Flu Hits the Staff at Medford Hospitals

MEDFORD, Ore. – Health officials have warned that 2014 is shaping up to be a severe flu season. And with more people ending up in the hospital, the people who treat them are coming down sick as well, and it’s causing a strain in local emergency rooms. At Providence Medford Medical Center, the emergency room … Continue reading »

Flu Season Peaking in Southern Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. – The number of flu cases has been on the rise in Oregon, and it has similarities to a severe strain from four years ago. Doctors are recommending people get vaccinated to avoid getting sick. Dr. Jim Shames of Jackson County Health said the predominant strain in this year’s flu is H1N1, which … Continue reading »

Flu Season Low This Year

By Yessenia Anderson MEDFORD, Ore. — Health officials are closing the book on the flu season; it’s being called a record setting year. The record was for how few people got sick. Here at the Jackson County Health Department officials say the extremely small number of flu cases reported nationally are similar to what they … Continue reading »