Posted on · Our experts address concerns over the spread of illness, especially during the holiday season.
Posted on · More than 3 percent of reported doctors visits in Harris County during the first week of November were related to the flu or other respiratory viral infections, compared to 1.7 percent in early October, according to the Houston Health Department.
Posted on · Officials said the numbers typically seen this time of year are “enough you can count on one hand.”
Posted on · The current numbers of flu cases throughout the Houston area aren't usually seen until December or January.
Posted on · The Texas Medical Association is urging people to get flu shots due to concerns flu season could be worse this year with fewer people masking and crowds gathering again.
Posted on · Currently between 1,300 and 1,600 people with flu-like illnesses are going to emergency rooms in Houston every week.
Posted on · Texas currently ranks at No. 4 among the 10 states with the highest flu activity
Posted on · There have been 84 flu-related deaths of children across the country
Posted on · The North Texas area has been particularly hit this flu season
Posted on · Flu is widespread throughout the country, according to latest federal numbers. Those 65 and older are the most affected, but baby boomers are ending up in the hospital at an unusually high rate
Posted on · A Houston expert says the type of flu virus going around this season is the reason why infections, hospitalizations, and mortality are up this year.
Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We learn more about the severity of flu season in the region. Then, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about the challenges science faces these days. Plus, our non-experts discuss The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week's news. And we meet a marathon runner who is legally blind.
Posted on · The number of people dealing with the flu this season is causing shortages at local hospitals and Hurricane Maria is adding to the problem
Posted on · This year’s flu vaccine is far less effective than usual
Posted on · This year's vaccine has been less effective than usual because it doesn't cover the strain that's going around