Feb 16 2018
"We must enhance our ability to predict the right strain for the next season, produce a more optimal vaccine, and protect all Americans against all strains of this virus".
Since the flu season started in late August of a year ago, DPH said there have been 1,638 patients who have tested positive through the latest surveillance report that ended on February 10. When considering only protection against H3N2-the most common, and most virulent, strain of influenza-that effectiveness dropped to 25 percent.
But it is working well in kids. A study in Australia suggested the vaccine would be only about 10 percent effective against the H3N2 virus, and a preliminary study from Canada two weeks ago put that figure at 17 percent.
OU health educator Katie Qualls Fay said the immunization period for administering the flu shot is based on U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention information.
On the local front, the Laurel County Health Department has had over 450 cases of influenza reported this season - another huge increase over last year's numbers. She did say in an email, however, that while the district has "certainly had people say they were sick from the flu, fortunately I think it hasn't been as bad as some other areas we've heard about, at least as far as I know".
"Some protection is better than no protection at all". Already 63 children have died-three-quarters of whom were not vaccinated, according to CDC officials (via CNN). "Unvaccinated people are more likely to get the flu and transmit it to other people because they shed lots of virus into the nasal secretions into the air", he wrote in an email.
Tina Tan, an internist who is state epidemiologist for the New Jersey Department of Health, said that no vaccine is flawless and this one is still helping some people.
Buddy Creech, MD, a pediatrician and a spokesman for the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society in Arlington, VA, said both children and adults with flu can suddenly get worse after seeming to improve, and it can happen very fast.
In the state of Tennessee, eight children and one pregnant woman have passed away due to the flu, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. Barring the rare occurrence of a severe reaction to the vaccination - a 2012 World Health Organization report estimated a rate of one to two severe reactions per 1,000,000 doses - there aren't many downfalls to getting the vaccination besides the small time sacrificed to travel to the doctor. The vaccine's effectiveness may have changed as it is measured at the end of the season.
Feb 16 2018
Shiffrin wins Olympic giant slalom gold
It would have been her third consecutive day of racing for a medal. "And that feeling was also a good feeling". She is also lined up to compete in the downhill on February 21 and Alpine combined February 23.
Feb 10 2018
Ecstatic Larry Nance Jr. says he's 'upgraded' after trade to Cavs
But their plan may have backfired as LeBron tied a career-high in the one stat that is exclusively due to your teammates: assists. That would give them two maximum slots, without having to dump any additional players or move the Deng contract.
Feb 10 2018
USA crude production hits record, passing Saudi Arabia
Oil has lost 4.5 percent, while bitcoin has lost half of its value. "Such a rapid increase in production makes traders nervous". Oil is being swept into the global sell-off at a time when concerns are emerging that a rally in crude is overdone.
Feb 09 2018
De Villiers back in squad for last three ODIs against India
He brings that calmness and he brings that experience. "It's a special moment for me as I quite enjoy sharing the field with him". The hosts never looked in the hunt as regular strikes pushed them on the backfoot with the spinners bossing over their batsmen.
Feb 09 2018
Dow plunges more than 1000 points as volatile trading continues
Investors also point to additional pressure from the violent unwinding of trades linked to bets on volatility staying low. NEW YORK -The Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 1,000 points as a weeklong market swoon continued.
Feb 09 2018
Akshay Kumar Not Only Huge Star, Also Magnificent Actor: PadMan Director
While the government's menstrual hygiene programme hasn't been able to make much of a difference, hope the movie can do the magic. Coming in Detail about Collections the movie is going to have a solo release and thus, it is expected to have a good opening.
Feb 07 2018
Senate leaders optimistic about budget deal as another shutdown deadline approaches
It would be the fifth short-term spending bill the House has passed since September, and would set up a likely showdown with the. The progress in the Senate on a potential long-term spending agreement comes as the U.S.
Feb 07 2018
LeBron James has "no relationship" with Cavs owner Dan Gilbert
Judging from how the Cavs handled the Irving situation, their front office might not have such a persuasive communicator. He missed the first meeting with a calf injury and Orlando is 3-10 when Gordon sits.
Feb 04 2018
U.S. stocks close lower after strong jobs report
Meanwhile wages rose at the fastest pace in more than eight years, suggesting employers are competing more fiercely for workers. Rising rates have myriad consequences, including making it more expensive for companies and individuals to borrow money.
Feb 03 2018
Mauricio Pochettino discusses Lucas Moura transfer
The last time Liverpool lost both league games to Spurs with the same manager was in 1986-87 (Kenny Dalglish). The victor of this particular duel could well have a large bearing on the outcome of the game.
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