Flu Season May Have Peaked in Mass. — for Now, Boston Doctors Say
This year’s flu season, which seemed to hit the ground running, may already be peaking in Massachusetts — at least for now. Boston doctors say things are looking up as flu hospitalizations level off, with the caveat that a second peak could be around the corner. Massachusetts still shows “very high” levels of flu activity, according to the U.S. Centers...
COVID Q&A: Cases Rising Amid New Dominant Variant
Top Boston doctors talk about rising COVID wastewater levels, the newly dominant XBB variant and whether Boston Public Schools should implement a temporary mask mandate during NBC10 Boston’s weekly “COVID Q&A” series.
Boston Warns of High Rate of Flu Already Circulating
Flu cases are surging in the Boston area and health officials are concerned that many people still haven’t gotten a flu shot.
‘Concerning' Trend: Over 700 Flu Cases Reported in Boston in the Last Week
Boston’s Health Commission has issued a warning amid an “early and rapid” rise of flu cases in the city. There have been more than 700 cases of influenza reported in the City of Boston in the last week, which brings the total number of cases in the city to 1,784 since Oct. 1, according to a news release. Boston health…
Iowa Man Awarded $27 Million After Urgent Care Misdiagnosed Meningitis as Flu
A jury has returned a $27 million verdict against a central Iowa medical clinic after a man with bacterial meningitis was misdiagnosed with the flu, suffered strokes and said he has been permanently injured. The jury in Polk County District Court in Des Moines returned the verdict Monday in the lawsuit filed in 2017 against UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine in...
Is It a Cold Or the Flu?
It’s cold and flu season again, which means you could be left wondering which virus is causing your symptoms. Here’s what you need to know.
Flu Vaccine Poor Match for This Year's Virus, CDC Says
This year’s flu vaccine is not a good match for the flu strain that is circulating this season
US Bird Flu Case Puts Chicken, Turkey Farms on High Alert
Farms that raise turkeys and chickens for meat and eggs are on high alert, fearing a repeat of a widespread bird flu outbreak in 2015 that killed 50 million birds across 15 states and cost the federal government nearly $1 billion
Will We See Public Monuments to COVID Victims?
How will history honor the victims of the coronavirus pandemic? A new tribute in Vermont to the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic offers one possibility.