flu epidemic

Flu demands respect
Health Queens Courier Staff 1/27/2013 at 8:50AM

BY SCOTT BREIDBART, M.D. In the universe of infectious diseases, influenza, or flu, doesn’t usually gather interest. Ebola kills almost all infected people, isn’t in the United States, and had a best seller written about it. Tuberculosis, or consumption, is worldwide, continuously threatens to become immune to all treatments, and has killed many famous people, [...]

Street Talk: Did you get a flu shot?
Street Talk: Did you get a flu shot?
News Queens Courier Staff 1/22/2013 at 9:42AM

BY MAGGIE HAYES AND MELISSA CHAN Yes, because I work in a hospital and always end up getting one. Michael Caponsacco  No, I don’t like shots. Karen Skala No. But, to be honest, I should get one. I just don’t like needles. Geovanny Nolasco  No, because I don’t have health insurance. Michael Mandel Yes, I [...]

Flu Q&A: Symptoms and treatment
Flu Q&A: Symptoms and treatment
News Alexa Altman 1/19/2013 at 2:07PM

Not sure if that cough you’re battling is the flu or just your average cold? Here are a few symptoms that might indicate you’re fighting the flu. Symptoms of the flu can include the sudden onset of fever, chills, headache, and muscle aches, as well as a cough or sore throat. These symptoms are often similar to cold symptoms, but come on more [...]

WATCH: NY Department of Health laboratory monitors the flu virus
WATCH: NY Department of Health laboratory monitors the flu virus
Health Queens Courier Staff 1/14/2013 at 12:00PM

This weekend, Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a public health emergency for all of New York state, which allows pharmacists to give flu vaccinations to patients between six months and 18 years of age. There are already 19,128 cases of flu reported in the state this season, more than the 4,404 positive laboratory tests that were [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 1/14/2013 at 7:27AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 63. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph shifting to the NNW in the afternoon. Chance of rain 30%. Monday Night: Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 36. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%. [...]

Flu season etiquette tips from The Emily Post Institute
Flu season etiquette tips from The Emily Post Institute
Health Brandpoint 1/13/2013 at 9:52AM

When the flu hits, manners may not be the first thing that comes to mind. Yet, good “flu etiquette” and hygiene can go a long way in helping to prevent the spread of influenza. While most Americans recognize that the flu virus spreads easily, they admit to sometimes forgetting their manners when they have the [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 1/11/2013 at 7:37AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Friday: Overcast with a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 48. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Friday night: Overcast with rain, then a chance of rain after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 43. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the [...]