flu season http://kmuw.org en Sedgwick County Runs Out Of Flu Vaccine For Uninsured Adults http://kmuw.org/post/sedgwick-county-runs-out-flu-vaccine-uninsured-adults <p>The Sedgwick County Health Department has run out of flu vaccine for uninsured adults</p><p>The agency says the vaccine is still available for children, regardless of whether they're insured. Uninsured children are charged on a sliding fee scale based on family income.</p><p>Remaining flu vaccinations can be administered at the health department's clinic in Wichita.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:19:00 +0000 Associated Press 31052 at http://kmuw.org State Health Officials Report 16 Deaths Caused By Influenza http://kmuw.org/post/state-health-officials-report-16-deaths-caused-influenza <p>State health officials say 16 Kansans have died from the influenza during the current flu season.</p><p>A spokeswoman for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment says at this time last year, 42 people had died from the flu.</p><p>The state's reporting period is from September to May.</p><p>The H1N1 flu strain this season is the same strain that caused killed more than 18,000 people in the U.S. in 2009.</p><p>But state epidemiologist Charles Hunt says this year's strain won't be as severe because people have developed more immunity to that strain.</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 15:49:25 +0000 Associated Press 29891 at http://kmuw.org Dept. Of Health Seeing High Number Of Influenza Cases http://kmuw.org/post/dept-health-seeing-high-number-influenza-cases <p>Health officials say the state is seeing a high number of influenza cases this year.</p><p>The state Department of Health and Environment reports 5 percent of visits to clinic sites it monitors were due to influenza-like illness.</p><p>The KDHE says flu or pneumonia contributed to 510 deaths during the current season, which began September 1st.</p><p>We've also seen a re-emergence of the A/H1N1 strain as the dominant virus.</p><p>The same strain caused a pandemic in 2009.</p><p>The agency is encouraging people eaged six months and older to get vaccinated.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:03:46 +0000 Associated Press 28932 at http://kmuw.org Kansas Flu Season Begins http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-flu-season-begins <p>A state health official says flu season has started in Kansas but there isn't any indication that this year's outbreak will be any worse than previous years. Fri, 08 Nov 2013 23:42:46 +0000 Associated Press 26052 at http://kmuw.org Flu Season Has Arrived In Wichita http://kmuw.org/post/flu-season-has-arrived-wichita <p>Flu season has come early to Kansas this year; state health officials have confirmed two cases of influenza.</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 13:15:19 +0000 Bryan Thompson 25778 at http://kmuw.org Flu Rate In Sedgwick County Dropping http://kmuw.org/post/flu-rate-sedgwick-county-dropping <p>The flu is a serious problem this season.</p><p>At its peak in early February, about 7 percent of all visits to health clinics in Sedgwick County were for flu-like symptoms. Now, the rate is at 3 percent. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 14:11:34 +0000 Milt Radford 13422 at http://kmuw.org Kansas Among Hardest Hit With Flu Virus http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-among-hardest-hit-flu-virus <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kansas is among the 10 states that are currently being hit hardest with the flu virus.</span></p><p>The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says there have now been 495 flu-related deaths in the 2012-2013 season that began in October. That number includes 35 deaths in the last week.</p><p>The number comes at the tail end of the worst week for Kansas so far in this year's flu season.</p><p>KDHE spokesperson Miranda Steele, says the rate is now starting to drop, with infection rates in Kansas down from more that 5 percent to 4.5 percent.</p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 12:29:19 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 11321 at http://kmuw.org Kansas Among Hardest Hit With Flu Virus Top Morning News 01.17.13 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-011713 <p><em>Kansas being hit hard by flu virus; Senate passes controversial 'pay-go' budget; Medical marijuana bill introduced into Kansas Senate.&nbsp;</em></p><p><strong>Kansas Among Hardest Hit By Flu Virus</strong></p><p>Kansas is among 10 states that are currently being hit hardest with the flu virus.</p><p><a href="http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-among-hardest-hit-flu-virus">More...</a></p><p><strong>Senate Passes So-Called 'Pay-Go' Budget Rule</strong></p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 11:39:26 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 11322 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 01.17.13 Top Morning News 10.16.12 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-101612 <p></p><p style="padding: 0px; margin-bottom: 16px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 11.818181991577148px; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 14.545454025268555px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); "><b style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px; ">Tuesday Is The Last Day To Register To Vote In Kansas</b></p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 14:12:54 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 7103 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 10.16.12