flu season

Number of flu cases in South Carolina steadily on the rise

DHEC says nearly 100 people have already been hospitalized this flu season

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) –More and more people across the state are starting to come down with the flu. Officials with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) says nearly 100 people have been hospitalized with flu-like symptoms already this year. “We had our first flu-associated death that was reported in the Upstate a few weeks ago, and…

Experts predict ‘severe’ flu season

(ABC News) — Some experts have already predicted a severe flu season so it’s time to take the proper health precautions and understand the best ways to protect against the virus. ABC News’ chief medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton weighed in on “Good Morning America” to share her take on this year’s strain, the vaccine and how to stay healthy….

DHEC confirms first Flu related Death in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–  Health officials on Thursday confirmed South Carolina’s first flu related death.   According to a release from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, a person in the region of the Lowcountry died from complications due to the flu.   Dr. Lilian Peake, DHEC director of public health, said “This is our first lab-confirmed, influenza-associated death…

DHEC: 16 More People Die from Flu

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – State health officials say 16 more people have died in South Carolina after being stricken by the flu. The Department of Health and Environmental Control said Thursday that the latest deaths bring the state’s total number of flu deaths to 167 since the flu season began in October. There are some signs of improvement. Health officials…

22 more people die from flu in SC

File COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – State health officials say 22 more people have died from the flu in South Carolina. The Department of Health and Environmental Control said Wednesday that 106 people have died from flu-related illnesses in South Carolina since the season began in October. The season traditionally runs from October until May. DHEC said there were more than…

CDC: Flu Season Worsens Nationally

NEW YORK (AP) – It looks like Groundhog Day for the nation’s flu report, too: It’s gotten worse, and there are weeks of suffering ahead. The government’s latest report out Friday shows the flu season continued to intensify last week. One of every 14 visits to doctors and clinics were for symptoms of the flu. That’s the highest level since…