Jan 13 2018
According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, each year about 36,000 people die from flu.
A pressing matter is the shortage of antiviral medications in states with particularly severe outbreaks - despite the fact that there is more medication available for pharmacies than ever before, since many generic versions have been approved this year.
1,765 Flu hospitalizations so far this season.
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.
Officials cautioned, however, that the flu is very unpredictable.
Compared to past year, ARC is reporting much higher rates of patients seeking flu tests and receiving positive results.
More than 300 have already been hospitalized throughout the state, this according to GDPH.
Though Northwestern University has not yet been heavily affected, the virus' prevalence is expected to increase as we move deeper into flu season.
The statistics came as a woman paid tribute to her daughter who died after battling flu at home. Kyler Baughman, a seemingly healthy 21-year-old man from Latrobe, died of flu-related complications December 28.
"We are now seeing a mix of flu types, including the A (H3N2) strain that circulated last winter in the United Kingdom and then in Australia". It's especially risky for children and the elderly.
Studies have shown that a well-matched vaccine can be 40 percent to 60 percent effective at reducing the risk to the overall population. While vaccine effectiveness is usually between 30 percent and 60 percent, the CDC stresses that "influenza vaccination is the most effective now available method to prevent influenza and its complications". "Getting vaccinated is not just about protecting yourself, it also protects people around you, including those who are more vulnerable, like babies and young children, older people, and people with certain chronic health conditions". Any protection is better than none.
In seasons when the predominant strain is H3N2, vaccine effectiveness tends to be lower than that against H1N1 and influenza B viruses, Jernigan said. The vaccine can also lessen the severity of illness in people who get sick. And while flu activity may be peaking, Jernigan warned there will still be several weeks of activity, which will likely see more infections caused by influenza B strains. "In a poorly matched year, lots of people will get the flu, even with the vaccine".
Jan 13 2018
Eagles study Nick Foles' film, want QB to be aggressive
The Eagles are also +500 long shots to win the NFC. "You have to think the ball is coming to him each and every play", Mills said. The Green Bay Packers aren't here, but they've kept things entertaining for us the past couple of weeks. "Don't look back.
Dec 31 2017
Snow and frigid cold headline the last Saturday of 2017
Also, make sure you carry a charged cell phone if you are traveling, and let someone know when you are expected to arrive. It'll be a frigid trip to your Sunday services with temperatures in the low 40s for the morning and a steady north wind.
Nov 19 2017
Rain, wind, snow on tap; sunny Sunday to follow
Among the "big three" models, the American model is dry, the Canadian model is mostly dry, and the European model is wetter. SATURDAY: Rain showers and thunderstorms are likely for late Saturday, as a strong cold front moves across Kentucky.
Nov 17 2017
OnePlus 5T Specs, Price, And Release Date Officially Announced
OnePlus 5T does away with OnePlus's signature touch-sensitive home button, replacing it with on-screen navigation keys. It features a 6-inch, reduced bezel AMOLED display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and an 80.5 percent screen to body ratio.
Nov 02 2017
HTC U11+ brings slimmer bezels, Android Oreo, and a massive battery
It comes in two variants of 4 GB RAM along with 64 GB internal storage and 6 GB RAM along with 128 GB internal storage . For any phone that is targeting the midrange and budget markets, having a 3.5mm audio jack should be a no-brainer.
Nov 02 2017
Razer partners with devs to debut $700 game-focused Android phone
The Razer Phone supports Qualcomm QuickCharge 4.0+, which can get that 4,000mAh battery from 0 to 85 percent in 1 hour. The company's philosophy with the Razer Phone was to make a great device that will excite their core fanbase: Gamers.
Oct 12 2017
Oculus announces new standalone headset, 'venues' at Oculus Connect
However, there's also a 3.5mm headphone jack for private listening, or for when you're getting on your housemates' nerves. Facebook's goal with the Santa Cruz headset is to deliver a high-end VR experience without the need to plug it into a PC.
Oct 11 2017
5 overreactions from victory over MI
Louisville has Heisman quarterback Lamar Jackson at the helm, but has continued to struggle defensively to support its offense. In all three home games, MI struggled to bounce back from early miscues, tightening up at the first sign of trouble.
Oct 10 2017
Delhi Diwali Firecrackers Banned in Delhi NCR
Supreme Court on 9 October has chose to ban crackers in New Delhi and the national capital region due to pollution reasons. The court said those who had firecrackers can still burst them when the festival of lights is celebrated on October 19.
Oct 10 2017
Dodgers beat the Diamondbacks 3-1 to advance to the NLCS
The D-Backs jumped out to an early lead with Paul Goldschmidt hitting a two-run homer off Rich Hill in the first inning. The Dodgers' next challenge comes up in NLCS Game 1 against either the Nationals or Cubs: Saturday, time TBD on TBS.
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