Influenza

Kansas City's Morning News
March 08, 2019 - 6:49 am
In 2003, Julie Moise remembers saying, "Oh good, it's just the flu." Then her baby, Ian, grew sicker and died of flu complications. Kansas City's Morning News March 08, 2019 - 12:30 pm Baby's tragic death inspires couple's flu vaccine campaign Julie and Glen Moise know from their family's...
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KMBZ News Staff
January 04, 2019 - 8:04 am
Influenza activity is considered moderate as the U.S. enters the peak of flu season. Flu cases typically ramp up in the coldest months of the year, but things are especially quiet right now, said Tammy Landrum, with the Jackson County Health Department. "We have 268 confirmed cases of flu in...
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Kara Marxer
October 16, 2018 - 5:33 am
The latest Flu Map from the Centers for Disease Control shows flu cases are on the rise and sporadic activity is already reported across most of the country. That does not necessarily mean we are in for a severe season like the last one. "It's not unusual to see sporadic activity in October," said...
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Marc LaVoie
September 10, 2018 - 7:41 am
Even though summer just ended, healthcare professionals in the Kansas City area are already advising people to get vaccinations against influenza. The U.S. is coming off one of the longest and most severe flu seasons in years, almost as bad as the pandemic of 2009 that resulted in more than 14,000...
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Jim Cunningham
February 07, 2018 - 6:31 am
Kansas City, MO - The flu epidemic continues, creating problems with several local school districts and not just among the students. Finding substitutes for sick teachers has not been easy. Kelly Services provides substitute teachers for the North Kansas City and Shawnee Mission school districts...
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Kara Marxer
January 11, 2018 - 4:53 am
Deaths from influenza are increasing as hospitals and doctors offices are inundated with sick people. As of January 10, 2018 - nine people in Kansas had died directly from the flu this season, 19 in Missouri. Doctors say hundreds more deaths in both states can be attributed to complications...
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Michael Ronnebaum
January 02, 2018 - 4:49 am
The Kansas City area is being hit especially hard by influenza this winter. Parents with children going back to school this week need to be cautious, said Dr. Dana Hawkinson with the University of Kansas Health System. "Certainly if kids go back to school they'll be in contact with each other,"...
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