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.
If you think this year’s flu shot is going to guarantee good health, think again. The CDC has just announced it is only 23 percent effective — the worst in years. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains what that means to you— and the important steps you can still take to protect yourself.
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.
Another death from the influenza has been reported in Colorado. It was the second child to die from the flu this season in Colorado.
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.
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.
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.