Community Health Officer informs students of flu and cold season

Did a CDC Doctor Say the Flu Shot Is Causing a Deadly Outbreak?

The story is the same in Yakima County, in which more than 100 flu cases had been confirmed as of last week with one death, a woman whose pre-existing conditions made her susceptible to the virus.

"We have seen a very big upsurge with people coming in with the general flu complaints".

Dr. Terry Hinkson from Regional Hospital in Rapid City says one of the reasons for the outbreak is the flu shot not being as effective this year.

While Hamilton's numbers remain relatively steady, the number of people stricken by flu continues to rise across the country, with 15,572 laboratory-confirmed cases for the season as of January 6, the Public Health Agency of Canada says. Here's where you can get vaccinatedHospitals have reported a recent increase in the number of people visiting the emergency room.

According to a press release from the hospital, visitor restrictions are put in place when flu transmission is consistently high in the community. Influenza A strains such H3N2 and other subtypes causing this year's illnesses tend to be the strains that cause more severe illness.

A young boy from MI may soon be added to that list.

It's turning into a deadly year across the country and the number of cases is spiking, including in Nebraska and Iowa.

The results align with at least two previous influenza A virus pandemics, in 1918 and 1968, when there were higher death rates among those born during previous pandemic years in 1890 and 1918, respectively. Hoover adds, "Even in a year when the effectiveness of the flu vaccine is not optimal, the vaccine still prevents millions of illnesses and tens of thousands of hospital visits in the U.S". Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

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Khawlah Noman claimed she had been assaulted while walking to school with her younger brother. "I felt confused, scared, terrified".

The virus often beats our best defenses because it constantly mutates.

But this season's deadly flu is not without precedent. So, if the predictions on the prevalent strains are wrong, there is insufficient time to modify the vaccine.

Roger's Pharmacy said they're still providing the flu vaccination for anyone who hasn't already received the shot.

"The patients who usually don't want it it's because they've never had it before", she said "But as long as you explain it to them that it's an inactive virus they're pretty good at getting the flu vaccine". If I get the flu, fine. Also, get the flu shot.

ABC-7 is getting you more with some flu fact-or-fiction.

So, what can you do to protect yourself?

-Stay home if you are sick. If you do head out, make sure it is just to go see the doctor.

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