5 major developments this flu season

5 major developments this flu season

North Carolina health officials say the 12 new flu deaths were reported between February 25 and March 3.

"In previous years, we had "mandatory participation, ' meaning that everyone had to declare a "yes" or 'no" were they going to get the influenza vaccine", Prabhu tells HealthLeaders Media.

On Wednesday, South Carolina released the latest numbers for flu deaths in the state.

Dr Quick warns a mutation of an avian flu could wipe out a significant portion of the globe, as the strain can often mix with influenza in other wild animals before it reaches humans, making it more powerful and sometimes more deadly.

According to WFSB-TV, the Department of Public Health reported the number of deaths increased by seven within the past week.

The report says 104 long-term care facilities have reported outbreaks of flu-like illnesses this season, as have six IN schools.

Krzyzewskiville campsite at Duke University was closed briefly until further notice because of fears over the flu.

The Citizen reported that complications from the flu are estimated to kill between 290 000 and 650 000 people each year.

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These alternative manufacturing approaches can directly incorporate the sequenced circulating flu viruses and can do so more quickly that the egg-based approach.

Type A flu, which has been more severe, was more common earlier in the season, but there have been more cases of less-severe Type B as the season progressed. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death.

"The positive flu results have trended down in the past three weeks", said Sheila Bennett, Senior Vice President and Chief of Patient Services at Floyd Medical Center.

"CDC estimated that during seasons like those, influenza accounted for as many as 35.6 million illnesses, 16.6 million medically attended visits, 710,000 hospitalizations, and 56,000 deaths".

Public health officials warn that although flu activity is decreasing overall, the flu season is expected to continue through mid-April or later.

You can't get the flu from a flu shot.

Federal health officials are working to understand better why this year's vaccine isn't as effective, but have never said the virus caused the disease.

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