Flu is taking off in Georgia more than any other state, just as the public health department returns to area schools to try to get more children vaccinated.
Doctors Hospital offers masks to those who appear to have a respiratory illness, and business is booming, said Dr. Mark Newton, the medical director for the department.
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After weeks of waiting, the Richmond County Health Department is finally flush with vaccine against the novel influenza A H1N1 virus, even as the number of cases nationwide seems to be declining.
More than 20 million Americans have been sickened and nearly 4,000 have died in the first six months of the pandemic caused by the novel influenza A H1N1 virus, according to estimates released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The 10-year-old Harlem girl who died of complications associated with the novel influenza A H1N1 virus appeared to be healthy before contracting the disease, a family spokesman said Tuesday.
Parents of healthy toddlers ages 2 to 4 in Richmond and Columbia counties will get a chance to get their child vaccinated Monday against the novel influenza A H1N1 virus, the East Central Health District announced Thursday.
About 36 children are among those who have died from the novel influenza A H1N1 virus this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday.
McDuffie County has at least seven confirmed cases of the novel influenza A H1N1 virus infection but there are likely more, a physician said. Still, the cases appear to be mild in children, all of them have recovered and parents are urged not to panic over the appearance of the new virus.