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Influenza

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.

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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 …

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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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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 pmLoading…

Flu cases spike

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.

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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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Flu forces visitor limits at Gillette hospital

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Campbell County Memorial Hospital is implementing restrictions on visitors because of an increasing number of flu cases.

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Butte reports 20 confirmed cases of flu so far

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.

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Campbell County hit hard by flu

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Campbell County is being hit hard by the flu.

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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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Wyoming Health Department urges caution to prevent flu

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.

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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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Bozeman woman dies of hantavirus

BOZEMAN — State health officials say a 20-year-old Bozeman woman recently died of hantavirus while a Carbon County man in his 40s has been diagnosed with the disease.

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Include immunizations on summer traveling 'to do' list

If you plan on traveling to an exotic destination this summer, it might be wise to include immunizations on your "to do" list.

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Immunizations offer children the best power of protection

Young children may cry for a moment when they get a shot, but that shot can protect them for a lifetime. Children, ages 2 and younger, can be fully immunized from 14 vaccine-preventable diseases.

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As flu cases decline, visitor restrictions lifted at Billings hospitals

Visitor restrictions at Billings hospitals have been lifted due to the decline in influenza cases in recent weeks.

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Campbell County leads Wyoming in flu cases

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Wyoming health officials say Campbell County leads the state in reported flu cases this year.

January 27, 2013 2:21 pmLoading…

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