influenza

People wearing a face masks to protect themselves from COVID-19 in London. (Photo: iStock)

Coronavirus

How to Protect Yourself Against COVID-19 What began with a handful of mysterious illnesses in Wuhan, the sprawling capital of Central China’s Hubei province, has circled the globe, jumping from animals to humans and from obscurity to international headlines. First detected in
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Illustration of a medevil knight fighting another made out of germs. (Illustration: Dan Page)

Prevention

Keep Immune System Healthy to Fight Flu Getting a good night’s sleep and maintaining a healthy lifestyle are two ways to battle the flu bug, as its presence increases across the nation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting high activity of influenza and
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Woman in bed holding a cup of tea and blowing her nose. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Worst in Decades

Flu Season Off to an Unusually Early Start As flu season enters 2020, the influenza B strain of the flu virus has arrived earlier than normal making this year’s season off to an “atypically” early start, said Dr. Richard Webby, a member of the Infectious Diseases Department at
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