This season’s flu vaccine is about 50 percent effective, meaning it reduces chances of going to a doctor's office by about half, according to figures released Thursday. But data also shows that as many as 16,000 people have died from flu so far in a relatively mild season.
Hundreds of residents demanding the right to choose whether to vaccinate their children packed a public hearing Friday to oppose a bill that would make it harder for families to opt out of immunization requirements.
Lax state laws have helped drive down vaccination rates across the Pacific Northwest, leaving the region vulnerable to catastrophe, public health officials say.
The president is expected to announce the plan as one of several health initiatives in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night.
The findings are a step forward to understanding where human Ebola cases come from, one of the biggest unanswered questions surrounding these outbreaks.
“I don’t want to lose my life for this,” says an Arkansas woman infected during a weight-loss procedure.
Sin-ri base is said to be the headquarters of Pyongyang’s strategic missile force, U.S. think tank says.
CDC releases estimates of influenza illness for the first time during flu season (instead of after) to underscore the importance of getting vaccinated.
American exposed to Ebola in Congo is flown back to United States. Person shows no symptoms of disease.
The pasta salad is sold in 244 stores in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.