Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

Early flu season could leave more North Dakotans sick

Flu shot 103 influenza-related deaths last season
Isabel Fisher | 08 December, 2017, 02:10

Flu is a contagious, viral illness that causes mild to severe symptoms that, in rare cases, can lead to death. The flu usually peaks in January or February, but it can occur as early as October and as late as May. It's the single best way to protect yourselves and your loved ones from the flu this holiday season - and throughout the year.

Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts and Oklahoma reported widespread activity during the week ended November 25, the report stated.

Michelle Krinsky said she did not feel comfortable getting the vaccine because its ingredients and effectiveness concerned her. "The vaccine doesn't work as well for H3N2 viruses in general".

"It is very easy to catch any sort of illness this time of year with all the hugs, handshakes and shared surfaces at parties or shopping malls", said OMRF immunologist Eliza Chakravarty, M.D.

Fortunately, no other deaths have been reported in connection with the flu.

However, as Dr. Tanya Altmann, a pediatrician and spokeswoman for the American Academy of Pediatrics, pointed out, the flu has potentially serious complications such as pneumonia, bronchitis and sinus and ear infections.

By now, we have all had our flu shots, right?

"We have probably given an excessive 300 flu shots so far and we still have flu shots", Sheila Hubenka, a TB charge nurse with the health district said.

Although it is relatively early in this flu season, influenza activity in SC at this point has been higher than normal.

Many mothers-to-be, though, have not heeded this advice.


She urged the Ministry of Health and Welfare to put the plan on hold until it has evaluated demand for the vaccines and secured funding to cover the costs of sourcing, delivering and administering them.

Still, "I believe it's worth getting the vaccine", Siegel said. As part of the series, Joan Mann also discusses how her adult daughter, Kendra, sadly succumbed to the flu at age 35.

"Some patients believe the possible side effects outweigh the positives that they get from prevention", she said. "Getting an annual flu vaccination protects seniors, and everyone around them, too, including their grandchildren".

"Everybody's risk is different", Schwartz said. Children, pregnant women, and those 65 and older are at particular risk, as are those with chronic lung conditions.

And the vaccine is no guarantee of protection.

Among children younger than 18, there had only been 16 cases in the first 11 months of the year, 27 last year and five in 2015, CDC Deputy Director-General Philip Lo (羅一鈞) said.

This week is influenza awareness week and with three months of flu season left the goal is to stop those numbers from going up.

It is impossible to contract a case of flu from the vaccine.

About Families Fighting Flu Families Fighting Flu is a national, nonprofit, 501 (c)(3) volunteer-based advocacy organization dedicated to protecting children and their families against influenza.

Experts say that 24 people had to be hospitalized within the last week due to the virus, bringing the total number of hospitalizations to 135. The nasal spray vaccine that has been available in recent years is no longer considered effective and is not available.

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