The Washington state Health Department says the state has had 34 lab-confirmed flu deaths so far this flu season — up 28 from last week.
The Alaska Airlines pilot who lost consciousness during a Seattle-bound flight Thursday night, prompting an emergency landing, was suffering from food poisoning or a stomach virus, an airline spokesman said Friday.
The state Department of Health says the flu is now widespread in Washington, meaning it is in more than half of communities. Previously it had been considered a regional problem.
A new study led by Vancouver’s Dr. Danuta Skowronski, an influenza expert at the B.C. Center for Disease Control has spotted a strange vaccine related phenomenon.