Flu

Is fast flu relief on the horizon?

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A single dose of an experimental flu drug is shown to significantly shorten how long people are sick with the flu. The FDA is now reviewing the drug, and it could be...Read more

Keeping kids safe from the flu virus

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We are just weeks away from the start to flu season, and there are new recommendations for the best way to keep your kids safe from the virus.Read more

Visitor gets flu from animal at Indiana county fair, likely a pig

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Officials say a visitor at an Indiana county fair caught the flu from an animal, probably a pig.Read more


Health department reports first human case of swine flu in five years 

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The recommendation: wash your hands before and after coming in contact with pigs.Read more

New flu vaccine works a little better than traditional shot

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A newer kind of flu vaccine worked a little bit better in seniors this past winter than traditional shots, the government reported Wednesday.Read more

Guests could get paid to stay at St. Louis hotel, get flu

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Guests can get paid $3,500 to stay at a St. Louis hotel for up to 12 days with catered meals, as long as they sign up to be exposed to the flu virus.Read more

172 children have died from the flu this season

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That's the highest number of children to die in a single flu season, not counting pandemics like the 2009-2010 "swine flu" season.Read more

Indiana flu deaths nearly triple this season

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There have been 304 deaths from the flu so far this winter. The last tracking report from the 2016-2017 flu season reported 103 deaths.Read more

Think flu season is winding down? Not so fast, doctors say

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The Centers for Disease Control warns the flu is making a comeback, and round two involves a strain that can be tougher on children.Read more


Marion County hospitals no longer under flu restrictions

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Hospitals in Indianapolis go back to their regular visitation policies starting Monday.Read more

Indiana's 244 flu-related deaths include 3 kids 4 or younger

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Indiana's latest influenza report shows the state has experienced 244 flu-related deaths this season, compared with 219 a week earlier.Read more