Didn't get a flu shot? Get one now

Pearl Mccarthy
January 11, 2019

Twenty-four states and Guam were reporting widespread influenza activity - meaning the virus has spread to many parts of the state, regardless of severity - as of December 29, the latest date included in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) weekly flu report. Since September, Ottawa Public Health has recorded 77 lab-confirmed cases of the flu, similar to the amount seen at the same time past year.

Dr. Spencer Durham, an assistant clinical professor and infectious disease specialist in the Harrison School of Pharmacy's Department of Pharmacy Practice, said the peak of flu season is just getting underway and people should get a flu shot.

Children four and under have also by far been experiencing the highest rate of influenza-related hospitalization of any age group this season, at 37.82 per 100,000 people.

Price said the flu shot is free with most insurance.

A spokesperson for the HSE said that the best way to protect yourself is to get the flu vaccine.

The viruses circulating this year are another reason for the milder season.

It's still far too soon to predict how bad this year's flu season will be, but health officials hope it won't repeat the scenario of 2017-18.

No visitors with symptoms of influenza. With a little commitment to these health techniques and vaccination, we can prevent and treat this public health problem.

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The flu spreads "mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk".

The flu is making its rounds in nearly every state around the country and more people are coming down with the common flu symptoms.

"I make sure to get a flu shot every single year because when I don't I get really sick", Russell said. Even if you do get the flu, your symptoms are likely to be less severe if you've been vaccinated.

Symptoms include fever, chills, muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat, headaches, fatigue and coughing. Home Remedies+ is an app that gives users access to the most common alternative remedies or herbal treatments.

Monto: In order to understand vaccine effectiveness, it's helpful to understand the influenza virus.

hVIVO plc, announced positive results for the primary endpoint, following completion of the analysis of samples by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and additional results from the Phase IIb viral challenge study of FLU-v.

Although most people who get the flu recover within a few days or a couple of weeks, some can develop pneumonia and life-threatening complications.

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