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One Flu Death Reported As Connecticut Flu Season Ramps Up

13 December 2017, 06:07 | Rex Hubbard

One Flu Death Reported As Connecticut Flu Season Ramps Up

One Flu Death Reported As Connecticut Flu Season Ramps Up

For a widespread declaration, Shelton said, at least half the districts in the commonwealth have to confirm the presence of flu through hospital emergency room records. She developed the flu and was treated with Tamiflu.

Between 2003 - 2013 H3N2 caused more deaths on average than other years.

Dallas County Health and Human Services report a three percent increase in positive flu tests between November 25 and December 2, the most recent week with reporting data. "Were only talking about one strand that is in the flu shot".

The first flu-related death has been confirmed in CT.

No. Some people do experience mild side effects from their flu shot - a low-grade fever and muscle aches aren't uncommon. The new recommendation is that everyone above 6 years of age get vaccinated to help the entire community not get sick. She encouraged those individuals with other medical problems to see a physician.

MSHA officials joined Shelton in urging people to get flu vaccines. "Every year, we see hospitalizations and deaths from the flu here in our region".

A young mum of two has died in Australia after contracting the virus as experts warn all eligible Brits to get a flu jab.

Getting the flu shot isn't just about protecting your health. The United States looks internationally to predict what our flu season will look like.

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The flu season is declared under-way once we have reached an above-average number of people with influenza symptoms (i.e. more than 2.2 percent of people).

Recombinant and cell-based platforms are two other vaccine technologies now available.

Richard Webby, PhD, is a member of the infectious disease department at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and one of a select group of scientists responsible for determining which flu vaccines will be put into circulation each year.

Twenty-three flu cases were reported to the Yakima Health District in the last week alone. "We do know the flu shot is very safe and is the best protection we have against influenza".

"Using data from Australia, we don't know that's going to necessarily translate to America, or even Michigan", Jayakar said."It's important that everyone gets their flu shot to reduce the chance of them getting sick, and even if they do get sick, they won't get as sick".

"They have a less tropical climate, one that's more like ours", Patel said in a news release.

"They can go, here at the health department", said Roberts. "That is absolutely false". Instead, the flu vaccine acts by allowing your immune system to create the ability to fight the flu in case you are exposed.

Flu can cause a sore throat, coughing and a raised temperature What are the symptoms of flu? This will also prevent you from infecting other people.

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