Fri., February 1, 2013 8:42am
This flu season arrived early and dealt a severe blow. When you get sick, health officials tell you to stay home and rest, but that can be hard to do in today’s lean workplaces. Brandon Smith helps us call in sick in the best way possible.
Wed., January 23, 2013 1:00pm
University of Georgia researchers have received a federal grant of more than $1.1 million for their work on fighting the flu. The researchers' works are refining a nanotechnology-based method that uses laser beams to more accurately predict emerging influenza strains, especially the most deadly ones.
Sat., January 5, 2013 3:00pm
Hospital officials in Savannah are restricting visitation because of a rise in the number of flu cases in the area.
Thu., December 13, 2012 8:53am
Georgia Health Sciences Health System officials announced Wednesday that visitation has been restricted to friends and family over the age of 17. In a release, hospital officials cite a rise in flu cases among school-aged children as a reason behind the age restriction.
Wed., December 5, 2012 11:00am
The Georgia Department of Public Health says the flu is hitting the state harder and earlier than in previous years. They say the early arrival of the H3N2 flu could mean a severe flu season.
Mon., September 10, 2012 5:00am
Labor Day has barely passed, marking the unofficial end of summer. Yet public health officials and doctors’ offices are already pushing flu shots, telling patients it’s not too early to get vaccinated.
Mon., December 6, 2010 2:22pm
The Flu in Georgia has increased from moderate to high levels according to the Centers for Disease Control. Georgia is now leading the nation in reported flu cases. The peak of flu season is not until January, but this week is National Influenza Vaccination week.
Wed., November 24, 2010 2:02pm
Georgia is experiencing a moderate flu season. According to the Department of Community Health, there have been no deaths since flu season officially began in October and there are still vaccines available.
Fri., October 1, 2010 9:00am
Influenza season begins today. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is encouraging all people over six months of age to get vaccinated. This year’s vaccine is for three strains of the flu including H1N1.