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.
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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The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services has confirmed one case of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in Montana involving a child younger than 10 from Yellowstone County.
If overseas travel is in your future, your plans may need to include immunizations. You can find out required and suggested immunizations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. The CDC is also an up-to-date source for travel alerts and watch levels on disease outbreaks …
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 …
HELENA — State health officials say a Hill County resident has died of complications from the flu.
One person has died of influenza in Natrona County this flu season, a victim of a spike in the number of reported cases locally, statewide and nationally the past couple weeks.
Flu is on the rise across Wyoming, with more than 400 cases reported so far this season.
GILLETTE, Wyo. — Campbell County Memorial Hospital is implementing restrictions on visitors because of an increasing number of flu cases.
BUTTE — While St. James Healthcare requests that visitors who are sick stay home, the county health department reports 20 confirmed cases of influenza so far this winter.
GILLETTE, Wyo. — Campbell County is being hit hard by the flu.
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.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The Wyoming Department of Health is urging state residents to take common-sense steps to prevent becoming ill with influenza or spreading it to others.
BOZEMAN — At least two counties in Montana are reporting lab-confirmed cases of influenza, signaling the start of flu season.