Travelers React to Ebola

EUGENE, Ore. — News that the second Ebola patient traveled before she was diagnosed has some people wondering if the virus could be making its way west and how it could impact travel. In a release by Frontier Airlines, the company she was flying with, crew members say that she didn’t show any signs of … Continue reading »

Nick Cannon Discusses Flu Prevention

EUGENE, Ore. — Television star Nick Cannon teamed up with Theraflu and Families Fighting Flu, a non-profit, volunteer-based advocacy organization, to help raise awareness about the Fluprint program. The Fluprint program is a five step action plan that gets families ready for the flu. It also raises money for Families Fighting Flu. All you have to do … Continue reading »

Lane Co. Monitoring Mystery Virus

LANE COUNTY, Ore.– The Lane County Public Health Department is keeping an eye on the mystery illness, that is continuing to sicken thousands of children in at least 12 states throughout the US. The culprit is believed to be Enterovirus 68, but this isn’t the first outbreak in the US. “It does circulate every few years. … Continue reading »

PeaceHealth Labs Helping Track Flu

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Influenza–including this season’s most common strain, H1N1–can be difficult for doctors to diagnose, but a Peacehealth lab is making it easier for physicians in Lane County. Peacehealth Laboratories in Springfield does most of the flu tests within Lane County, but it serves a wider area. “We’re able to not only provide high-quality, … Continue reading »

Naturalists Offer Other Flu Remedies

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County health experts say the number of flu cases continues to rise. But for those uncomfortable with the flu vaccine, naturalists say there are holistic approaches. Employees at Red Barn Natural Grocery in Eugene say eating whole foods, rather than processed and packaged foods, is probably the best way to prevent … Continue reading »

Ronan Burgess Memorial Fund

EUGENE, Ore. — The mother of the 5-year-old boy who recently died from the H1N1 flu is back in Eugene. She’s sharing her story and getting a memorial fund set up for her son. Calandra Burgess says she has the fund set up through US Bank and anyone can donate at any branch. Her son, … Continue reading »

Protecting Yourself from the Flu

EUGENE, Ore. — Flu season is coming on strong, and local health officials say everyone should take extra precautions to stay safe. According to Lane County Public Health, only about 30 percent of residents are vaccinated, which they say is troubling. The flu is contagious, so if you or your child is coughing, that should … Continue reading »

Eugene Boy Dies from Flu

EUGENE, Ore. — Doctors confirmed a five year old boy died from the H1N1 virus. Calandra Burgess says she took her son, Ronan, to his pediatrician when he had a 104.7 degree fever and a barking seal-like cough. The doctor thought Ronan had a bad case of the croup. Ronan didn’t get better and Burgess … Continue reading »

Swine Flu Cases on the Rise

EUGENE, Ore. — Flu season is in full swing across the country, and swine flu is making a comeback this year. The H1N1 virus is the predominant circulating virus so far. The trend in Oregon is following the national trend, an increase in flu activity over the last couple of weeks. Lane County Public Health … Continue reading »

Younger Patients Hospitalized for Flu

MEDFORD, Ore . — More younger people are being hospitalized for the flu. The Oregon Health Authority reports from Dec. 15-21, there were 67 flu hospitalizations. That’s nearly triple the amount of patients from the week before. The people coming in to the hospital were aged 25 to 49 years old. Providence Medford Medical Center … Continue reading »

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