Bracing For 'Twindemic': Doctors Warn Of Flu Season, Coronavirus Pandemic OverlapGetting the flu vaccine is now more important than ever to prevent what some physicians are called a "twindemic" — the overlapping epidemics of both influenza and COVID-19.
Emergency Rooms Fill Up As Flu Season Reaches PeakAs flu season begins to peak, doctors have found that this year's vaccine covers most of the A strains, but just 50 to 60 percent of the B strain that is making many sick.
Hospitals Stepping Up Response As First Local Death Of Flu Season ReportedOfficials Monday confirmed the first death of the flu season in Orange County, a Tustin man who was said to have died from "complications related to influenza B infection."
4-Year-Old Dies From Complications Linked To Flu In Riverside CountyA four-year-old died from complications stemming from influenza -- the first pediatric flu-related death in Riverside County this season, health officials said Wednesday.
First Flu Death Of Season In LA County ReportedPublic health officials Thursday confirmed Los Angeles County's first flu death of the 2018-19 flu season.
Worst Of Bad US Flu Season Finally Over As Illnesses DeclineFlu season peaked in early February and has been fading since, with the number of people going to the doctor with symptoms of the flu continuing to decline.
New Pill Could Knock Out Flu In One DayAs KCAL9/CBS2's Lisa Sigell reports, one new pill might even help you wipe out the flu in about 24 hours.
Long Beach Reports First Flu Death Of SeasonBetween Oct. 1 and Jan. 13, California reported 74 flu deaths for people 65 and under. At this time last year, there were 14.
Flu Leads To ER Overcrowding, Hospitals Set Up Makeshift Treatment AreasSome hospitals have opened up extra rooms and made makeshift treatment areas to accommodate the growing number of people sick with the flu.
Flu Reaches Epidemic Levels, California Among States Hit HardestThe dominating strain this year, also known as H3N2, has already killed 42 people in California under the age of 65, compared to nine at this time last year.
Overwhelmed By Swelling Flu Cases, Some ERs Having To Turn Ambulances AwayFrom Laguna Beach to Long Beach, emergency rooms were struggling to cope with the increased cases of influenza and had gone into "diversion mode."