Flu activity reaches new seasonal high — CDC

Patient receiving hospital care

Patient receiving hospital care

Last year's final figures for the whole flu season of 2017-18 showed that the vaccine was only 15% effective among all age groups.

One major shift that's occurred is in the viruses that are circulating.

"We're considered very widespread right now", Amsberry said. "There's still a lot of flu to come". The flu vaccine will be fully effective after two weeks, and, Roberts said, it will not cause any illness itself. According to Brammer, this vaccine is 62 percent effective against H1N1 and 44 percent effective against H3N2.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children six6 months and older should get a flu shot.

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement that there is still time to get vaccinated.

As of Week 6 this year, 14 people in Missouri had died from the flu, according to the DHSS website.

The ILI rate hit 5.1%, up from 4.8% reported in the previous week.

This is the first pediatric death involving a CT child during this flu season.

Kylie Jenner dumps Jordyn Woods, gets a new best friend
"Diamonds are Kylie's best friend not Jordyn". "She as recently as this weekend heard that he was being inappropriate". Kylie Jenner and Jordyn Woods' friendship is reportedly on the rocks following cheating allegations.

The number of Albertans known to have died from the flu this year is at 28, up from 20 about one month ago. "He had a lot to say and now it's just quiet", Campbell's aunt, Jessica Solis, told NBC.

Dr Nick Scriven, the president of the Society for Acute Medicine, urged anyone who requires vaccination but has not yet had it to get vaccinated. "Only two of these cases (17 percent) had evidence of current flu vaccination". Flu season typically lasts through the middle of the spring. The severity of the season is simply a comparison between seasons. "That's still the best protection against flu", Young said.

Senior author Dave Gilbertson of the Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation in Minnesota and colleagues suspected that patterns of deaths in these patients might be linked at least to some extent with seasonal fluctuations in flu-like illnesses. Officials from the Connecticut State Health Department announced this week that the flu is spreading rapidly throughout the state, with some hospitals reportedly limiting visitation to prevent the spread of the virus. Three deaths were people between 25 and 49 years old.

If more people were vaccinated, the number of deaths and hospitalizations could be drastically reduced, she noted. Getting vaccinated later, however, can still be beneficial and vaccination should continue to be offered throughout the flu season, even into January or later.

Other nearby public schools that closed recently due to the flu includes those in Johnson County, TN and Washington County, TN.

As of February 16, flu is widespread in 48 states, and 30 states are experiencing high levels of the disease. New York City and 30 states experienced high levels of flu-like activity, while just three - Minnesota, New Hampshire and OH - experienced minimal levels. "If you are sick, don't go to work", she advised.

For more on the flu, visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Recommended News

  • Rangers trade Mats Zuccarello to Dallas for two draft picks

    Rangers trade Mats Zuccarello to Dallas for two draft picks

    The Dallas Stars have acquired forward Mats Zuccarello from the New York Rangers to bolster their push for a playoff spot. The rebuild is officially on for the Rangers, who now sit 10 points shy of a wild card spot in the Eastern Conference.
    David de Gea refuses to downplay importance of Liverpool clash

    David de Gea refuses to downplay importance of Liverpool clash

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned Manchester United they must not go years without winning the Premier League title like Liverpool . Manchester United: The win over Chelsea was a great bounce-back following the loss to PSG in the Champions League .
    Bitcoin (BTC) risen $25.19 during a day

    Bitcoin (BTC) risen $25.19 during a day

    Investors can then use their newly-acquired Ethereum or Bitcoin to purchase Dynamic using one of the exchanges listed above. First Bitcoin Capital's official Twitter account is @first_bitcoin and its Facebook page is accessible here.
  • Black Panther Song

    Black Panther Song "All the Stars" Won't Be Performed at Oscars

    The 37-year-old will perform her nominated track " I'll Fight " for the Best Original Song category from documentary "RGB". The song will also not be performed by another act, according to the trade.

    Eddie Hearn expects Anthony Joshua-Oleksandr Usyk fight in 2020

    Joshua's next assignment is a United States debut against Jarrell Miller at Madison Square Garden on June 1. Months later Usyk, already a WBSS victor , beat Tony Bellew. "I know that Sergey respects that and so do I.
    Brendan Gallagher scores first career hat trick, Canadiens beat Flyers

    Brendan Gallagher scores first career hat trick, Canadiens beat Flyers

    Gallagher completed his hat trick 2:56 into the second period with a backhanded shot into the top corner. Game notes UFC legend Georges St-Pierre was honored at the Bell Centre after announcing his retirement.
  • 'I've been smoking some pot'

    'I've been smoking some pot'

    He was asked about what he's been up to lately and volunteered that he's been smoking some pot. But anyway, I'm doing that and I'm having a pretty good time. "So I'm enjoying that".
    Narendra Modi launches PM-Kisan scheme, 12 crore farmers will be benefited

    Narendra Modi launches PM-Kisan scheme, 12 crore farmers will be benefited

    The ministry in its statement did not mention the number of farmers who will get their first instalment of Rs 2,000 on Sunday. PM Narendra Modi today rolled out Rs 75,000 crore KISAN income scheme for farmers from Gorakhpur .
    US President Donald Trump, Holmes & Watson take Razzies

    US President Donald Trump, Holmes & Watson take Razzies

    Her Oscar nomination is for her leading role in " Can You Ever Forgive Me ", based on Lee Israel's life as a celebrity forger. US President Donald Trump has won some new accolades, although he may not end up tweeting about them.
  • McIlroy Makes Superb Start In Mexico

    McIlroy Makes Superb Start In Mexico

    Tiger Woods , the victor of 18 WGC titles from 1999 to 2013, registered a level-par 71. "The one branch it could not hit, it hit", he said. "Hit both of them dead off the toe".
    Dan Evans beats John Isner to reach Delray Beach final

    Dan Evans beats John Isner to reach Delray Beach final

    I just sort of did a walkabout. "I'm moving well, I'm playing pretty good, so I think I'm hard to play". His last tour final was the 2017 Apia International Sydney when he lost to Luxembourg's Gilles Muller .
    Reserve Bank releases a new $20 note

    Reserve Bank releases a new $20 note

    The new look, like the old note, features portraits of successful businesswoman Mary Reibey and pioneer Reverend John Flynn . THERE are big changes coming to our $20 notes - including clever features which will make it a counterfeiter's nightmare.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.