NY Health Department: Influenza prevalent in the state

NY Health Department: Influenza prevalent in the state

Additional informational outreach has included a recorded radio program about flu symptoms and vaccinations, a Lunch and Learn event conducted by infectious disease physician Dr. Andrew Murry, information about the flu shared during the Fairfield County Fair and information sharing via social media.

The same deadly flu strain that hit Australia is here in Middle Tennessee, and doctors say it's especially a concern for older people.

The CDC notes that the 10 percent figure is an Australian interim estimate of the vaccine's benefit against one flu virus - the H3N2 virus - that circulated in Australia during its most recent flu season.

Abilene pharmacist James McCoy said he hasn't seen a large number of people coming in with flu so far, but he similarly advocated shots for those who haven't had them. It doesn't work!' " Saul said.

The first death of the 2017-2018 flu season was reported by Delaware Division of Public Health officials Wednesday.

Meanwhile, flu activity in CT is climbing steadily. That's the word from the state Health Department, which declared Wednesday that influenza is now prevalent in NY. There were no deaths.

Healthcare providers are saying this flu season could be rough one.

Influenza is a serious illness that can lead to hospitalization or death.

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The best prevention for population-level influenza outbreaks is the flu vaccine, according to the World Health Organization.

"Unfortunately, we are already seeing some heartbreaking consequences of the flu in IN", said in state health commissioner Kris Box, MD.

But those are just preliminary numbers in Australia.

The county reminds its residents there is no live virus in flu shots and the vaccine can not cause the flu.

"We don't know what's going to happen here", he said. "The virus changes from month to month". Also, those who get the shot and contract influenza A (H3N2) will likely recover faster than those who don't get vaccinated. "(Centers for Disease Control), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American College of Nurse-Midwifes and the American Academy of Family Physicians recommend flu shots for all women who are or expect to be pregnant during the flu season". They found that prenatal vaccination was 61% effective at preventing influenza in infants, whereas postpartum vaccination was 53% effective.

He predicts the peak of flu season will hit sometime between late December and early March 2018. There were 1,379 cases in Kent County and 998 in Sussex County.

And a year ago, Louisiana was among the states with the lowest number of people getting the flu vaccine.

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