Ballad Health: 2 more flu deaths in last week

First flu-related death of a child confirmed in Harris County

AstraZeneca Plc (AZN.L) (AZN.N) said on Wednesday an advisory committee of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended the use of its FluMist Quadrivalent vaccine in the upcoming flu season, reversing its earlier position.

The study found that babies whose moms received the Tdap or flu vaccine, or both, during pregnancy had no increased risk of hospitalization or death in their first 6 months of life compared to babies whose moms didn't get the vaccines.

The Department of Health recommends New Mexicans talk with their healthcare provider or pharmacist about getting the flu vaccine.

Health professionals also say if you're sick stay home until your symptoms are completely gone to avoid spreading them in the workplace or school.

Flu activity in Pennsylvania decreased again last week, hinting that the season may finally be leveling off.

Pearl High School student arrested over bogus threat
They declined to identify all of the schools because none of the threats were valid, and to do so could spark unnecessary fear. Police in Nicholasville, Kentucky, arrested two people on Sunday in connection with threats against Jessamine County Schools.

Japanese 'Super Dad' Wins Custody of 13 Surrogate-Born Babies
Police told AFP that he had paid the Thai surrogate mothers between $9,300 and $12,500 each. Shigeta was identified as the father.

Plane crashes in Iran's Zagros Mountains with 65 on board
The Aseman Airlines plane was flying from Tehran to the southwestern city of Yasuj when it disappeared 50 minutes into the flight. Decades of global sanctions have left Iran with an aging commercial airline fleet, and accidents have increased in recent years.

The last week reported is for February 4, 2018, through February 10, 2018. The vaccine efficacy estimates for Influenza A (H3N2) are 25 percent; for Influenza A (H1N1) are 67 percent; and for Influenza B the rates are 42 percent.

HHD is offering flu shots at its health centers to people in high-risk groups on a sliding scale basis ranging from free to $15.

Get vaccinated. The best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu is to get an annual flu shot, and the flu vaccination is recommended for everyone 6 months and older.

In California, there have been 185 deaths of people 65 and younger, according to the latest update from the California Department of Public Health.

20, eight children and one pregnant woman were reported to have died as a result of the flu in the state of Tennessee.

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