WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY & WINTER STORM WARNING

SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH EARLY MONDAY

 A strong storm will be crossing the Ohio Valley Sunday, bringing snow to West Michigan, with some areas perhaps seeing as much as 10-14" of accumulation. Snowfall will be heaviest south as opposed to north, so near/south of I-94 is where the highest accumulations are expected... 10-14" possible. However, Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Ottawa, and Kent could see anywhere from 6-10". Additionally, gusty winds will be blowing the snow quite a bit, causing drifting on roads along with poor visibility. Travel is discouraged from late Saturday night through Sunday night.

The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER STORM WARNING for the following counties in West Michigan, effective until 6 am Monday: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, Kent, Ionia, Ottawa, Van Buren,  St.Joseph, Branch, and Hillsdale. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Muskegon, Newaygo, Mecosta, and Montcalm  until 6 am Monday.

Stay with Newschannel 3 and wwmt.com for the latest updates.

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CDC claims anti-viral medication help with flu

Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013 |
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(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A new study out Monday morning shows anti-viral medications can help save lives, especially children stricken with the flu.

The CDC reports using medications like Tamiflu or Relenza can save the lives of children in intensive care units, yet the drugs are being used less frequently than they once were.

Researchers studied nearly 800 California children who had H1-N1 during the 2009 global flu pandemic.

It found six percent of the patients treated with the meds died, compared to eight percent of the untreated patients.

Since then the CDC has recommended prompt treatment with antivirals for all hospitalized patients with suspected or confirmed influenza.    

The authors found that just 63 percent received them in the two-year period after the pandemic.




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