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Due to fears the virus may start early this year, experts recommend getting vaccinated as soon as the vaccines arrive.
The influenza virus was first discovered in the 1930s, despite its having killed tens of millions of people in the pandemic of 1918.
"I don't remember a season like this," said Dr. Arnold Monto, a researcher from the University of Michigan who has studied respiratory illnesses for over 50 years.
The Health Ministry warns number of flu patients may rise, recommends both adults and children to get vaccinated.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
Number of children impacted or killed by whooping cough could continue to rise if they aren’t accurately vaccinated.
By LOYOLA UNIVERSITY HEALTH SYSTEM
Being a parent reduces risk of catching a cold, perhaps because of psychological or behavioral differences.
By WOLTERS KLUWER HEALTH: LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS
Alternative medicine enthusiast Natalie Marx answers your questions: What can prevent me from catching the flu?
By NATALIE MARX
Loyola Infectious Disease Specialist says mid-February peak season for infectious diseases.
As Succot approaches, amateur “construction workers” are urged to take care when using ladders and nails, avoid lighting candles inside.
Until now, scientists were in the dark about what distinguishes the “swine flu” from the ordinary type in pigs or seasonal outbreaks in humans.
After the flu, the first stop on the road to recovery is a cafe.
By ANDREA SIMANTOV
It takes more than a bad cold to keep an upbeat writer down.
Media reports in recent weeks send tens of thousands of people rushing to their health funds for free shots.
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