Michigan Child Dies From Flu; First In State This Season

Michigan Child Dies From Flu; First In State This Season

Michigan Child Dies From Flu; First In State This Season

The Casper Star-Tribune reports 18 of the 27 flu-related deaths in Wyoming last season were people over 65, though one child was among those who died.

Erie County's 2018-19 flu season continued its slow start last week.

When you get a flu shot you're not only protecting yourself, but also everybody you come into contact with, Redfield said.

The first pediatric flu death has been confirmed in MI for this winter season (2018-2019).

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported Influenza activity in the United States is increasing, as of December 15, 2018.

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She says "We still encourage people even when you get the vaccine, to practice your hand washing skills, to cough and sneeze into a tissue or into your sleeve and to stay home if you're sick". Last year, which was a severe flu season, about 50 percent of those who were vaccinated did get the flu.

This is the sixth flu-related death in the state for this season.

So far this year, about 45 percent of adults and 46 percent of children have been vaccinated, he said.

There is still plenty of flu vaccine available. Drugs anti-flu (antiviral drugs), existing in warehouses in medical institutions, are used only on prescription, in accordance with national clinical protocols.Campaign on immunization against influenza began in October of this year, when the Ministry of health purchased and distributed to public health institutions 30 thousand doses of flu vaccine. The vaccine is particularly effective against this strain.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, last year's flu season was estimated to be the deadliest since the 2009 H1N1 pandemic.

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