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Doctors say touch of the sniffles in summer not uncommon
Thursday Jul 05 2012
A sunny beach or reclined chair by the pool is one of the last places most sun bathers would think they would end up suffering from the exhausting effects of the common cold or flu ...
Placer County hospitalization for H1N1 rising
Monday Nov 23 2009
Hospitalizations of H1N1 flu patients are up in Placer County as health officials continue a school vaccine program to fight the spread of the disease among the young. A total of ...
Placer County cuts through distrust to deliver H1N1 flu shots
Friday Oct 09 2009
People were rolling up to roll up their sleeves for flu shots in an Auburn parking lot this week. And while clinics for vaccinations that will help stave off three strains of infl ...
Flu postpones Bear River-Colfax football game until Monday
Friday Oct 02 2009
One of the foothills' most heated high school football rivalries was put on hold until Monday because of flu sweeping through the Bear River football team. The Bear River-Colfax fo ...
Flu outbreak wipes out Placer volleyball match
Tuesday Sep 22 2009
Placer High's quest to defend its Pioneer Valley League championship will have to wait. The Hillgals' match at Bear River scheduled for tonight has been cancelled due to an outbr ...
Health officials cramming for possible H1N1 outbreak
Thursday Aug 06 2009
When you’re doing back-to-school shopping in the coming days, you may want to add another item to your list: hand sanitizer. Officials with the Centers for Disease Control are a ...
Another View: Flu scare brings unease, distrust to San Luis Potosi
Monday May 25 2009
Life at the epicenter of a possible flu pandemic has been hard on the nerves. I journeyed to San Luis Potosi, Mexico from Placer County this January to teach English. Things ...
Placer County costs add up for new flu response
Thursday May 14 2009
The new H1N1 flu virus has cost Placer County $116,000, but there’s the possibility that health officials could be sending the bill to the federal government. Dr. Richard Burton ...
No flu-based jail-visit restrictions in Placer County
Tuesday May 05 2009
Unlike the state prison system and some other California counties, Placer County Jail was allowing visitors Tuesday in the face of swine flu concerns. Capt. George Malim, jail com ...
A dozen more possible swine flu cases emerge in Placer County
Tuesday Apr 28 2009
Lab results for Placer County’s initial suspect case of human swine flu have come back negative but there’s little doubt among health officials that a positive test is just a m ...
Swine flu case probable in Placer County
Monday Apr 27 2009
Health officials believe the swine flu is probably in Placer County, with one case now being tested for the disease. Confirmation by the State Department of Public Health of a pro ...
Swine flu confirmed close to Placer County
Monday Apr 27 2009
Swine flu originating in Mexico is now in Placer County’s back yard, with a local teenager testing positive for the disease and his Fair Oaks school closed down Monday by Sacrame ...
Our View: More vigilance needed along flu super-highway
Thursday Mar 12 2009
It’s Friday the 13th. Hope you’re lucky enough to be reading this and not suffering from the flu. With a little wisdom, a smattering of diligence, and some good old-fashioned ...
Heads up: Time to get that flu shot
Thursday Oct 09 2008
It’s time to prepare for flu season and both Placer County Community Health and Raley’s offer residents the opportunity to get their flu vaccine. For the Oct. 16 drive-through ...
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