First pediatric flu death reported to NJ Department of Health

The Government Of Canada Is Now Warning That H1N1 Flu Is Back And The Rate Of Confirmed Cases Is Higher Than Ever featured image

The Government Of Canada Is Now Warning That H1N1 Flu Is Back And The Rate Of Confirmed Cases Is Higher Than Ever featured image

People at high risk of serious flu complications, including young children; pregnant women; people with chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes or heart and lung disease; people 65 years and older; and people who are immunocompromised should seek health care advice early on if they experience flu-like symptoms. The 2017-2018 flu season killed the most people since the late 1970s, the CDC also said at the time. Residents should also remember that it takes about two weeks for the flu shot to take full effect.

Flu activity in ME is characterized by the Centers for Disease Control as local and minimal but the numbers are growing.

While officials say the national hospitalization "ranking" for children is not overly concerning - it's older and younger, in that order, who are most at risk of flu-related complications - there have been 11 pediatric deaths to date, eight of them in December. According to national figures, almost half of all flu-related hospitalizations across Canada early in the season were among children and youth.

FLU-v is a synthetic universal flu vaccine candidate offering long-lasting protection across a broad spectrum of influenza which could be given to a much broader population.

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"So, just because one strain of flu is circulating in the community doesn't mean that another strain of flu won't circulate later in the flu season", Dr. Walshak says. You will typically suffer from a cough, fever, sore throat, runny nose, headache, body aches, chills, and fatigue.

This is due in part to H1N1, known as the swine flu, being the dominant strain this year. Overall, there have been 2,083 cases reported this flu season, down from 10,335 at this time previous year. Healthcare workers should also get the vaccine to protect themselves and those that they care for. Appointments are also now being accepted for the flu vaccine. "This year's vaccine is a good match for circulating strains and it is not too late to get the vaccine", he said. She said one of the common reasons she hears is because people believe the flu shot can give them the flu.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends annual flu vaccinations for everyone age 6 months or older.

Price said flu season normally starts around October or November and can last until March or April. What makes this spike in activity more significant is data that many adults have put off getting the flu vaccine.

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