Five Die From The Flu In NC

Jerome Frank
Декабря 1, 2017

Oklahoma health officials say a total of 105 influenza-associated hospitalizations have been reported across the state since the current flu season began on September 1.

In fact, two deaths and 105 hospitalizations have been reported, which the state Department of Health says is relatively high for this time of year. CDC estimates that flu resulted in 9.2 million to 35.6 million US infections since 2010.

If you get sick, look out for severe aches and pains in your muscles and joints, notable fatigue and weakness, headaches and a high fever. It's miserable for healthy people, but can cause life-threatening complications like pneumonia in senior citizens, young children and people with chronic conditions.

Health officials in North Carolina report two more people have died from the flu.

MYTH 5: Flu vaccines are only for really sick people. Nationwide figures aren't as up-to-date, but show 400 people have tested positive for flu after being hospitalized with suspicious symptoms as of November 18. He stated that the United States could have a bad flu season.

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Brace yourself for a rough flu season.

"The influenza vaccine is recommended every year for those who are 6 months of age or older", said state epidemiologist Dr. Benjamin Chan.

A commentary published in the New England Journal of Medicine this week estimated that current vaccines are only 10% effective against this year's main flu strain, called H3N2.

Dr. Fauci stated that scientists need to develop a universal flu vaccine. This seems to be the case with the batch of flu vaccines given out this year, Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told a local Washington DC radio station. They typically work best if prescribed within 48 hours of developing symptoms. Dr. Fauci also stated that this flu season could be a lot like the 2014 season.

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