As Colorado witness a record number of hospitalizations due to the flu, the CDC said this season’s vaccination is merely 23 percent effective in preventing the virus.
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.
Boulder County is seeing a big increase in flu cases this season.
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.
More than 100 patients have been hospitalized with the flu in Larimer County since October, potentially making this flu season the most severe in a decade.
The number of influenza cases in Colorado continues to climb.
One-third of the patients at a veterans nursing home in Grand Junction have the flu, and the facility has been closed to most visitors, officials said Sunday.
The number of patients hospitalized by the flu in Colorado continues to climb.
This year’s flu shot doesn’t seem to work as advertised… and some people are just stubborn and ignore them anyway…so what do you do if you get sick? The answer is an easy one: turn to Grandma. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida has the official chicken soup Rx used to ease the flu as shown in several studies.
I’m sure you have heard it’s been a bad year for influenza: lots of illness, lots of hospitalizations, and a vaccine that’s not quite cutting the mustard. With all of the germs floating around the area, how do you know if you have the flu or just some common cold bug? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida halps figure which bug may be making you miserable, and has tips on prevention and treatment.