First 2 flu-related deaths of season in Washoe County

08 December, 2017, 01:28 | Author: Garry Little
  • A pharmacist at the Wal Greens on Wilson Street in Brewer prepares to inject a patient with the flu vaccine

Flu activity is listed as widespread in four states: Massachusetts, Georgia, Louisiana and Oklahoma.

The report stated that Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts and Oklahoma have reported widespread activity during the week ending November 25.

"We recommend that for everyone 6 months and older, if you haven't received your vaccine yet, now is the time to get it", said Shannon Stokley, an associate director for science in the immunization services division at the CDC. Common concerns focus on efficacy of the vaccine and side effects. As health officials rushed to contain the outbreak, the CDC admitted that the 2014 flu vaccine did not protect well against H3N2 - it had just seven percent chance of protection.

Experts believe the flu virus is spread when a sick person talks, sneezes or coughs. Most people recover in less than two weeks. A typical case can last close to a week; serious complications include dehydration and pneumonia. While some people get flu even after receiving a flu shot, the vaccine frequently lessens the severity and duration of illness.

Well, not exactly. According to federal government statistics, less than half the adults who should get the influenza vaccine each year actually do so.

Both deaths occurred in patients who were over the age of 65.

Are pregnant women getting "appropriate" care?

Flu shot producers expect to make between 151 million and 166 million doses of vaccine this flu season.

Back Up, Curse Of Osiris Released]
If you own either of the souped-up consoles, you can finally see the worlds of Destiny 2 as they were meant to be seen in full 4K. Fortunately, the Power level you'll be required to reach is completely within reach even for casual Destiny 2 players.

Still, "I believe it's worth getting the vaccine", Siegel said.

Despite those misgivings, she encourages the elderly and those with underlying heart and lung conditions or with suppressed immune systems, who are vulnerable to influenza and its complications, to get their shot to obtain "all the protection you can get".

Usually, a H3N2 portends a severe flu year, but mild H3N2 years have also occurred, she said.

If you are experiencing those symptoms, call a doctor as soon as possible. It's the single best way to protect yourselves and your loved ones from the flu this holiday season - and throughout the year.

Flu shots are available at more than 300 locations around Vermont.

"Because there is a risk, there should be a choice", Smith said.

Flannery explained that the journal article looked at Australia's most recent flu season and highlights the low vaccine effectiveness against one type of influenza: the H3N2 strain predominating in the U.S. today. Flu vaccines offer lasting protection against the flu for the entire flu season.



During Trump inaugural, Flynn greenlighted nuclear project with Russian Federation
Cummings told Gowdy in his letter that he found the witness "authentic, credible and reliable". Flynn's lawyer did not respond to a request for comment on the latest claims.

Pope Francis: I Cannot Hide 'My Deep Concern' Over Jerusalem
In his remarks, Pope Francis said the Holy Land was the "land par excellence of dialogue between God and mankind". He also voiced his hope that "peace and prosperity" would prevail for the Palestinian people.

Kennedy Sends Mixed Messages in Supreme Court Cake Case
In 2013, it ruled that the federal government must recognize gay and lesbian marriages in the 12 states that had legalized them. Craig and Mullins, he noted, could have been served by "other good bakery shops that were available" in the Denver suburbs.

Senior UN official to visit North Korea this week
The UN envoy is also planning to see foreign diplomats and UN workers in the North on humanitarian missions, Dujarric said. Tokyo's parliament yesterday slammed the North's weapons programme as an "imminent threat".

Why Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) Is Being Added to Investors Watchlist?
Rmb Capital Management Llc decreased Wells Fargo Co New (NYSE:WFC) stake by 90,230 shares to 197,770 valued at $10.96M in 2017Q2. Associated Banc-Corp increased Vanguard Tax Managed Intl Fd (VEA) stake by 10,688 shares to 84,591 valued at $3.50M in 2017Q2.