Local Flu Vaccinations Increase

EUGENE, Ore. — Cases of H1N1 in Lane County are going down, and vaccinations are going up. Lane County Public Health officials say residents have responded well to flu season this year, especially after the death of 5-year-old Ronan Burgess. Jason Davis of Lane County Public Health says they’re seeing 15 times more people getting … Continue reading »

Flu Season Update

EUGENE, Ore. — Local doctor’s offices are still getting inundated with patients suffering from flu-like symptoms. At PeaceHealth, H1N1 admissions have doubled in the past week. That was before school started and people went back to work. Health professionals say the risk increases in large gatherings so¬†they are trying to eliminate people’s fear of vaccinations. … 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 »

Flu Cases on the Rise

EUGENE, Ore. — Doctors offices across the Eugene-Springfield area area seeing an increase in patients with flu symptoms. Across the state 81 people were hospitalized with the flu last week and already two people in Oregon have passed away from the H1N1 strain of the flu virus, including 5-year-old Eugene boy Ronan Burgess. Lane County … 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 Case Confirmed In Lane County

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County Public Health has confirmed one case of swine flu in Lane County, and health officials are already concerned. Researchers say it’s the same virus that killed about 280,000 people worldwide, if not more, when it first hit in 2009. In Lane County, the health department says a man is now … Continue reading »

New Flu Vaccine on the Way

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Public Health Department says a new flu vaccine is on the way and it should arrive very soon. However, it won’t be available to the public until September. This season’s vaccine protects against three different strains of influenza: H1N1, H3N2, and B/Massachusetts. Experts predict those strains will be the … Continue reading »