flu season

6:07 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Delays in Flu Vaccine Have Some Waiting in Kalamazoo County

Vaccine is expected ahead of the peak flu season in January and February
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - The flu is just arriving here, but the flu vaccine is temporarily in short supply as shipments of the multidose vaccine have been delayed, public health officials say. Ample supplies are expected to be available by late November or early December.
10:58 am
Fri October 3, 2014

Vaccine Supply is Good as Flu Season Begins

All vaccine should be delivered by the end of October
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - The height of influenza season is months away - which means now is the perfect time to think about how to prevent the flu. Kalamazoo County Department of Health and Community Services Interim Director Lynne Norman said there was a slight delay in the distribution of influenza vaccine in September, but now most manufacturers have delivered at least 50 percent of their supplies.
SW Michigan
11:18 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Berrien County swine flu case reported

Credit WMUK

State health officials are reporting a case of "swine flu" in southwest Michigan. The Community health and Agriculture departments say the case involves a child who had pigs on display at the Berrien County Youth Fair earlier this month.  The child was not hospitalized.

Officials say they're trying to reach other exhibitors to find out if they also came down with the H3N2v virus. It causes symptoms like those of the regular seasonal influenza, although some cases can be severe and even fatal. However, experts say this strain of the virus rarely spreads from person-to-person.

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1:06 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Flu cases on rise in Southwest Michigan

Kalamazoo County Health Officer says flu season has arrived earlier than usual this year
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- In Southwest Michigan, a child and an infant are among Michigan influenza deaths reported from the outbreak. Kalamazoo area emergency departments reflect the spread of flu misery across the country, said David Rossi, MD, medical director at Borgess Medical and Trauma Center.