• US on track for one of the worst flu seasons in decades

    This flu season is shaping up to be one of the worst in decades, according to the United States’ top infectious disease doctor. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, said while it’s impossible to predict how the flu will play out, the season so far is on track […]

  • Riverside County’s First Flu-Related Death Reported This Season

    A Perris child died from complications from the flu, marking the first death originating in Riverside County in the current influenza season, health officials said Wednesday. “We should never forget that the flu still kills,” said Dr. Cameron Kaiser, the county’s public health officer. “I always recommend people get their flu shots every year, but […]

  • Coachella Valley Man Marks First Flu-Related Death in the Desert This Season

    Palm Springs, CA Riverside County health officials Thursday announced the first influenza-associated death in the Coachella Valley this flu season. The 63-year-old desert resident, whose name was withheld, died in mid- January, according to Riverside University Health System spokesman Jose Arballo. Story: Health Officials Encourage Flu Shots Ten others have died of flu-related symptoms in Riverside County since […]

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