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 »

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 »