East Texas schools see effects of flu season

East Texas schools see effects of flu season

East Texas schools see effects of flu season

In fact, the cumulative number of influenza A detection in particular this season is higher compared to the previous seven seasons.

"We're seeing a pretty steep increase in influenza activity across the U.S. but especially in the south", co-author Brendan Flannery, an epidemiologist in the CDC's flu division, told CNN. Shots are available through area health care providers and most pharmacies. The other two states seeing high influenza volumes are MS and Louisiana.

Australia has seen record-high numbers of flu cases and an increase in the number of severe cases, the journal reported. The case rate for Georgetown County was 32 per 100,000, while Florence County had 31.

"We ask that individuals not come to the hospital to visit patients if they have any cold or flu-like symptoms including cough, sore throat, headache and/or fever".

According to World Health Organization, previous global estimates of death resulting from such respiratory diseases from the flu sat between 250,000 and 500,000, but now new figures show that has jumped to 290,000 to 650,000.

A flu vaccine in a typical year is between 40 and 60 percent effective.

To fight the flu, the CDC and local health department recommends getting a flu vaccine, taking everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs and taking flu antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them.

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Another CDC report published December 8 revealed that cases of the flu are higher than usual this year.

The prevalence of the flu prompted the face mask rule, which first went into effect during the 2013-14 influenza season.

The county says flu vaccinations are recommended for anyone six months or older unless otherwise directed by a physician. As of November 25, a total of 142 people tested positive for the flu, up from 96 the week before, according tto the state Department of Public Health.

USA officials are predicting an especially challenging 2017/2018 flu season, which is just getting underway in the northern hemisphere.

"Drive through and get your flu shot in minutes at the Pavilion at the National Sports Centre, 65 Roberts Avenue".

The new figures of 290,000 - 650,000 deaths are based on recent data from more diverse countries and exclude deaths from non-respiratory diseases.

In a study conducted in 2016, it showed that people 50 years of age and older who received the flu shot reduced their risk of getting hospitalized due to influenza by 57 percent.

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