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Sacramento Bee
3 months ago
Coronavirus

Is it COVID, flu or allergies? California health experts tell how to identify symptoms

Respiratory viruses circulate year-round in California
California health officials recommend seeking testing to determine the specific illness [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
4 months ago
Coronavirus

COVID, flu and RSV are waning' in Bay Area, but this virus remains the most stubborn and deadly

Respiratory virus season in California is winding down, leading to a decrease in cold, flu, and COVID cases.
COVID's trend is less predictable than other respiratory viruses due to the lack of well-defined seasonality. [ more ]
english.elpais.com
5 months ago
Coronavirus

How to stay healthy during cold, flu and Covid-19 season

Hand-washing and wearing masks are crucial in reducing the spread of respiratory viruses.
Getting vaccinated against Covid-19, the flu, and RSV is still important to protect against these illnesses. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Coronavirus

Mask policies return in US as respiratory viruses threaten to strain hospitals

Respiratory virus cases and hospitalizations are rising across the US, impacting capacity in health systems.
Vaccination rates for flu, Covid, and RSV remain low despite the availability of updated boosters and new vaccines. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
3 months ago
Coronavirus

Is it COVID, flu or allergies? California health experts tell how to identify symptoms

Respiratory viruses circulate year-round in California
California health officials recommend seeking testing to determine the specific illness [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
4 months ago
Coronavirus

COVID, flu and RSV are waning' in Bay Area, but this virus remains the most stubborn and deadly

Respiratory virus season in California is winding down, leading to a decrease in cold, flu, and COVID cases.
COVID's trend is less predictable than other respiratory viruses due to the lack of well-defined seasonality. [ more ]
english.elpais.com
5 months ago
Coronavirus

How to stay healthy during cold, flu and Covid-19 season

Hand-washing and wearing masks are crucial in reducing the spread of respiratory viruses.
Getting vaccinated against Covid-19, the flu, and RSV is still important to protect against these illnesses. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Coronavirus

Mask policies return in US as respiratory viruses threaten to strain hospitals

Respiratory virus cases and hospitalizations are rising across the US, impacting capacity in health systems.
Vaccination rates for flu, Covid, and RSV remain low despite the availability of updated boosters and new vaccines. [ more ]
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#covid-19
Sacramento Bee
4 months ago
Health

Feeling sick in California? Here are 4 illnesses circulating in the state this spring

Flu detections slightly increasing in California
COVID-19 positive tests decreasing in the state
RSV cases trending downward [ more ]
time.com
5 months ago
Coronavirus

How Long Should You Isolate With COVID-19? Experts Are Split

The CDC is considering a new, symptom-based approach to isolation for COVID-19, where people can leave home when their symptoms are mild and improving and they've been fever-free for at least 24 hours without medication.
The potential shift in isolation recommendations would bring the CDC's guidelines for COVID-19 in closer alignment with its recommendations for the flu, which advises people to stay home until their fever has broken naturally or until other symptoms clear. [ more ]
Axios
5 months ago
Coronavirus

COVID, RSV continue post-holiday drop, but respiratory illnesses still high

Respiratory illness cases, including COVID-19 and RSV, are declining since the holidays, but still remain high across most of the country
22 jurisdictions currently have high or very high respiratory virus activity, compared to 37 two weeks ago [ more ]
www.dw.com
6 months ago
Coronavirus

Europe prepares for a 'tridemic' of respiratory diseases DW 01/11/2024

Europe is experiencing a surge in respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, flu, and RSV. Spain and Italy are particularly impacted, with shortages of hospital beds and overflowing healthcare facilities. The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) reports increasing rates of influenza-like respiratory illness across most European countries. [ more ]
Independent.ie
6 months ago
Coronavirus

Virus surge: Almost 900 people hospitalised with flu or Covid as RSV on the rise again

Flu hospitalizations reach highest number this winter
Respiratory illnesses contribute to increase in hospital admissions [ more ]
Independent
6 months ago
Coronavirus

From the best time to be seen to the busiest day - seven things to know about hospital emergency departments

Hospitals in Ireland have been struggling to manage the influx of patients after the Christmas period.
The daily trolley figures are higher this week and expected to increase further next week. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
4 months ago
Health

Feeling sick in California? Here are 4 illnesses circulating in the state this spring

Flu detections slightly increasing in California
COVID-19 positive tests decreasing in the state
RSV cases trending downward [ more ]
time.com
5 months ago
Coronavirus

How Long Should You Isolate With COVID-19? Experts Are Split

The CDC is considering a new, symptom-based approach to isolation for COVID-19, where people can leave home when their symptoms are mild and improving and they've been fever-free for at least 24 hours without medication.
The potential shift in isolation recommendations would bring the CDC's guidelines for COVID-19 in closer alignment with its recommendations for the flu, which advises people to stay home until their fever has broken naturally or until other symptoms clear. [ more ]
Axios
5 months ago
Coronavirus

COVID, RSV continue post-holiday drop, but respiratory illnesses still high

Respiratory illness cases, including COVID-19 and RSV, are declining since the holidays, but still remain high across most of the country
22 jurisdictions currently have high or very high respiratory virus activity, compared to 37 two weeks ago [ more ]
www.dw.com
6 months ago
Coronavirus

Europe prepares for a 'tridemic' of respiratory diseases DW 01/11/2024

Europe is experiencing a surge in respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, flu, and RSV. Spain and Italy are particularly impacted, with shortages of hospital beds and overflowing healthcare facilities. The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) reports increasing rates of influenza-like respiratory illness across most European countries. [ more ]
Independent.ie
6 months ago
Coronavirus

Virus surge: Almost 900 people hospitalised with flu or Covid as RSV on the rise again

Flu hospitalizations reach highest number this winter
Respiratory illnesses contribute to increase in hospital admissions [ more ]
Independent
6 months ago
Coronavirus

From the best time to be seen to the busiest day - seven things to know about hospital emergency departments

Hospitals in Ireland have been struggling to manage the influx of patients after the Christmas period.
The daily trolley figures are higher this week and expected to increase further next week. [ more ]
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Bavarian Football Works
5 months ago
Bayern Munich

Training Report: Bayern Munich fans post "Tuchel Out" sign at Sabener Strae; Bench players take the pitch for some work; and MORE!

Bayern Munich fan hangs banner calling for Tuchel to be fired
Bryan Zaragoza is sick with the flu [ more ]
#hospitalizations
BBC News
5 months ago
Coronavirus

Flu and norovirus cases hit new winter high in England

The number of people in hospital with flu and norovirus has reached a new high in England.
The number of hospitalizations for Covid has slightly decreased and rates are broadly stable. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
7 months ago
Public health

As COVID numbers rise, public health officials call for vigilance against respiratory viruses

COVID-19 hospitalizations are increasing in Illinois, along with flu and RSV infections in hospitals.
Public health officials are urging residents to take precautions during Thanksgiving and to get vaccinated.
The CDC reports a rise in RSV infections and encourages vaccination, particularly for children and pregnant individuals. [ more ]
BBC News
5 months ago
Coronavirus

Flu and norovirus cases hit new winter high in England

The number of people in hospital with flu and norovirus has reached a new high in England.
The number of hospitalizations for Covid has slightly decreased and rates are broadly stable. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
7 months ago
Public health

As COVID numbers rise, public health officials call for vigilance against respiratory viruses

COVID-19 hospitalizations are increasing in Illinois, along with flu and RSV infections in hospitals.
Public health officials are urging residents to take precautions during Thanksgiving and to get vaccinated.
The CDC reports a rise in RSV infections and encourages vaccination, particularly for children and pregnant individuals. [ more ]
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ABC7 San Francisco
6 months ago
Coronavirus

How to avoid the 'tripledemic' of RSV, COVID-19, flu

Respiratory illnesses are on the rise in the US, leading to concerns of a tripledemic involving flu, COVID-19, and RSV.
It is challenging to compare this respiratory illness season to previous years due to the emergence of COVID-19 as a new threat. [ more ]
#rsv
Independent.ie
6 months ago
Coronavirus

Revealed: The counties where Covid and flu hit worst over Christmas

Testing and data collection slowdown over Christmas limits the understanding of the full extent of respiratory illness surges.
The JN.1 variant of Covid-19 is spreading rapidly, accounting for four in 10 samples analyzed before Christmas. [ more ]
Cbsnews
6 months ago
Coronavirus

Hospitals dealing with influx of kids with respiratory illnesses

Surge in cases of RSV and flu among kids
Hospitals dealing with a surge and lack of beds [ more ]
Independent.ie
6 months ago
Coronavirus

Revealed: The counties where Covid and flu hit worst over Christmas

Testing and data collection slowdown over Christmas limits the understanding of the full extent of respiratory illness surges.
The JN.1 variant of Covid-19 is spreading rapidly, accounting for four in 10 samples analyzed before Christmas. [ more ]
Cbsnews
6 months ago
Coronavirus

Hospitals dealing with influx of kids with respiratory illnesses

Surge in cases of RSV and flu among kids
Hospitals dealing with a surge and lack of beds [ more ]
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Brooklyn Eagle
6 months ago
Public health

More hospitals are requiring masks as flu and COVID-19 cases surge

More U.S. hospitals are requiring masks and limiting visitors due to an expected post-holiday spike in flu, COVID-19, and other illnesses.
Flu and COVID-19 cases may peak by the end of the month and then drop, with current flu vaccines being well-matched to the strain. [ more ]
HuffPost
6 months ago
Public health

More Hospitals Require Masks As Flu And COVID-19 Cases Surge

More U.S. hospitals are requiring masks and limiting visitors in anticipation of a post-holiday spike in flu, COVID-19, and other illnesses.
Flu and COVID-19 cases may peak by the end of January and then drop, with this year's flu strain causing fewer deaths and hospitalizations compared to previous strains. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
6 months ago
Public health

More hospitals are requiring masks as flu and COVID-19 cases surge

More U.S. hospitals are requiring masks and limiting visitors due to an expected post-holiday spike in flu, COVID-19, and other illnesses.
Flu and COVID-19 infections have been increasing for weeks, with high levels of flu-like illness reported in 31 states just before Christmas. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
6 months ago
Public health

Suffering from COVID and the flu: Double infections hit California hard

California hospitals are seeing an increase in COVID-19 and flu patients, some of whom have both viruses simultaneously.
The simultaneous presence of multiple respiratory viruses is causing increased strain on hospitals during an already busy season. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
6 months ago
Coronavirus

Bay Area wastewater levels high with COVID, RSV and flu after holidays, data shows

RSV, flu, and COVID are all on the rise again according to infectious diseases experts.
Wastewater data is showing higher-than-normal levels of all three viruses across the Bay Area. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
7 months ago
Public health

COVID-19 and flu cases are rising in California. How bad will the holiday uptick be?

COVID-19 and flu cases are rising in California, prompting warnings from health officials as the winter holiday season approaches.
Low vaccination rates and lagging uptake of vaccines leave some populations vulnerable to severe health outcomes. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
7 months ago
Coronavirus

CDC sounds alarm about low vaccination rates amid rising respiratory virus activity

The CDC is urging an increase in vaccination coverage to combat respiratory diseases
Low vaccination rates and increasing respiratory disease activity could lead to more severe disease and strain on healthcare [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
7 months ago
Coronavirus

As respiratory viruses spread everywhere, what should you do if you get sick?

Flu, coronavirus, and RSV are on the rise and causing respiratory illnesses.
Testing for the exact virus causing symptoms is not necessary for most people, except for vulnerable individuals or when treatment may be available. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
1 year ago
Coronavirus

RSV, flu and COVID-19: How can you tell the difference? Doctor explains

Health workers are preparing for a possible 'tripledemic' this holiday season of influenza (flu), COVID-19, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
Dr. Hoffman provides insights on how to differentiate between the symptoms of these viruses and when to seek medical attention. [ more ]
www.sun-sentinel.com
7 months ago
Health

As flu, colds, COVID take over the season, what will you turn to? Some consider vitamin shots, IV therapy, probiotics

Vitamin injections and vitamin IV therapy are being used as tools to boost immunity and prevent illnesses like cold, flu, and strep throat.
Vitamin IV therapy delivers hydration, nutrients, and minerals directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system. [ more ]
#influenza
silive
7 months ago
Coronavirus

Flu cases now widespread in New York, and rising on Staten Island, data shows

Influenza has been declared widespread in New York state, including on Staten Island.
Health officials are urging the public to get their flu shot to protect themselves and lessen symptoms if they do get sick. [ more ]
Sun Sentinel
8 months ago
Public health

Flu season hitting Florida children the hardest - so far

Flu cases are increasing in Florida, particularly among children in childcare facilities.
The predominant strain in Florida is Influenza A H1N1, which can cause vomiting and diarrhea in children.
Health experts are seeing more children with pneumonia and respiratory issues this flu season. [ more ]
silive
7 months ago
Coronavirus

Flu cases now widespread in New York, and rising on Staten Island, data shows

Influenza has been declared widespread in New York state, including on Staten Island.
Health officials are urging the public to get their flu shot to protect themselves and lessen symptoms if they do get sick. [ more ]
Sun Sentinel
8 months ago
Public health

Flu season hitting Florida children the hardest - so far

Flu cases are increasing in Florida, particularly among children in childcare facilities.
The predominant strain in Florida is Influenza A H1N1, which can cause vomiting and diarrhea in children.
Health experts are seeing more children with pneumonia and respiratory issues this flu season. [ more ]
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Mission Local
7 months ago
Coronavirus

Covid vaccine rates lag as winter illnesses approach

Only 22.5% of San Franciscans are up to date on their Covid-19 vaccine this year, compared to 70% for the initial vaccine series in 2021.
Rates of the flu and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are increasing along with Covid-19 cases. [ more ]
time.com
7 months ago
Coronavirus

How to Get Free Flu and COVID-19 Tests and Treatments

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and eMed have launched an at-home test-to-treat program that offers free tests and treatments for flu and COVID-19.
The program prioritizes individuals who cannot afford testing, but anyone over 18 who tests positive for flu or COVID-19 can receive free telehealth visits and antiviral treatments. [ more ]
#COVID
HuffPost
7 months ago
Coronavirus

What's The Deal With That Cough Everyone Seems To Have Right Now?

Cases of flu, COVID, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are increasing during the holiday season.
A new pathogen is causing respiratory symptoms, leading to a persistent cough that is not flu or COVID-related. [ more ]
Sun Sentinel
7 months ago
Public health

You're sick. It's the holidays. Your doctor is booked, but here is how to get the medication you need

Getting the right medication quickly can shorten illnesses and relieve symptoms.
COVID tests can be done at home and require a prescription for Paxlovid if positive.
Telehealth can be a convenient option for managing symptoms and accessing medication during the holidays. [ more ]
Independent.ie
7 months ago
Coronavirus

Surge in RSV hospitalisations in babies under a year old amid concern over flu and Covid jab uptake

RSV hospitalizations are primarily affecting infants under a year old.
The HSE is warning of the potential for a tripledemic of flu, RSV, and COVID.
Vaccine uptake for flu and COVID boosters is low, which could have a serious impact on public health. [ more ]
HuffPost
7 months ago
Coronavirus

What's The Deal With That Cough Everyone Seems To Have Right Now?

Cases of flu, COVID, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are increasing during the holiday season.
A new pathogen is causing respiratory symptoms, leading to a persistent cough that is not flu or COVID-related. [ more ]
Sun Sentinel
7 months ago
Public health

You're sick. It's the holidays. Your doctor is booked, but here is how to get the medication you need

Getting the right medication quickly can shorten illnesses and relieve symptoms.
COVID tests can be done at home and require a prescription for Paxlovid if positive.
Telehealth can be a convenient option for managing symptoms and accessing medication during the holidays. [ more ]
Independent.ie
7 months ago
Coronavirus

Surge in RSV hospitalisations in babies under a year old amid concern over flu and Covid jab uptake

RSV hospitalizations are primarily affecting infants under a year old.
The HSE is warning of the potential for a tripledemic of flu, RSV, and COVID.
Vaccine uptake for flu and COVID boosters is low, which could have a serious impact on public health. [ more ]
moreCOVID
Los Angeles Times
7 months ago
Public health

COVID, flu, RSV on the rise in California. Is another 'tripledemic' coming?

Health officials in California are urging residents to get vaccinated as respiratory virus season ramps up.
COVID-19, flu, and respiratory syncytial virus are all on the rise in California. [ more ]
#Covid-19
www.times-series.co.uk
7 months ago
Coronavirus

Get flu and Covid jabs before it's too late' warning

The NHS is urging eligible individuals to book their Covid and flu vaccinations before December 14.
There are still hundreds of thousands of available appointments that haven't been taken up by eligible individuals. [ more ]
WSJ
7 months ago
Coronavirus

Why You Are More Likely to Get Sick This Winter, in Charts

Covid-19 infections are expected to rise as winter approaches.
The virus will collide with the seasonal flu and RSV.
The pandemic disrupted the spread of flu and RSV. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
8 months ago
Coronavirus

Flu and Covid-19 hospital admissions in England remain lower than last year

Flu and Covid-19 hospital admissions in England have fallen and remain below last year's rates.
Admissions of patients with flu are within baseline levels, and there are slight increases in flu diagnoses among school-aged children.
Hospital admission rates for people testing positive for Covid-19 have decreased for the fifth consecutive week. [ more ]
www.times-series.co.uk
7 months ago
Coronavirus

Get flu and Covid jabs before it's too late' warning

The NHS is urging eligible individuals to book their Covid and flu vaccinations before December 14.
There are still hundreds of thousands of available appointments that haven't been taken up by eligible individuals. [ more ]
WSJ
7 months ago
Coronavirus

Why You Are More Likely to Get Sick This Winter, in Charts

Covid-19 infections are expected to rise as winter approaches.
The virus will collide with the seasonal flu and RSV.
The pandemic disrupted the spread of flu and RSV. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
8 months ago
Coronavirus

Flu and Covid-19 hospital admissions in England remain lower than last year

Flu and Covid-19 hospital admissions in England have fallen and remain below last year's rates.
Admissions of patients with flu are within baseline levels, and there are slight increases in flu diagnoses among school-aged children.
Hospital admission rates for people testing positive for Covid-19 have decreased for the fifth consecutive week. [ more ]
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The Washington Times
7 months ago
Coronavirus

CDC director: Sources in China say new outbreaks are from known pathogens

The uptick in respiratory disease in China is not caused by a new pathogen like the coronavirus, but rather by known pathogens such as the flu and common bacteria.
The increase in respiratory illnesses is likely due to a lack of exposure and resulting immunity to certain diseases during Chinese lockdowns.
Lawmakers are urging the CDC to ensure that China is providing accurate information, citing their early denials about COVID-19. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
7 months ago
Public health

Respiratory infection clusters in China not caused by novel virus, says health ministry

Respiratory illnesses in China are caused by known pathogens, not a novel virus.
The illnesses are caused by common viruses and bacteria, including the flu and rhinoviruses.
China is taking measures to combat the surge, including opening more fever clinics and promoting vaccinations. [ more ]
#COVID-19
Axios
7 months ago
Coronavirus

COVID, RSV cases rise as Americans gather for the holidays

Virus activity is increasing as Americans travel for Thanksgiving and take fewer precautions.
Health experts are concerned that indoor holiday gatherings will lead to a spike in COVID-19, RSV, and flu cases.
Vaccination rates for COVID-19 and flu are lagging, raising concerns about hospitals being overwhelmed. [ more ]
time.com
8 months ago
Coronavirus

Your 2023 Holiday Season Guide to COVID-19, Flu, and RSV

Late fall and winter are peak times for COVID-19, flu, and RSV to spread.
Getting vaccinated and taking precautions can help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases during the holiday season. [ more ]
Axios
7 months ago
Coronavirus

COVID, RSV cases rise as Americans gather for the holidays

Virus activity is increasing as Americans travel for Thanksgiving and take fewer precautions.
Health experts are concerned that indoor holiday gatherings will lead to a spike in COVID-19, RSV, and flu cases.
Vaccination rates for COVID-19 and flu are lagging, raising concerns about hospitals being overwhelmed. [ more ]
time.com
8 months ago
Coronavirus

Your 2023 Holiday Season Guide to COVID-19, Flu, and RSV

Late fall and winter are peak times for COVID-19, flu, and RSV to spread.
Getting vaccinated and taking precautions can help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases during the holiday season. [ more ]
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ABC7 San Francisco
7 months ago
Coronavirus

Thanksgiving travelers prepare for 'new COVID threat.' It's called HV.1

Health officials are warning of an uptick in COVID cases as the Bay Area prepares for a tripledemic of COVID, flu, and RSV cases.
Doctors are urging travelers to wear masks in airports and on planes, especially during long-distance travel.
Influenza cases are expected to double this winter, while RSV cases are expected to start decreasing. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
8 months ago
Los Angeles

L.A. County reports first flu death of season, renews call for residents to get vaccinated

Los Angeles County has confirmed its first flu death of the season.
Health officials are reminding residents to get vaccinated against influenza.
Federal health officials have recommended most everyone get an annual flu shot. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
8 months ago
Public health

What to Know About the Flu Virus

Influenza A and B are the two main types of flu viruses that circulate each season.
Influenza A viruses can cause pandemics when a new strain jumps from animals to humans.
Flu vaccines are updated annually but their efficacy varies from season to season. [ more ]
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