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…
The biggest threat to the health of Americans isn’t Ebola or the rare respiratory virus affecting children.
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.
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.
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.
If you plan on traveling to an exotic destination this summer, it might be wise to include immunizations on your "to do" list.
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.