influenza

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lane County Public Health officials announced Tuesday they have seen the first patient to be diagnosed with both COVID-19 and Influenza.


Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

As flu season arrives on the U.S. west coast, health officials fear a possible ‘twindemic’ in 2020.

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As coronavirus dominates headlines, people worried about showing symptoms should remember: it’s still flu season and allergy season is just beginning.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Oregon’s flu season peaked in mid-January but there is still widespread flu activity in communities, everywhere. Unlike COVID-19, there is a vaccine to protect against Influenza and health officials urge those who haven’t gotten a flu shot yet-- to do it.

PeaceHealth Oregon

With the number of novel coronavirus cases on the rise in the Pacific Northwest, PeaceHealth hospitals have implemented voluntary visitation restrictions. The controls are more about prevention than panic. 

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Health professionals say despite some reports to the contrary, they’ve not found any actual cases of the novel Coronavirus in Lane County. KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert reports on some preventative protocols in place at Sacred Heart RiverBend Medical Center in Springfield.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Parents of a 7-year old Eugene boy who died last week from a suspected case of the flu are warning other parents to pay attention and not dismiss signs of illness in their children. 

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Oregon’s flu season has yet to hit the mid-way point. An uptick in influenza activity has health officials reminding “it’s not too late to vaccinate.”

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Flu season saw a spike in late December but in Oregon, health officials report we’ve just hit the peak.

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Flu shots are now available at many clinics, drugstores, and supermarkets.  And Lane County officials are urging people to get their shots sooner than later.  KLCC’s Brian Bull explains.   

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lane County Public Health today (Friday) confirmed 11 outbreaks of Influenza-like-illness. The department reports seven people so far have died from the flu. As KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert reports, health officials are pushing the message of prevention in an effort to stop the spread of the virus.

Flu symptoms can include upper repertory distress, fever, chills, body aches, diarrhea. It’s also highly contagious. The current outbreaks and resulting deaths from Influenza have health officials on high alert.

Visitor Restrictions At Salem Hospital Due To Flu Risk

Jan 3, 2015
Salem Hospital

Salem and West Valley Hospitals are limiting visitors to protect patients from the flu virus. Only people needed to give support to and care for patients should visit. And people who are currently, or just slightly ill should not visit. Since December 28th, Salem Hospital has admitted 9 patients who tested positive for the flu, and health care officials are concerned activity will increase. The Oregon Health Authority encourages all residents to get vaccinated even though flu season is underway.

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