Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

The CDC is begging you to get a flu shot

Child getting flu shot CDC Issues Guidance to Travelers as Influenza Season Nears
Delores Daniels | 14 September, 2018, 03:17

As the school term winds up, the weather's getting colder and the days are getting shorter.

Deaths can fluctuate from flu season to flu season and it's not always clear why, said O'Brien.

There were record-breaking hospitalizations for the flu in metro Atlanta last flu season - more than 3,000 hospitalizations.

Flu is a disease which spreads very rapidly and can be very unpleasant in babies and children - some can develop a very high fever or even serious complications of flu such as bronchitis, pneumonia, middle ear infection, meningitis, encephalitis and very occasionally a child may die from flu.

Hurricane Florence closes in on United States east coast
At 5 a.m., the storm was centered 575 miles (925 km) southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, moving at 17 mph (28 kph). Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency for all Georgia counties ahead of Hurricane Florence's landfall.

"Our figures show that flu is not to be underestimated - every winter the virus makes hundreds of people seriously ill in the South West". For individuals with a weakened immune system, the flu can be life threatening.

The CDC notes that 180 children died from the flu during last year's flu season; approximately 4 out of five of those children weren't vaccinated.

A flu shot alternative is back on the table after the Center for Disease Control approved its use for this upcoming season. Every year the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has to choose the strain of the flu virus that would be put into the flu shot. People who get the flu after getting the vaccine were likely infected before or directly after receiving the vaccine.

Tom Keating, 76, of Decatur, near Atlanta, was at a nearby meeting when he chose to take advantage of the easy way to get a flu shot outside Northlake Mall.

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The newly available "adjuvanted" vaccine is expected to significantly boost effectiveness by improving the body's immune response to the vaccine. Some years the vaccines effectiveness has been as low as 10 per cent.

Myth #5 - I never get the flu, I shouldn't bother getting the shot.

Overall, 36.8 per cent of Nova Scotians got an influenza vaccination last year, a slight increase from 36.5 per cent the previous year.

The broader flu vaccination programme is also set for improvement by offering all eligible adults under 65, including pregnant women and those with long-term health conditions, the "quadrivalent" vaccine in injected form, which will protect against a total of four strains of flu: two strains of flu A and two strains of flu B.

Apple Permanently Bans Infowars App from the App Store
Ultimately, most people can probably agree with Apple's latest decision. The App Store expulsion shouldn't amaze anybody. It has a responsibility to do so.

Fact #8 - the flu season typically begins in December and can last until May, that's a good six months where you may be at risk of contracting the flu. Washing and sanitizing your hands thoroughly is one of the most effective, particularly after touching doorknobs, faucets and any other commonly touched, communal objects. "It should be widely available soon". After all, who wants to spend their free time sick in bed falling behind on class work?

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