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June 27, 2019 - 9:37 am
ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. health officials say the flu vaccine has again turned out to be a big disappointment. The vaccine didn't work against a flu bug that popped up halfway through the flu season. Figures released Thursday show the vaccine was only 29% effective overall. The Centers for Disease...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2018 file photo, a U.S. Border Patrol Agent walks between vehicles outside the Central Processing Center in McAllen, Texas. U.S. border agents have temporarily closed their primary facility for processing migrants in South Texas one day after authorities say a 16-year-old died after being diagnosed with the flu at the facility. In a statement released late Tuesday, May 21, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it would stop detaining migrants at the processing center in McAllen, Texas. CBP says "a large number" of people in custody were found Tuesday to have high fevers. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
May 22, 2019 - 7:53 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — More than 30 migrants have tested positive for influenza at a major processing center where a flu-stricken teenage boy died, the latest evidence of growing public health threats posed by inadequate facilities to deal with a surge of families and children reaching the U.S. border...
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John Silva
May 09, 2019 - 4:34 pm
(Hartford, Conn./WTIC) - Two additional deaths attributed to the flu were reported for the period ending last Saturday, May 4. That brings to 77, the total number of deaths from flu so far this season. The weekly report from the state Department of Public Health shows activity beginning to wane...
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John Silva
May 02, 2019 - 5:17 pm
(Hartford, Conn./WTIC) - Six additional deaths attributed to flu have been reported in Connecticut. That brings the number of deaths this season due to complications of flu to 75. The number were released Thursday by the state Department of Public Health. The majority of those deaths--51--occurred...
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John Silva
April 04, 2019 - 4:52 pm
(Hartford, Conn./WTIC) - Latest figures from the state Department of Public Health showed an uptick in flu deaths in the last week. DPH reports seven deaths for the week ending last Saturday. That brings the total number this season to 64, still below the over 100 Connecticut saw at this point a...
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FILE - This Dec. 12, 2018 file photo provided by Catarina Gomez shows her stepbrother Felipe Gomez Alonzo, 8, near her home in Yalambojoch, Guatemala. An autopsy report confirmed Wednesday, April 3, 2019, that Gomez Alonzo, an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy who died while in custody of the U.S. Border Patrol on Christmas Eve, succumbed to a flu infection — one of two deaths of Central American children in December that drew attention to the plight of migrant families at the southern border. (Catarina Gomez via AP, File)
April 04, 2019 - 12:38 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An autopsy report has confirmed that an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy who died while in custody of the U.S. Border Patrol on Christmas Eve succumbed to a flu infection — one of two deaths of Central American children in December that raised concerns about the government's...
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FILE - This Dec. 12, 2018 file photo provided by Catarina Gomez on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, shows her stepbrother Felipe Gomez Alonzo, 8, near her home in Yalambojoch, Guatemala. Guatemalan authorities said Monday, April 1, 2019, the 8-year-old boy in custody of the U.S. border patrol on Christmas Eve died of the flu and a bacterial infection. (Catarina Gomez via AP, File)
April 01, 2019 - 1:41 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — An 8-year-old Guatemalan boy who died while in custody of the U.S. border patrol on Christmas Eve died of the flu and a bacterial infection, authorities in the Central American nation said Monday. Oscar Padilla, Guatemalan consul in Phoenix, Arizona, told The Associated Pres...
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John Silva
March 14, 2019 - 5:07 pm
(Hartford, Conn./WTIC) - The state Department of Publich Health reports widespread flu activity continues. DPH reports four additional deaths from complications of flu in the last week. There've been 38 deaths since the season started last August. At this time last year, there were already well...
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February 24, 2019 - 8:09 pm
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Brad Keselowski had his hands full with a new car and a new rules package — enough to make for a trying race — before a stomach virus nearly flattened him. Keselowski missed a portion of final practice, received intravenous fluids at Atlanta Motor Speedway's medical center, and...
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February 23, 2019 - 7:43 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — James Harden is sitting out the Houston Rockets' game against the Golden State Warriors because of flu-like symptoms. While Harden also has a strained neck, coach Mike D'Antoni said the reigning MVP and league scoring leader probably could have played through that. Harden...
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