February 22, 2018

This year's flu vaccine is only 10 percent effective

01 December 2017, 06:34 | Kara Nash

It's peak flu season: Here's what you need to know

2 more flu deaths in North Carolina raise death toll to 5

The SRHD said the man was in his 60s.

"Flu can be a deadly illness that needs to be addressed", said Lutz. Bob Lutz, Spokane Regional Health District's health officer.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say you should be vigilant with washing your hands, avoid touching your eyes and mouth, get plenty of sleep and eat healthy to help give your immune system a boost.

Flu season is here, and so are the latest numbers from the Washington State Health Department.

The numbers in Oklahoma are already worse than past year.

At last check there has been only one lab confirmed flu death in Washington this season. It typically takes two weeks for the shot to kick in.

Flu shots are available at numerous locations throughout Spokane County, including health care provider offices, local pharmacies and grocery stores.

Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses.

Steep hike in metro fare will kill Delhi Metro, says Kejriwal
The latest data on Metro ridership has been obtained by news agency PTI through a right to information (RTI) query. DMRC effected the fare hike on 10 October, leading to a rise of around Rs 10 for almost every distance slab.

Quadrivalent vaccine These flu vaccines protect against four strains of influenza-two strains of influenza A and two strains of influenza B. Including a second strain of influenza B provides broader protection.

The annual flu vaccine development process begins several months before each flu season.

Chances for a free flu shot are coming to the Springfield community. Intradermal shots have shorter needles that penetrate just skin, rather than traditional intramuscular shots.

Meanwhile, researchers are working on a universal flu vaccine.

"We are concerned we might have a bad flu season here as well", said Dr. Mohamed Rahman, a cardiologist at Wilson N. Jones hospital. By giving people choices, we remove some of the barriers that prevent vaccination.

While the most hospitalizations have occurred in Tulsa and Oklahoma Counties, the only deaths happened in McLain and Johnston Counties.

The same formula of the flu shot used in that part of the world is the one that is being circulated here in the United States, too, prompting doctors to fear that we will see a spike in the number of cases this year.

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