One measure of the season is how many doctor or hospital visits are because of a high fever, cough and other flu symptoms. Thirty-two states reported high patient traffic last week, up from 26 the previous week. Overall, it was the busiest week for flu symptoms in nine years.
A century after one of history’s most catastrophic disease outbreaks, scientists are rethinking how to guard against another super-flu like the 1918 influenza that killed tens of millions as it swept the globe.
“The safest thing to do — although it’s not socially acceptable — is just to sneeze loud,” Aymat said.
U.S. regulators have approved the first drug aimed at women with advanced breast cancer caused by an inherited flawed gene.
Flu is now widespread in every state except Hawaii, but the good news is the season appears to already be peaking.
President Donald Trump’s pick for health secretary said he’s wary of a broad government role in negotiating prescription drug prices, arguing that it may lead to reduced access for patients.