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Cascade County resident has state's first flu case

GREAT FALLS — State health officials say influenza has arrived in Montana.

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HEALTH MATTERS: Protect yourself from influenza

HEALTH MATTERS: Protect yourself from influenza

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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Public health officials urge getting vaccinated for the flu

Public health officials urge getting vaccinated for the flu

The biggest threat to the health of Americans isn’t Ebola or the rare respiratory virus affecting children.

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Immunizations

Immunizations

RiverStone Health immunization nurse Karmen Hammermeister delivers a flu shot to dental assistant Baylee Crook as RiverStone staff lined up for their shots on Tuesday.

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'No one is telling us when it will be available again': Dentists, hospitals see IV fluid shortage

'No one is telling us when it will be available again': Dentists, hospitals see IV fluid shortage

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.

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Flu vaccination rates plummet among older adults in Yellowstone County

Flu vaccination rates plummet among older adults in Yellowstone County

Flu vaccination rates among Yellowstone County’s older adults, those 65 and older, could be much better, according to results of a recent survey.

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What you need to know about the spread of influenza

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 …

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Flu rising in Wyoming; more than 400 cases this season

Flu is on the rise across Wyoming, with more than 400 cases reported so far this season.

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Influenza cases begin to mount in Yellowstone County

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.

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2 flu cases confirmed in Gallatin County

BOZEMAN — At least two counties in Montana are reporting lab-confirmed cases of influenza, signaling the start of flu season.

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Health Matters: Get the shot, skip the flu

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…

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Public health officials: 'Get your flu shot'

Public health officials: 'Get your flu shot'

Getting a flu shot this season could mean the difference between life and death, according to state public health officials.

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Number of influenza cases reaches 600 in Yellowstone County

Number of influenza cases reaches 600 in Yellowstone County

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.

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Lu Byrd

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Research under way in Billings on new flu medication

Research under way in Billings on new flu medication

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.

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Wyoming agencies out of vaccine at flu season peak

Wyoming agencies out of vaccine at flu season peak

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.

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Montana flu season could be worst since 2009

Montana flu season could be worst since 2009

HELENA — Flu outbreaks are spreading across Montana, with one death reported and 57 people hospitalized so far, a state health official said Friday.

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Flu treatment research

Flu treatment research

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.  

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Flu vaccine remains available in Wyoming, despite demand

CASPER, Wyo. — Despite rampant flu activity, the influenza vaccine remains available in Natrona County, health officials say.

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VA Montana to give flu shots Saturday

VA Montana will be at Wal-Mart on King Avenue in Billings from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday to give flu shots to veterans.

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