News and updates about Flu

Spain: "Omicron is just like the flu"

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez is amongst the first European leaders to push for treating Omicron like the seasonal flu.

Spain: "Omicron is just like the flu"

Nearly 900 children hospitalized with flu since start of winter

Most flu cases are Type A, included in this year's flu vaccine.

Nearly 900 children hospitalized with flu since start of winter

New mother diagnosed with COVID plus flu

Mother & baby discharged from hospital in good condition. Meanwhile, cases of both illnesses increasing.

New mother diagnosed with COVID plus flu

Flu vaccine may be less effective due to new strain

Nearly 2,000 influenza patients hospitalized since start of season, including 605 children, report says.

Flu vaccine may be less effective due to new strain

Condition of girl hospitalized with flu improves

Eight-year-old girl hospitalized with flu is weaned off respirator, doctor praises family's quick thinking.

Condition of girl hospitalized with flu improves

31-year-old dies from flu shortly after giving birth

Woman hospitalized over flu complications suffers fatal deterioration shortly after giving birth.

31-year-old dies from flu shortly after giving birth

Six-year-old who died in sleep passed away from 'flu complications

Yosef Na'im, the 6-year-old who died mysteriously in his sleep, may have died of influenza, not coronavirus, report says.

Six-year-old who died in sleep passed away from 'flu

Expert: It is important to get vaccinated against the flu as well

Prof. Nadav Davidovitch of Ben Gurion University: There is no problem with getting both COVID-19 and flu vaccine together.

Expert: Important to get vaccinated against the flu as well

Study: Flu shot helps against COVID

New study finds patients who received flu vaccine 40% less likely to be hospitalized after contracting COVID.

Study: Flu shot helps against COVID

Moderna developing single-dose COVID-19 and flu vaccine

Moderna says it is developing a single vaccine that combines a booster dose against COVID-19 and the flu.

Moderna developing single-dose COVID-19 and flu vaccine

Israel throws out 1.5 million flu vaccines due to lack of demand

Four million doses of vaccine, 1.5 million of them tossed - and not a single instance of flu identified in labs.

Israel throws out 1.5 million flu vaccines

Winter 2021: Flu not yet identified in Israel

Estimates attribute low morbidity from respiratory infections to decreased international travel, mask-wearing and social distancing.

Winter 2021: Flu not yet identified in Israel

Trump: '37,000 Americans died of flu, nothing shut down'

US President: Tens of thousands of Americans die of flu each year and 'nothing shut down'. COVID-19 less deadly: '22 deaths, think about it'

Trump: '37,000 Americans died of flu, nothing shut down'player

Health Ministry: Number of flu cases drops significantly

New Health Ministry report shows number of new flu cases has dropped, but hospital wards are still overfull.

Number of flu cases drops significantly

Healthy 40-year-old woman dies of flu complications in Haifa

Woman with no preexisting conditions dies of flu complications, bringing total number of flu-related deaths to 40.

Woman, 40, dies of flu in Haifa

'Are vaccines dangerous? The flu is much more so'

Interview: Hadassah's Prof. Alon Hershko answers questions on why this year's flu is so dangerous, what we can expect, & how to save lives.

'Are vaccines dangerous? The flu is much more so'player

Man and pregnant woman unconscious and in serious condition due to flu complications

Pregnant woman, 38, and 57-year-old man unconscious and on respirators after suffering complications of influenza.

Two people in serious condition due to flu complications

Woman, 54, dies after suffering complications of influenza

Woman dies after flu leads to serious complications, bringing number of flu deaths to 18.

Woman dies of flu complications

40-year-old dies of the flu in central Israel

Unvaccinated 40-year-old man dies at Sheba Tel HaShomer hospital after getting the flu. 9-year-old girl in serious condition in Ashdod.

40-year-old dies of the flu in central Israel

Israeli singer cancels show due to swine flu

Shiri Maimon apologizes to fans for cancellation, says she 'doesn't wish this nightmare on anyone.'

Israeli singer cancels show due to swine flu

Shaarei Zedek: 19-year-old dies of 'probable flu complication'

19-year-old dies at Shaarei Tzedek Hospital, 'probably as result of flu complication.'

Shaarei Zedek: 19-year-old dies of 'probable flu complication'

Entire family hospitalized after contracting the flu

Family of three placed in separate hospitals after contracting influenza.

Entire family hospitalized after contracting the flu

Flu alert: 'Israel is in for a tough winter'

Flu season expected to hit earlier than average, while vaccinations fail to include most common strain.

Flu alert: 'Israel is in for a tough winter'

Rabbi’s death from flu in Uman has community in panic

Haredi rabbi from Israel living in Ukraine dies of flu virus, sparking panic in local Breslev Hasidic community.

Rabbi’s death from flu in Uman has community in panic

Rivlin to receive antibiotic treatment

President Rivlin, who is suffering from a mild flu, will maintain a more controlled schedule to allow him the required respite.

Rivlin to receive antibiotic treatment

15-year-old girl dies from flu

Eilat teenager dies suddenly after contracting flu virus.

15-year-old girl dies from flu

7-year old girl dies from flu

Resident of Elad passes away one week after collapsing.

7-year old girl dies from flu

New Israeli vaccine protects against the flu

Israeli company Biondvax has come up with a new vaccine to heighten immunity against the most common of all viruses - the flu.

New Israeli vaccine protects against the fluplayer

Rabbi Kanievsky admitted to hospital with the flu

Following an illness that continued throughout the weekend, Rav Kanievsky was admitted to hospital and was diagnosed with the flu.

Rabbi Kanievsky is admitted to hospital with the flu

Health Ministry: Vaccinate against swine flu

13 Israelis now infected with the virus, placing strain on national hospitals.

Health Ministry urges public to vaccinate against swine flu

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.

Flu Pandemic 'Violent, But Not Deadlier'

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.

Hospitals Report Beds Filled with Flu Patients

Hospitals, MDA Overloaded

Flu and other winter ailments causing overload. MDA places more ambulances on call.

Hospitals, MDA Overloaded

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.

Israeli Flu Season Arrives, 2 Cases Reported

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.

CDC Report: Swine Flu is Back

Health Min: After the Holidays, 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.

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

Expert: Get Your Flu Shot Now!

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.

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

Physicists’ War against the Flu

Move over, physicians. Three Hebrew U. and US physicists may have the solution to the flu: Selective inoculation based on quantum mechanics theory.

Can Quantum Mechanics Conquer the Common Cold?

Why Don't People Get Flu Shots?

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.

Knesset Probes Poor Response to Flu Shot Campaign

Swine Flu Strikes PA

The first case of swine flu to be diagnosed in the Palestinian Authority has struck a four-year-old child living in Bethlehem.

Swine Flu Strikes Palestinian Authority