “an explosion of flu”; virus overtakes COVID in hospitals

Doctors describe “an explosion of flu”;  virus overtakes COVID in hospitals

RALEIGH, North Carolina — In some hospitals in the Triangle region, more patients are being treated for influenza than for COVID-19 in recent days. Last week, flu cases accounted for about 5% of all people admitted to hospitals in the state. “COVID is trending down; flu is going up dramatically,” said Dr. David Weber, infectious … Read more

Doctors describe “an explosion of flu”; virus overtakes COVID in hospitals

Doctors describe “an explosion of flu”;  virus overtakes COVID in hospitals

RALEIGH, North Carolina — In some hospitals in the Triangle region, more patients are being treated for influenza than for COVID-19 in recent days. Last week, flu cases accounted for about 5% of all people admitted to hospitals in the state. “COVID is trending down; flu is going up dramatically,” said Dr. David Weber, infectious … Read more

Influenza and other respiratory virus activity continues to escalate in the United States

Influenza and other respiratory virus activity continues to escalate in the United States

CNN — Seventeen states, Washington, DC and New York, are reporting high or very high respiratory disease activity amid a flu season that is hitting harder and earlier than usual, according to data released Friday by the Centers for United States Disease Control and Prevention. Influenza activity continues to increase in the United States – … Read more

Influenza and other respiratory virus activity continues to escalate in the United States

Influenza and other respiratory virus activity continues to escalate in the United States

CNN — Seventeen states, Washington, DC and New York, are reporting high or very high respiratory disease activity amid a flu season that is hitting harder and earlier than usual, according to data released Friday by the Centers for United States Disease Control and Prevention. Influenza activity continues to increase in the United States – … Read more

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

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

CNN — Welcome to this year’s flu season. This year’s flu strain has already started spreading in the United States, according to new data from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There have been at least 880,000 flu cases, nearly 7,000 hospitalizations and, tragically, 360 flu deaths this fall, including one pediatric … Read more

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

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

CNN — Welcome to this year’s flu season. This year’s flu strain has already started spreading in the United States, according to new data from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There have been at least 880,000 flu cases, nearly 7,000 hospitalizations and, tragically, 360 flu deaths this fall, including one pediatric … Read more

WakeMed sees 300% increase in flu cases as first NC child dies of flu since 2020

WakeMed sees 300% increase in flu cases as first NC child dies of flu since 2020

RALEIGH, North Carolina – The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced the first child to die from the flu statewide for the 2022-2023 flu season. This is the first child to die of flu-related complications in the state since 2020. To protect family privacy, the child’s hometown, county, age and gender are … Read more

WakeMed sees 300% increase in flu cases as first NC child dies of flu since 2020

WakeMed sees 300% increase in flu cases as first NC child dies of flu since 2020

RALEIGH, North Carolina – The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced the first child to die from the flu statewide for the 2022-2023 flu season. This is the first child to die of flu-related complications in the state since 2020. To protect family privacy, the child’s hometown, county, age and gender are … Read more

Area hospitals provide updates on influenza and RSV cases

Area hospitals provide updates on influenza and RSV cases

South Carolina health officials predict a potentially severe flu season. SCDHEC announced that the first flu-related pediatric death in South Carolina was reported on Monday. Health officials say this is the second flu-related death in the state this season. In mid-October, health officials confirmed the first flu-related death in the state. State health officials say … Read more

Area hospitals provide updates on influenza and RSV cases

Area hospitals provide updates on influenza and RSV cases

South Carolina health officials predict a potentially severe flu season. SCDHEC announced that the first flu-related pediatric death in South Carolina was reported on Monday. Health officials say this is the second flu-related death in the state this season. In mid-October, health officials confirmed the first flu-related death in the state. State health officials say … Read more