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Health Ministry urges public to vaccinate against swine flu

13 Israelis now infected with the virus, placing strain on national hospitals.Tova Dvorin, 12/25/2015, 10:06 AM

Flu Pandemic 'Violent, But Not Deadlier'

Medical professionals call on public to be vaccinated as patients begin to flood hospitals with complications from flu-like virus.Tova Dvorin, 2/28/2014, 9:04 AM

Hospitals Report Beds Filled with Flu Patients

Hospitals along the northern coast report their beds are starting to be filled with patients suffering with influenza.Chana Ya'ar, 1/28/2013, 3:10 PM

Hospitals, MDA Overloaded

Flu and other winter ailments causing overload. MDA places more ambulances on call.Gil Ronen, 1/27/2013, 8:42 PM

Israeli Flu Season Arrives, 2 Cases Reported

Despite mild weather most days, and even people still on the beach, autumn is here and winter approaches. Flu season has arrived.Chana Ya'ar, 11/7/2012, 2:39 PM

CDC Report: Swine Flu is Back

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that swine flu is back, with 12 cases reported by Friday.Chana Ya'ar, 12/25/2011, 1:14 PM

Health Ministry: Over 6 Months Old? Go Get a Flu Shot

It's that time of year again; the Health Ministry has issued a recommendation that everyone over 6 months old should get a flu shot.Chana Ya'ar, 9/14/2011, 1:24 PM

Expert: Flu Still Dangerous, Even in an 'Off' Year

This year's flu is mild, compared to last year's H1N1 pandemic - but that doesn't mean that the current risk is any smaller, says a top expert.David Lev, 1/9/2011, 9:00 AM

Can Quantum Mechanics Conquer the Common Cold?

Move over, physicians. Three Hebrew U. and US physicists may have the solution to the flu: Selective inoculation based on quantum mechanics theory.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/3/2011, 3:47 PM

Knesset Probes Poor Response to Flu Shot Campaign

Deputy Health Minister Litzman set a personal example Monday and received a flu shot, while the Knesset asked why the public isn't doing the same.Chana Ya'ar, 11/29/2010, 10:11 PM

Swine Flu Strikes Palestinian Authority

The first case of swine flu to be diagnosed in the Palestinian Authority has struck a four-year-old child living in Bethlehem.Hana Levi Julian, 6/11/2009, 1:25 PM

Egyptian Airport Follows Israeli Lead, Screens for Swine Flu

Egyptian officials are following Israel's lead and now screen incoming travelers for symptoms of the swine flu as they disembark at Cairo Airport.Hana Levi Julian, 6/10/2009, 11:56 PM