Cases of influenza in Colorado could be on the decline after there were fewer reported cases of the flu last week than the previous week.
The latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show influenza is now widespread in 43 states — up from 36 states the previous week. That includes Colorado.
An 18-month-old girl from Loveland has died from influenza.
In Larimer County 23 people have been hospitalized with influenza since October, marking what health officials call a huge spike in serious illness caused by the virus.
Safeway and Volunteers of America teamed up over the weekend to give 1,000 flu shots for free.
Flu season is just around the corner and Gov. John Hickenlooper got his flu shot on Monday, but he barely felt it. The governor’s vaccine was injected without a needle.
Any new germ that kills more then 30,000 Americans would have citizens in a panic. Yet there is a disease that harms that many — but has a surefire prevention — yet that prevention gets ignored by millions of people. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains that less than half of the people who should get flu immunizations don’t … and offers tips and options that hopefully will change your mind.
Colorado is experiencing the worst flu season since 2009, especially for young adults.
The decision to vaccinate a child is a personal one, but in New York City the health board recently passed a mandatory flu shot plan for some children under six.
The flu is hitting Colorado with dozens of people hospitalized, and now one death has been reported.