CASPER, Wyo. — Wyomingites looking to avoid the flu this season may need to take added precautions because of mutations in the dominant strain of influenza virus this year.
GILLETTE, Wyo. — The hospital in Gillette is taking steps to keep people with the flu away from newborns.
BOZEMAN — Bozeman Deaconess Hospital has imposed restrictions on visitors in order to prevent the spread of influenza.
A government study out Thursday reported that this season’s flu vaccine is only 23 percent effective, one of the worst performances in the last decade.
A government study out Thursday reported that this season’s flu vaccine is only 23 percent effective. The vaccine’s effectiveness over the last 10 years has ranged from a low of 10 percent in the 2004-05 season to a high of 60 percent in 2010-11.
Flu season is settling in across Montana, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, travel and family gatherings.
WORDEN — You’ve no doubt been counseled to get a flu shot and strongly advised to wash your hands and cover your mouth during influenza season, but chances are you’ve never been encouraged by a group of 10-year-olds.
Fifth-graders in Janet Morgenstern’s Artistic Integration class at Huntley Project Elementary School sing the song from their “How to Prevent the Flu” video.
Fifth-graders, from left, Stran Selman, Jerome Johnson, Natalie Lile and Madison Rich talk about their roles in the “How to Prevent the Flu” video.
Janet Morgenstern leads her Artistic Integration class at Huntley Project Elementary School.
A trio of headline-grabbing viruses — Ebola, enterovirus and influenza — have the potential to create a perfect storm of confusion among those falling ill because fever is a symptom of all three.
The first confirmed case of the flu this season appeared Tuesday in Yellowstone County, according to a news release from RiverStone Health.
GREAT FALLS — State health officials say influenza has arrived in Montana.
People often talk about the “flu” to describe colds or a stomach virus, but influenza is a serious contagious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death. The symptoms can include high fever, chills, headaches, exhaustion, sore throat, cough and body aches. Symptoms can be mild o…
The biggest threat to the health of Americans isn’t Ebola or the rare respiratory virus affecting children.
RiverStone Health immunization nurse Karmen Hammermeister delivers a flu shot to dental assistant Baylee Crook as RiverStone staff lined up for their shots earlier this month.
A nationwide shortage of a popular intravenous solution is causing some dentists to postpone oral surgeries. And local hospitals are carefully managing their supplies of saline IV bags, a medical staple of patient rooms and surgical units.
Flu vaccination rates among Yellowstone County’s older adults, those 65 and older, could be much better, according to results of a recent survey.
In January, the flu hit Montana like a storm, touching off a sudden upswing in cases and the state’s first reported death. In Yellowstone County, 399 cases of influenza have been reported this flu season. Just over 10 percent of those cases resulted in hospitalization. As Montana enters the …
Flu is on the rise across Wyoming, with more than 400 cases reported so far this season.