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How to avoid disease like COVID-19 and flu flare-up

How to avoid disease like COVID-19 and flu flare-up

A two-stroke of COVID-19 and the flu is hitting California, sickening residents – some so badly they’ve had to go to hospital – interrupting daily life and threatening to upend vacation plans. But as both diseases spread widely, officials stress that Californians are not helpless. There are steps everyone can take to better protect themselves …

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"Everyone is getting sick."  Masks recommended now with the rise of respiratory diseases

“Everyone is getting sick.” Masks recommended now with the rise of respiratory diseases

A day after news of COVID-19 hospitalizations more than doubled in Pierce County in a week, local and regional health officials have stepped up calls for indoor masking amid ever-increasing numbers of cases of respiratory diseases. COVID-19, influenza and respiratory syncytial virus are increasing in Pierce County as well as the region. A joint statement …

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Influenza overtakes COVID-19 in the United States as the primary respiratory disease

Influenza overtakes COVID-19 in the United States as the primary respiratory disease

More people are getting seriously ill with the flu in the United States than with COVID-19, a demonstration of this year’s severe flu season — but also of the waning severity of a pandemic that once brought the world to its knees. Figures collected by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show the …

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Her 12-year-old son nearly died of the flu.  Now this mom is advocating for the annual flu shot

Her 12-year-old son nearly died of the flu. Now this mom is advocating for the annual flu shot

For days, Madi Allen, then 12, had a fever and a cough that kept getting worse. Mum Shelle Allen thought Madi was exhausted from a busy winter and had a bad cold. Madi gradually became sicker and needed help showering and it was Allen who noticed Madi’s lips were blue as she struggled to breathe. …

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What you need to know about the triple threat of influenza, Covid and RSV |  CNN

What you need to know about the triple threat of influenza, Covid and RSV | CNN

CNN — The United States faces a triple threat, with a confluence of viral infections from respiratory syncytial virus, influenza and Covid-19. Many children’s hospitals are overwhelmed after outbreaks of RSV, as the level of flu is the highest it has been at this point in the year in more than a decade. And after …

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Flu, RSV, COVID on the rise in Kansas and Missouri.  Hospitals reach capacity

Flu, RSV, COVID on the rise in Kansas and Missouri. Hospitals reach capacity

Flu-like illnesses like COVID-19, RSV, influenza, and other viruses are on the rise in Kansas City and beyond. Data this week shows that COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the five counties and two cities that make up the metropolitan area. Data reported on Tuesday shows there were 1,643 new cases reported on the subway …

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Person dies from flu in El Dorado County for first time since 2020

Person dies from flu in El Dorado County for first time since 2020

For the first time since February 2020, a resident of El Dorado County has died from the flu, according to county health officials. El Dorado County Public Health Officer Dr. Nancy Williams said people should be aware of the threat seasonal flu poses, just like with COVID-19. “In addition to COVID-19, cases of other respiratory …

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'A huge burden': Los Angeles hospitals strained by COVID outbreak, very bad flu season

‘A huge burden’: Los Angeles hospitals strained by COVID outbreak, very bad flu season

A “triple epidemic” of COVID-19, influenza and RSV is hitting Southern California hard, sending patients to the emergency room in droves and presenting a daunting new challenge for a healthcare system already strained by nearly three years of pandemic. “When you have the convergence of three very serious respiratory viruses, it puts a huge burden …

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Face masks come back to the fore amid the triple threat of Covid-19, flu, RSV |  CNN

Face masks come back to the fore amid the triple threat of Covid-19, flu, RSV | CNN

CNN — Months after most mask requirements ended and many people stopped wearing them, some of the country’s leading health experts are encouraging people to put their face masks back on – but this time it’s not It’s not just because of Covid-19. As a triple threat of respiratory illnesses – influenza, RSV and Covid-19 …

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