This year’s severe flu is hitting the country hard, causing local medical experts to warn people to take extra care to prevent the spread of the virus.
California’s Department of Public Health said in a statement last week that there’s an “accelerated increase in flu activity” and it’s not too late to get vaccinated. Read More
Reports of seasonal flu are way down so far this fall compared to last year, though local health officials say residents should still get vaccinated before the peak flu season hits in the next few weeks.
In the first five weeks of flu season, which officially started Oct. 9, two cases of influenza infection have been confirmed in San Mateo County based on tests of people who were hospitalized or needed antiviral medication, health officials said Friday. Read More
The Inovio Biomedical products CEO — who has led pioneering efforts to develop groundbreaking vaccines to battle the flu, HIV and cancer — will present today at the OneMedForum investor conference in The City. Before joining Inovio Biomedical, Kim led efforts in manufacturing and process development of several FDA-approved products and developmental therapeutics at Merck & Co. Read More
Visitors under 16 will not be allowed on patient care floors at the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center and Children's Hospital starting today as part of a temporary policy change meant to limit the spread of H1N1 flu.
Youths under 16 will still be allowed in the cafeterias and main lobbies, but will be prevented from going to patient care floors except under special circumstances. Read More
Instead of flipping through magazines during layovers, travelers at San Francisco International Airport can do something more useful — get flu shots. Read More