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Pharmacies Experience Shortage Of Cough Syrup With Codeine As Many Fall Ill

Pharmacies across Los Angeles are experiencing a shortage of a cough syrup with codeine as the cold and flu season takes a toll.


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Fist Bump Replaces Handshake At West LA Hospital To Fight Flu

The fist bump: it’s not just for athletes anymore.


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Avoid The Flu This Season With Vitamins

Dr. Lauren Crosby visited the KCAL9 studios Wednesday to talk about ways to avoid the flu, using some of her favorite vitamins.

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Enterovirus D68: What Every Parent Should Know

Parents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.


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State Flu Death Toll Rises To 278

The number of confirmed flu-related deaths in Californians under 65 years old has risen to 278, with six of those deaths being children.


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Costa Mesa Research Lab Testing For New Flu Vaccine

A Costa Mesa research lab is using Southland volunteers to test for a new flu vaccine.

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Doctors Urge Southland Residents To Get Flu Vaccines As Death Toll Rises

CBS2’s Lisa Sigell reports doctors are once again urging Southland residents to get vaccinated, with the total number of flu-related deaths in L.A. County now at 52.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/20/2014

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LA County Confirms Flu Death Of Pregnant Woman, Unborn Child

A pregnant South Bay woman and her unborn child are the latest victims of the flu, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said Thursday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/20/2014

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Flu Deaths In California Jump To 147

California health officials say 147 people in the state have died from the flu this season.


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Southern California Flu Deaths At 95

Despite the above-average temperatures throughout most of the month, doctors say Southern California is in the midst of a flu epidemic with 95 deaths so far this season.


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‘Alarming’ Flu Epidemic Escalates, Cedars Sinai Has Visitors Wear Surgical Masks To Slow Spread

In an effort to help quell Southern California’s flu epidemic, one local hospital is asking all visitors to wear surgical masks while in the building.


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State Health Department Records 95 Flu Deaths This Season

Flu deaths in California have increased by 50, bringing the total to 95 for the season so far, the state Department of Public Health announced Friday.


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45 Californians Die Of Flu, Including 2 Babies, So Far This Season

California health officials say 45 people have died so far this flu season, including two babies.


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Long Beach Officials Confirm First Flu Death Of 2013-14 Season

Long Beach health officials Wednesday said a 41-year-old man has become the city’s first influenza death of the 2013-14 season.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/15/2014

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State Health Officials Confirm 7 Flu-Related Deaths, 28 More Under Investigation

State health officials said Friday that there has been an accelerated increase in flu activity this season, including seven confirmed deaths and 28 more under investigation.




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