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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

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

8-year-old in serious condition from the flu

Young girl suffers severe breathing difficulties, requires resuscitation due to complications from the flu.

8-year-old in serious condition from the flu

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

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

Experts ask if COVID has killed off flu as cases nosedive by 98% globally

Daily Mail reports 'surveillance' data collected by WHO shows how flu cases plummeted globally.

Experts ask if COVID has killed off flu as cases nosedive by 98%

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

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

Health Ministry report shows flu season worse than previous years

Current flu season is worse than previous years'. And how many patients received the 'flu shot' and were hospitalized anyway?

Report: Flu season worse than previous years

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

Baby girl, 1.5 years old, dies of influenza complications at central Israeli hospital

Baby dies of flu complications, bringing the number of dead to 11 in six weeks.

Baby dies of flu in central Israel

'Swine flu' most common strain this year

Hospital wards are over 100% full, and morbidity from flu continues to rise, medical association warns.

'Swine flu' most common strain this year

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 shots arrive in Israel

Health Ministry announces flu vaccines' arrival in Israel, after two people contract H1N1.

Flu shots arrive in Israel

Flu vaccines will only be available in November

Global delay to cause flu vaccines to reach Israel only in November, report says.

Flu vaccines will only be available in November

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'

Health Minister receives flu shot

Health Minister Litzman and Health Ministry Director General Bar Siman Tov receive influenza vaccinations at Jerusalem school.

Health Minister receives flu shot

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'

Jewish ‘Burka Family’ Missing After Baby Dies

The hareidi-religious Eida Hareidit organization has joined a search for a hareidi-religious Jerusalem family missing after the baby died.

Jewish ‘Burka Family’ Missing in Israel After Baby's Death

Hospitals Struggle to Cope w/ Swine Flu in Israel

Two more people were admitted Thursday to a hospital in Israel due to the H1N1 virus, also known as “swine flu.” Two people have died.

Hospitals Struggle to Cope with Rising Swine Flu in Israel

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

Toddler Dies of Swine Flu in Israel

The first death this season from influenza virus has occurred at a hospital in Petah Tikvah.

Toddler Dies of Swine Flu in Israel

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