The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advised that influenza (flu) activity in the USA has increased significantly over recent weeks with influenza A (H3N2) viruses predominating so far this season.
“No indications. No warnings”. High dose injectable vaccine will also be available for those ages 65 and over. Their families said they were healthy until the sudden illness struck. The faulty protection of the vaccine has allowed the contagious virus to spread more easily.
Arkansas health officials say another two dozen people have died from the flu, pushing the number of deaths this season to 94. And with 2,300 flu-related deaths in Texas so far, it’s not worth ignoring.
How does the flu lead to death?
Whether those deaths have been a result of the virus is yet to be determined. Across the country, there have been news reports of flu outbreaks causing school closures of a day or more.
Particularly hard hit have been children and people in their 50s and early 60s. It occurs when the body overreacts to an infection.
The prohibition on young visitors at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Onancock is to protect their health as well as that of already-vulnerable patients, and will be lifted once the threat of transmitting influenza has decreased, according to the release.
“There are many older Arkansans who have risk factors”. We’re not able to get patients pulled back to the room as quickly as we normally do, so we just had to make arrangements in regards to our flow.
“The flu vaccine is a very safe vaccine that saves lives”, Bocchini said.
Nationwide, the flu season has taken an especially severe toll on children, with at least 37 dead.
Gonzalez says after getting the flu shot it is normal to feel a little soreness on the side of the injection.
If your child is 5 years and older without long-term health problems and gets flu symptoms, including a fever and/or cough, consult your doctor as needed.
An annual vaccine can help prevent the flu and limit its complications.
Wash your hands frequently, and cover your cough. “We’re still in the middle of the flu season, so we don’t want to say it’s over until it’s over”.
The unsafe spread of the flu virus has school officials taking action and parents on alert.