State DPH: Flu-related illnesses on the uptick

State DPH: Flu-related illnesses on the uptick

"Getting the flu is an bad experience".

Other meningitis deaths were noted at the Damango Senior High School in the Northern Region from meningitis, and the Bawku Secondary Technical School.

Each year in New York City alone, more than 2,000 New Yorkers die of seasonal influenza and pneumonia, which can often develop as a complication of the flu, according to the city.

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"We have some evidence that the vaccination protects the woman from influenza herself, and it can protect the infant in the six months of life from getting influenza before we are able to vaccinate the infant", Flannery said. Australia's flu season runs from April through October.

Influenza-like illnesses remain elevated in MA, similar to other areas of the country, according to the state's Department of Health report for the week of December 8. Additionally, studies show that the influenza vaccine can make the illness milder in certain cases where an individual was vaccinated but still contracted influenza.

While there have been reports that the current vaccine is only 10 percent effective, the Centers for Disease Control said that is an Australian interim estimate of the vaccine's benefit against one flu virus, the H3N2 virus.

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"Weekly case totals for the past three weeks have increased from 35 to 62 to 96", Khan said. Its clinical staff has diagnosed 236 influenza visits compared to 147 this time past year. Investigators calculated the annual number of seasonal influenza-related deaths for those 33 countries. "That week, positive tests were dispersed across all age groups, according to a spokesperson, with 51 persons being admitted and 25 vaccinated".

Highest estimated numbers of deaths in the western Pacific and Southeast Asia reflect large populations and are both thought to play key roles in global flu virus circulation, she said. If these trends continue, the state could see even more during the 2017-2018 season.

"The flu vaccine really was meant to stop serious illness and death", said Patricia Quinlisk, Medical Director and State Epidemiologist at Iowa Department of Public Health. "So, you might as well get it and it will protect you to some extent and will cause you to protect your family and the people around you, because you won't be getting ill with the flu and spreading it".

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"We still have flu vaccine available, so if you haven't already, now is the time to get your flu vaccination".

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