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.
Tue., January 15, 2013 12:20pm
State health officials say the number of people hospitalized with flu symptoms in metro Atlanta has soared in recent weeks, the latest sign of a widespread flu outbreak. The Georgia Department of Public Health reports that 244 people were hospitalized during a recent four-week period in metro Atlanta.
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.
Fri., December 28, 2012 4:12pm
Georgia health officials are monitoring more flu cases this season than in the last three years. Some urgent care clinics are flooded with flu patients. Dr. Patrick O’Neal with the State Department of Public Health, says there’s a high incidence of flu being reported in more than half of Georgia’s 18 health districts.
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.
Wed., August 22, 2012 11:45am
State agriculture and health officials are warning Georgians to take safety precautions while attending state fairs and other events this fall due to human infections from a flu virus normally found in pigs.
Fri., December 31, 2010 9:58am
Georgia is among four southern states -- and five nationwide -- showing widespread outbreaks of the flu. But officials say so far, this season’s vaccine is matching current flu strains.