Influenza

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, [...]

Flu outbreak felt in Queens as Cuomo declares public health emergency
Flu outbreak felt in Queens as Cuomo declares public health emergency
Health Alexa Altman 1/15/2013 at 9:11AM

Two days after Christmas, Diane K. woke up with a bought of the flu. The 66-year-old Bayside resident, who preferred her last name not be used, fought off the viral infection’s high fever and aches over the next few days with Tamiflu and rest. But when it was announced that this season’s flu had reached [...]

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 [...]

Flu has reached epidemic proportions
Flu has reached epidemic proportions
News Alexa Altman 1/12/2013 at 12:10PM

The early and rapid spread of this year’s flu season has had deadly consequences. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the flu has reached epidemic status, causing 7.3 percent of deaths last week. The CDC’s epidemic threshold is marked at 7.2 percent. Every region of the United States — excluding [...]

Moving Free® with Mirabai
Moving Free® with Mirabai
Health Queens Courier Staff 10/27/2011 at 5:16PM

For a week now I have been nursing the flu. I’ve been mostly in bed and it’s very frustrating. I can feel the fitness juice draining out of me. Several times I’ve thought of getting out of bed and putting on my sneakers, but each time, my body, lungs and head have said, “Whoa maybe [...]