The bug known as 2019-nCoV has killed over 1,000 people and spread to over 25 countries and territories.
The death of Najee Jackson Jr. is coming under scrutiny after posts made by the mother in an anti-vaccine Facebook group indicate he was prescribed Tamiflu but the family chose natural "remedies" instead.
And why does it feel so much worse than a cold?
This season, medics have been struck by the predominance of a different strain of flu that can be particularly damaging to children—influenza B.
Each year, millions of children catch the flu in the U.S.
The flu virus is highly changeable, which is why a shot from one year won't work the next.
Over a quarter of the students at Minnesota's West Middle School were out sick Monday, during what some have called an "atypical" flu season for the state.
The vaccine is the "first and most important step in protecting against influenza and its potentially serious complications," according to the CDC.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus held a press conference Tuesday calling for flu shots to be provided for detained migrants, after a 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died of the flu while being held by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Some Cowboys players are getting past the flu, some are in the beginning stages and quarterback Dak Prescott is taking preventative medications.
A survey of 2,800 office employees reveals that 90 percent have gone to work sick at least once, with millennials the most likely to never miss a work day because of illness.
Difficulty in nailing down the predominant strains this year led Sanofi Pasteur to delay production of its flu vaccine by a month.
Even a rise in temperature of a degree or two can can increase the number of one particular type of "flesh-eating" bacteria in ocean water, an expert told "Newsweek".
Scientists have so far struggled to find ways of killing the bacteria which cause measles and the flu in the air before they enter our bodies.
The flu is easy to give to others and some people stay contagious for more than a week.
The highly contagious virus has continued to spread.
Public health officials said the flu variant can be treated the same way as typical flu season strains.
Scientists believe men create more of a protein called amphiregulin which helps with healing.
The so-called "Spanish flu" of 1918 is thought to have killed between 50 and 100 million people around the world.
Although the flu is common, sometimes it can be life-changing.
"He joined the fire department just to give back to everybody. That's the type of heart he has."