Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:18 AM EDT2013-05-21 10:18:45 GMT
Authorities said a 15-year-old girl may be facing charges after driving without a license and losing control of a car in a crash that left a 10-year-old girl dead Monday afternoon. The crash happened onMore >>
Authorities said a 15-year-old may be facing charges after driving without a license and losing control of a car in a crash that left a 10-year-old dead.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:48 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:48:15 GMT
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her four young daughters out of their home for days at a time.A witness told police that the four girls, ages 7, 5, 3 and 1, had been in the same dirtyMore >>
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her four young daughters out of their home for days at a time.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:38 GMT
A widespread power outage has affected a large portion of Ascension Parish. Small portions of neighboring parishes are also affected. As of 5:40 p.m., the Entergy website reported 20,981 homes andMore >>
A widespread power outage affected a large portion of Ascension Parish and part of EBR Parish Monday. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:16 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:16:08 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionMore >>
The tornado, with winds up to 200 mph, cut a 20-mile stretch as wide as two miles through the Oklahoma City metro area. The medical examiner's office reported 24 people died, including nine children. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
CAMPBELL COUNTY, KY (FOX19) -
A Campbell County man died from complications to the flu on Friday.
According to the Northern Kentucky Health Department, he had a number of underlying medical conditions. This is the first reported death from the virus in Northern Kentucky this season.
"The loss of someone to flu is a tragedy, and our thoughts go out to the individual's family," said Lynne M. Saddler, MD, MPH, District Director of Health. "We tend to forget just how serious influenza can be, particularly for those with other health problems. Flu can lead to serious complications and even death, as it did in this case."
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 16 children nationwide have died from the flu, through December 22nd. The CDC also estimates that 6.5% of all adult deaths were caused by flu or pneumonia during the week of December 22nd.
Over 550 cases of the flu have been reported in Northern Kentucky to date and the number of cases is trending upward in Ohio. " The CDC has been saying all along we're expecting a bad flu season and that's exactly what we're getting," said Mike Samet, Public Information Officer with the Hamilton County Public Health department. To prevent the flu from spreading "its always a good idea to sneeze or cough into your elbow so its not going into your hand where your touching surfaces or other people and get that vaccination," said Samet.
In order to prevent the spread of swine flu, the CDC has several recommendations:
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
Get a flu vaccine if you haven't done so already.
Flu vaccinations are available by at the Health Department's county health centers, in addition to most medical offices and pharmacies. CDC officials also encourage adults over age 65 to get a pneumonia vaccination.
In most cases, the flu can be treated at home with fever-reducing medication, sleep and plenty of liquids.
The CDC says there certain warning signs in children that need urgent medical attention, including:
Fast breathing or trouble breathing
Bluish skin color
Not drinking enough fluids
Not waking up or not interacting
Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough Fever with a rash
Scientists unveiled an unprecedented new look at our planet at night.More >>
Scientists unveiled an unprecedented new look at our planet at night. A global composite image, constructed using cloud-free night images from a new NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite, shows the glow of natural and human-built phenomena across the planet in greater detail than ever before.More >>