We May Finally Be Turning the Corner on the Flu Epidemic

We May Finally Be Turning the Corner on the Flu Epidemic

We May Finally Be Turning the Corner on the Flu Epidemic

"It was a horror flu season previous year, a mutation in the flu strain, that led to some tragedies with seniors", federal health minister, Greg Hunt, told the Nine Network.

3, 2018, 63 children had died and more than 124,300 people tested positive for the flu, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

However, new research from the University of Chicago and Harvard University has shown that flu vaccine's effectiveness may depend more on what flu strains you've been exposed to over your whole life than on what is in the shot. While the vaccine is less effective this year than it has been in the past, any level of protection will help keep the virus at bay. It is important to understand what this really means. The CDC's midseason estimates of vaccine effectiveness against H1N1 is 67% and against B viruses 42%. That would change the way we could deliver influenza vaccine, would get more people vaccinated, and would get much more protection against influenza.

"[It's] interesting how they combine an illness that happens all year with the flu to inflate the numbers ..."

And that is huge given the fact that the CDC also says that the flu vaccine is just 36 percent effective overall.

Many have decried the vaccine's production method, as they did the vaccine for in the 2012-2013 flu season that killed 170 children and was only estimated to be 39 percent effective.

The federal government has announced funding for two new flu vaccines to better protect older Australians.

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This winter's flu season is shaping up to be a nasty one, with flu-related hospitalization rates outpacing anything seen in recent years, according to the CDC.

Have you, or someone you know, gotten sick with the flu?

Hygiene: A number of common actions - coughing, sneezing, touching your nose, mouth, or eyes, and even talking - are some of the most rampant ways of spreading the flu.

Colds are usually milder than the flu, and symptoms include runny and stuffy noses. While there are antiviral medications licensed to treat influenza, it is generally not necessary unless a child has a chronic medical condition or is younger than two.

Ibuprofen or acetaminophen can be used in older children, but acetaminophen is the preferred drug for fever in infants. Cuomo called upon all 58 local health departments to re-focus vaccination outreach to vulnerable populations such as daycares, nursing homes, senior centers, and homeless shelters, and provide increased education regarding the signs and symptoms of flu.

The very best plan when it comes to the flu is to avoid getting it all together. Instead, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue. "Sometimes they matter and sometimes they don't, but what seems to make the most difference is immune history".

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