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…
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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.
As of Monday, 10 Yellowstone County residents have been hospitalized with influenza, which is more than twice the number of people hospitalized in December last year.
BOZEMAN — At least two counties in Montana are reporting lab-confirmed cases of influenza, signaling the start of flu season.
Influenza is a serious contagious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death. It is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person through the coughing or sneezing of people who are sick. During the 2009-2010 flu season a unique virus, called H1N1, spread worldwide and caused t…
Getting a flu shot this season could mean the difference between life and death, according to state public health officials.
At least 600 residents in Yellowstone County have already been diagnosed with influenza, five times the number of people diagnosed in all of last year's flu season.
A medical research facility in Billings is looking for about 50 people who have the flu to participate in a nationwide clinical study to help evaluate a medication that could relieve flu symptoms faster.
CHEYENNE — The city-county health departments in Wyoming's two largest communities are out of influenza vaccine at what may be the peak of this year's nasty flu season.
HELENA — Flu outbreaks are spreading across Montana, with one death reported and 57 people hospitalized so far, a state health official said Friday.
Judy Leitheiser of Montana Health Research holds the lab kit used to test flu patients for a study that is under way. Researchers want to learn more about a medication that might be effective in treating the virus.
CASPER, Wyo. — Despite rampant flu activity, the influenza vaccine remains available in Natrona County, health officials say.