IN flu deaths reach 25 during final week of 2017 — Health agency

IN flu deaths reach 25 during final week of 2017 — Health agency

The situation has caused British surgeons to cancel 55,000 surgeries due to the massive flu virus outbreak that has caused a bed shortage at United Kingdom hospitals while ambulances were experiencing record delays unseen in the past in transferring patients to different hospitals as the number of patients affected by the influenza virus continues to rise.

Influenza has now claimed the lives of two people in Northeast Ohio, according to the Cuyahoga County Board of Health.

It is especially important for high-risk groups to be vaccinated. De facto the Aussie flu is actually the Irish flu in Australia.

Influenza symptoms include fever, cough, muscle aches, sore throat, chills, and a headache.

The flu may not sound like a big deal, but if you've ever had it, you know it can make you feel miserable.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that Louisiana is among the three dozen states across the country with the highest confirmed number of illnesses through symptoms and laboratory surveillance.

Dowell said there have been many hospitalizations from the flu, along with a large amount of people going to the emergency room with acute influenza. "And if they do get sick, try to reach their health district for antiviral medication".

Pregnant women and infants are particularly at high-risk for serious complications from the flu. Out of the blue, you feel exhausted, your muscles ache, and your forehead feels hot. Don't go to school or to work.

"Stay at home, drink lots of fluids, and take paracetamol for the pain".

Is it too late to get a flu shot?

To limit the spread of the virus, people are urged to wash their hands frequently, sneeze into tissues and discard them and regularly clean often-used surfaces such as keyboards, and phones. But the shot itself can't infect you.

Water is your friend when you have the flu. Sometimes you may develop a cough. "The CDC recommends if you have the symptoms, you treat the symptoms".

The average age of those who have died this year has been 82 with an even gender split.

Don't bother asking your doctor for an antibiotic.

Because the flu is a viral infection, it's hard to treat.

Meanwhile Public Health England figures released earlier this week revealed 1,649 people were struck down with flu in England and Wales over the week of Christmas. "We're looking at what could be the worst - by numbers - flu season in 10 or more years".

Last season, vaccine effectiveness against circulating influenza A (H3N2) viruses was estimated to be 32% in the U.S. CDC expects that VE could be similar this season, should the same A (H3N2) viruses continue to predominate.

Public Health England wrote to Global Positioning System to say the vaccine did not work against the most common strain of flu being found. While strains can still mutate in individual cases and render the vaccine ineffective for some people, the flu vaccine can also help lessen the severity of illness in some of these cases, said Dr. Robert Citronberg, infectious disease physician with Advocate Health Care. "On the other hand, it's been very good for Influenza B". And you need to deal with it.

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