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Flu season starting soon

A number of parents are concerned about the serious respiratory illnesses, including the enterovirus D68 found in the Midwest. But doctors are saying parents should be just as nervous about the flu.

Monday - 09/15/2014, 09:15am EDT

Tags: flu, flu vaccine

Flu season impacts visitors at some area hospitals

This flu season is not only making people sick, it's also impacting those trying to visit patients at local hospitals.

Saturday - 02/22/2014, 08:49pm EST

Tags: flu, Inova Loudoun Hospital, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Inova Fairfax Hospital

A flu shot can still do you good

The disease "really has reached virtually the entire component of the United States," according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 03:35pm EST

Tags: flu, flu shot, flu shots, flu vaccine, john aaron

Flu season could hit working adults hardest

This flu season, the predominant strain is the H1N1 virus, and that could mean big trouble for businesses.

Monday - 01/06/2014, 07:58am EST

Tags: H1N1, paula wolfson

Flu could overtake unexpected age group in area

It's still early in the flu season but widespread flu is reported in Virginia, while there are fewer cases of flu right now in Maryland and D.C.

Sunday - 12/29/2013, 08:55am EST

Tags: flu, influenza, Dick Uliano

Shutdown's lingering effects may make you sick

The partial shutdown of the federal government may be over, but the health effects are likely to linger.

Thursday - 10/17/2013, 05:15pm EDT

Tags: paula wolfson, flu shots, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Public Health Association

Hospitals increase staff for inauguration, flu

Touching door handles, sharing toilets and shaking hands can easily spread the flu virus, especially at a time when hundreds of thousands of people travel to the District for the presidential inauguration this weekend.

Saturday - 01/19/2013, 10:31pm EST

Tags: inauguration day, Jamie Forzato

Flu is not the only winter malady

For a long time, the conventional wisdom was that the cold weather was to blame for the rise in heart-related deaths during the winter, but recent research shows that is not necessarily the case.

Monday - 01/14/2013, 09:34am EST

Tags: heart, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Dr. Reginald Robinson, Good Samaritan Hospital

Deadly flu season set to be moderate to severe

The flu season this year has been a deadly one, with 18 children who have already died from influenza-related illness since its beginning.

Saturday - 01/05/2013, 04:33pm EST

Tags: flu, flu shots, flu vaccine, CDC, Jamie Forzato

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