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A flu vaccine clinic is opening in Omaha.  The Visiting Nurse Association's clinic at 12565 West Center will offer the standard flu vaccine and FluMist for anyone between the ages of two and 49.  The drive-through clinic will next be open on Monday, September 21st at 4:00 p.m.

Nebraska, Omaha, Highest Flu Activity In The Country

Dec 20, 2019

The flu is running rampant in eastern Nebraska.  According to the Walgreens Flu Index, the Omaha market covering eastern Nebraska and western Iowa has the highest flu activity in the country.  The index says Nebraska as a state also has the highest flu activity in the country.

 

Nebraska At High Flu Activity

Dec 11, 2019

The latest flu report shows Nebraska has high flu activity.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, Nebraska is the only state in the upper Midwest with high activity.  Neighboring Kansas, Iowa, and South Dakota all have minimal flu activity.  The CDC says the virus is present in 30 states including Puerto Rico and six kids have died from it this fall.

 

CDC Considers Flu Scattered In Nebraska

Nov 13, 2019

The flu is considered scattered across the state of Nebraska.  That's according to the Centers for Disease Control.  It says nearly 200 positive flu tests were reported in Nebraska between September 29th and November 2nd, more than six-times as many during that time last year.  So far, no deaths have been reported.

 

(Douglas County, NE)  --  The Douglas County Health Department is confirming more flu-related deaths.  Officials say three more adults have died of the flu, and seven adult flu-related deaths have been reported in Douglas County this season.  More than 300 flu cases were confirmed in Douglas County last week.   

(Des Moines, IA)  --  The flu is officially considered widespread across the State of Iowa.  According to the state Health Department, there have been more than 30 people across Iowa who have been hospitalized because of the flu this season.  It also says there have been three flu-related deaths.

(Omaha, NE)  --  The number of flu cases is in the rise in the Omaha area.  The Douglas County Health Department says there were 356 flu cases reported last week, which is up from the 209 cases reported two weeks ago.   The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services says the flu virus is widespread across the state.

Iowa Flu Update

Feb 1, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Department of Public Health says it's received numerous reports of norovirus illnesses in the past few weeks.

Flu widespread in Nebraska

Jan 5, 2015

Three people have died from flu-related illness in Nebraska, and state health officials say the virus is widespread.

Two confirmed flu cases in Douglas County

Oct 15, 2014

Two cases of the flu have been confirmed in Douglas County.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials have reported the flu death of an otherwise healthy Iowa child.

First confirmed flu case in Douglas County

Oct 22, 2013

Douglas County has its first confirmed flu case of the season.

Two flu deaths in Nebraska this season

Jan 9, 2013

The flu is now widespread in Nebraska, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

13 cases of flu reported in Douglas County

Nov 13, 2012

The Douglas County Health Department is encouraging everyone to get a flu shot.