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Stop the flu before it stops you

Stop the flu before it stops you”

Anyone can get the flu, but some may greater risks. Also, those who get the shot and contract influenza A (H3N2) will likely recover faster than those who don't get vaccinated. Some of these complications are very serious and can lead to death. Thus, adults 75 or older living in sub-Saharan African countries had the highest rates of flu-associated death. Earlier the experts said that the flu-related diseases claim around 250 to 500 thousand lives each year, but now the same experts state that the number of deaths caused by respiratory ailments is actually around 650,000.

"We're seeing a pretty steep increase in influenza activity across the U.S. but especially in the south", co-author Brendan Flannery, an epidemiologist in the CDC's flu division, told CNN.

"We anticipate seeing influenza circulating for at least the next two or three months".

The county reminds its residents there is no live virus in flu shots and the vaccine can not cause the flu. The infection is widespread in NY, the state's health department warned. There have so far been no reports of pediatric deaths from influenza.

Flannery explained that the journal article looked at Australia's most recent flu season and highlights the low vaccine effectiveness against one type of influenza: the H3N2 strain predominating in the USA today.

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Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Centers reported a significant increase in the number of diagnosed influenza cases this flu season. At this same time a year ago, there were not any.

There have also been 612 influenza-related hospitalizations reported in the state. "That week, positive tests were dispersed across all age groups, according to a spokesperson, with 51 persons being admitted and 25 vaccinated".

Howard Zucker says everyone over 6 months old is encouraged to get a flu shot as soon as possible. If these trends continue, the state could see even more during the 2017-2018 season. According to health officials, the problem is the flu virus is constantly changing. Don't let the flu stop you from enjoying the holidays.

Getting your flu shot can also contribute to "herd immunity" - less cases of the flu overall means more protection for the most vulnerable people in the population: the elderly, children, and individuals with certain allergies who can't get the vaccine.



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