Higher vaccine rate attributes to healthier flu season
Higher vaccine rate attributes to healthier flu season
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26 January, 2019, 09:27
The H1N1 virus strain is the most widely confirmed influenza A strain this season, however H3 viruses are dominating in the southeastern United States, the CDC reported Friday.
This season's influenza vaccine appears to be highly effective, reducing the risk of infection with the dominant circulating flu strain by more than 70 per cent - far better than what was seen with last year's shot, Canadian researchers say.
Flu season generally lasts into March or even April, Henry adds.
The H3N2 strain, which affects seniors was prominent previous year. There were some 79,000 deaths, and close to a million hospitalizations.
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In addition, the number of outpatient visits for influenza-like illnesses in recent weeks remains much lower than visits that took place in the past season, according to IDPH reports. This is down significantly from this time past year when between 10 and 12 percent of visits were linked to influenza.
As of January 13 of the 2017-18 season, flu attributed to 3.23 percent of all outpatient visits in Iowa. For adults, flu deaths are estimated based on pneumonia and other illnesses related to flu.
The weekly flu report published Friday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that three additional children died in the week ending January 19.
The flu season in Iowa this season is widespread, meaning "there's a fair amount of activity", Pedati said.
"They will continue to rise throughout the season, so really it's important and it's not too late to get your flu shot", said Karen Derusha of the Clinton County Health Department.
"We're wanting people to be aware of the things they can do to prevent themselves from becoming ill, and the vaccine is a good way to do that", Pedati said.
The CDC recommends vaccination against the flu for everyone 6 months and older.
"So that's why I think we're seeing this year more younger people represented in the tallies of hospitalizations with H1N1", she said. Other symptoms to watch for may include chest congestion, loss of appetite, cough, sore throat and runny nose.
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