flu

Doctors say touch of the sniffles in summer not uncommon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...