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26 deaths from flu in Wyoming so far this season

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Health reports 26 deaths have been linked to influenza across the state since October.

April 13, 2015 3:30 pm(0)
One Montana city sees flu hospitalizations up 70 percent; confirmed cases rise from 82 to 228

One Montana city sees flu hospitalizations up 70 percent; confirmed cases rise from 82 to 228

HELENA — Influenza is not finished with Helena, according to the Lewis and Clark City-County Health Department.

April 03, 2015 10:26 am(0)
'Particularly nasty' flu causes 3 deaths, 76 hospitalizations so far in Yellowstone County

'Particularly nasty' flu causes 3 deaths, 76 hospitalizations so far in Yellowstone County

As of Friday, 286 cases of influenza have been confirmed in Yellowstone County — about 10 percent of the statewide cases — for the 2014-15 season.

January 16, 2015 6:00 pm Photos

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Wyoming continues to see high rate of flu activity

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming continues to see the spread of influenza viruses.

January 03, 2015 11:37 am(0)

Officials recommend additional actions for flu virus mutations

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.

January 03, 2015 8:00 am(0)

Wyoming sees increase in flu cases

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Wyoming has seen a surge in the number of influenza cases over the past week.

December 20, 2014 4:38 pm(0)
Influenza vaccine

Influenza vaccine

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.

December 04, 2014 12:06 pm(0)
Influenza vaccine

Influenza vaccine

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.

December 04, 2014 12:06 pm(0)

Flu, enterovirus have potential to cast pall over Thanksgiving travel, family gatherings

Flu season is settling in across Montana, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, travel and family gatherings.

November 25, 2014 6:30 pm(0)
Fifth-graders send public health message on flu via video

Fifth-graders send public health message on flu via video

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.

November 19, 2014 6:00 am Video Photos

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'Soap and Water'

'Soap and Water'

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.

November 13, 2014 11:16 am(0)
Moment of pride

Moment of pride

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.

November 13, 2014 11:16 am(0)
The mastermind

The mastermind

Janet Morgenstern leads her Artistic Integration class at Huntley Project Elementary School.

November 13, 2014 11:16 am(0)
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…

October 08, 2014 12:00 am(0)
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.

October 07, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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DPHHS reports 1 confirmed case of Enterovirus D68 in Montana

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.

September 10, 2014 12:53 pm(0)

HEALTH MATTERS: Vaccination advice for travelers

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 …

May 20, 2014 11:45 pm(0)
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.

February 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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 …

January 22, 2014 12:00 am(0)

101 hospitalizations, 1 death due to flu in Montana

HELENA — State health officials say a Hill County resident has died of complications from the flu.

January 08, 2014 2:43 pm(0)

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