First CT flu death of the season confirmed

First CT flu death of the season confirmed

Experts have known for years that the success of a flu vaccine greatly lies with the manufacturer's ability to accurately predict which virus strain will spread the incoming flu season. "The flu shot is your best defense against getting the flu and that remains to be the case".

Flu cases are on the rise in Grey-Bruce, but so far public health says no outbreaks have been reported at long-term care or health facilities. Last flu season, one death was reported in Imperial County.

With fears an outbreak of the H3N2 "Aussie flu" strain could hit the United Kingdom swirling around recently here's everything you need to know.

Those most at risk are young children, older adults and people with compromised immune systems. "It can even lead to death in some cases".

The flu vaccine may not be 100% effective for everyone. Thank you for protecting my loved ones and yours by getting the flu shot! To access the list, go to www.yakimacounty.us/275/Health-District, hover over or click the "Your Health" dropdown menu and select "Flu Shot Locations".

"That's a safety thing for both yourself and for the public", she said.

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He is also the Director of the World Health Organization's Collaborating Center on the Ecology of Influenza in Animals and Birds that focuses on understanding influenza and improving vaccines to combat the virus.

Flu season started early this year and is gaining steam.

There have been 1,143 confirmed cases in the state this flu season, according to a report from the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Symptoms of flu can include headache, chills and cough, followed rapidly by fever, loss of appetite, muscle aches, fatigue, runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes and throat irritation. However, this year the Southern Hemisphere has been a mixed bag, which means we can't say with certainty what's going to happen in the United States.

Smith says this year's vaccine protects against two A viruses including H1N1 and H3N2 as well as two different types of B viruses. Sanofi, through its recent acquisition of Protein Sciences, markets the Flublok family, the only recombinant-based flu shots approved in the U.S. Seqirus' Flucelvax is also the only FDA-approved cell-based flu vaccine.

Shelton noted flu and ILI seem especially prevalent in Northern Virginia now, but she and MSHA officials urged everyone to protect themselves and their loved ones by getting a flu vaccine and using common-sense preventative measures such as hand washing and covering coughs.

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