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  • Flu Activity

    Flu Activity

    Flu activity changes on a weekly basis.  Find out how this flu season is progressing.
    Flu activity changes on a weekly basis.  Find out how this flu season is progressing.
  • Flu: Breaking Down the Basics

    Flu: Breaking Down the Basics

    According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, influenza, also known commonly as the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses.
    According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, influenza, also known commonly as the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses.
  • Get Vaccinated: What Are Your Options

    Get Vaccinated: What Are Your Options

    According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention the single best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccine each season. There are several flu vaccine options for the 2013-2014 flu season.
    According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention the single best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccine each season. There are several flu vaccine options for the 2013-2014 flu season.
  • When To Get Vaccinated

    When To Get Vaccinated

    According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, yearly flu vaccination should begin soon after they become available. 
    According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, yearly flu vaccination should begin soon after they become available. 
  • Who Should Get Vaccinated

    Who Should Get Vaccinated

    According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, everyone who is at least 6 months old should get a flu vaccine this season. 
    According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, everyone who is at least 6 months old should get a flu vaccine this season. 
  • Who Shouldn’t Get Vaccinated

    Who Shouldn’t Get Vaccinated

    According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, the influenza vaccine is not approved for children younger than six months old.
    According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, the influenza vaccine is not approved for children younger than six months old.
  • Three Actions To Fight The Flu

    Three Actions To Fight The Flu

    The flu is a serious contagious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death. The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention urges you to take the following actions to protect yourself and others.
    The flu is a serious contagious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death. The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention urges you to take the following actions to protect yourself and others.
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  • Flu Death In Wichita County

    Flu Death In Wichita County

    A 45-year-old man from Wichita County has died from complications related to the flu. 
    A 45-year-old man from Wichita County has died from complications related to the flu. 
  • United Regional Flu Advice

    United Regional Flu Advice

    Winter typically brings an increase in seasonal health conditions, including upper respiratory illnesses such as pneumonia, bronchitis, as well as the flu. 
    Winter typically brings an increase in seasonal health conditions, including upper respiratory illnesses such as pneumonia, bronchitis, as well as the flu. 
  • Flying Flu Free

    Flying Flu Free

    It’s the peak of flu season and Sheppard Air Force Base is taking a number of precautions to keep the airmen and residents on base safe.
    It’s the peak of flu season and Sheppard Air Force Base is taking a number of precautions to keep the airmen and residents on base safe.
  • Affluenza Debate: Is it really an illness?

    Affluenza Debate: Is it really an illness?

    Texomans give thoughts on controversial DUI case and now debated term "affluenza." 
    Texomans give thoughts on controversial DUI case and now debated term "affluenza." 
  • Flu Frequency

    Flu Frequency

    Flu Frequency

    Influenza numbers continue to rise at both the national, regional and state level. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services the most recent weekly report shows the level of influenza is "high". 
    Influenza numbers continue to rise at both the national, regional and state level. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services the most recent weekly report shows the level of influenza is "high". 
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  • US students turn grief into tech startup after France attack

    US students turn grief into tech startup after France attack

    Saturday, August 11 2018 11:34 AM EDT2018-08-11 15:34:37 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 2:54 PM EDT2018-08-14 18:54:21 GMT
    (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez). University of California students, from left, Anjali Banerjee, Alice Ma and Tyler Heintz walk near the university's campus Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in, Berkeley, Calif. The students who were in Nice, France when a terror...(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez). University of California students, from left, Anjali Banerjee, Alice Ma and Tyler Heintz walk near the university's campus Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in, Berkeley, Calif. The students who were in Nice, France when a terror...

    University of California, Berkeley students who were in the French city of Nice when a man drove a 19-ton truck through the crowd, killing their classmate and 85 other people, have turned their grief into building...

    University of California, Berkeley students who were in the French city of Nice when a man drove a 19-ton truck through the crowd, killing their classmate and 85 other people, have turned their grief into building a tech startup to fight terrorism.

  • Injured WFPD officer has been approved for surgery

    Injured WFPD officer has been approved for surgery

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 2:51 PM EDT2018-08-14 18:51:55 GMT
    WFPD Officer Tim Putney will have hack surgery within next 30 days. (Source: KAUZ)WFPD Officer Tim Putney will have hack surgery within next 30 days. (Source: KAUZ)
    WFPD Officer Tim Putney will have hack surgery within next 30 days. (Source: KAUZ)WFPD Officer Tim Putney will have hack surgery within next 30 days. (Source: KAUZ)

     On Monday, the family was notified Ofc. Putney would be able to have the procedure done within the next 30 days.

     On Monday, the family was notified Ofc. Putney would be able to have the procedure done within the next 30 days.

  • Nebraska becomes first state to use fentanyl in execution

    Nebraska becomes first state to use fentanyl in execution

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 2:33 PM EDT2018-08-14 18:33:46 GMT
    At 60, Carey Dean Moore spent more than half his life on death row. (Source: Nebraska Department of Correctional Services via AP, file)At 60, Carey Dean Moore spent more than half his life on death row. (Source: Nebraska Department of Correctional Services via AP, file)

    At 60, Carey Dean Moore spent more than half his life on death row.

    At 60, Carey Dean Moore spent more than half his life on death row.

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