Saturday, 23 February, 2019

Higher vaccine rate attributes to healthier flu season

Health officials encourage Albertans to get their 'very effective' flu shot This season’s flu shot effective enough to block 7 of 10 cases: BC CDC
Celia Hoffman | 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.

So far, in Germany there were 20 reported deaths associated with Influenza.

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.

More news: ‘Top Chef’ contestant Fatima Ali dies after battle with cancer

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.

Recommended

  • Bishop Airport collecting donations for federal workers

    Bishop Airport collecting donations for federal workers

    I've been like saving money then, 'Oh wow, second week of not getting paid.' So it's really nerve wracking", Rodriguez said. We get along with everyone for TSA. "This will be orders of magnitude worse this Friday, the next pay period".
    Spanish boy found dead in well after 12-day search

    Spanish boy found dead in well after 12-day search

    The complex and heart-wrenching operation, which was beset with technical difficulties and setbacks, has gripped Spain. Despite that, officials had refused to speculate over whether the boy could have survived so long.
    Five killed in central Florida bank shooting, police say

    Five killed in central Florida bank shooting, police say

    He was initially called out to the scene, but once the department realized he my have a family member inside they called him back. Ron DeSantis appeared at the news conference and called it a bad day for Sebring, Highlands County and the state of Florida.
  • Taliban names cofounder as head of political office in Qatar

    Taliban names cofounder as head of political office in Qatar

    Pakistan has long had influence over the Taliban, and the senior leadership of the group is widely believed to be based there. His release, according to security experts, was part of high-level negotiations led by Khalilzad with the Taliban.
    Metroid Prime 4 Development Scrapped, Will Be Restarted Alongside Retro Studios

    Metroid Prime 4 Development Scrapped, Will Be Restarted Alongside Retro Studios

    The game is now in the hands of Retro Studios and probably won't be coming out in the next year or two as fans had hoped. With that said, don't be surprised if Nintendo doesn't say anything about the game for a long time.
    Singaporean actor Aloysius Pang injured at Waiouru now in critical condition

    Singaporean actor Aloysius Pang injured at Waiouru now in critical condition

    Jayley Woo's twin sister, Hayley, said on social media that Pang had planned to propose to Jayley before he turned 31. In November, another person on national service died after an accident involving an armored military vehicle.
  • Dangerous Wind Chills Forecast For Rochester Area

    Dangerous Wind Chills Forecast For Rochester Area

    The winds, which could gust above 35 miles per hour on Thursday, could also result in blizzard-like conditions in the region. Wind chills will be unsafe at times with the possibility of Wind Chill Alerts being posted over the next couple of days.
    ACPN withdraws support for Ezekwesili, endorse Buhari

    ACPN withdraws support for Ezekwesili, endorse Buhari

    No campaign secretariat, billboard or great commitment on the ground to indicate any seriousness. According to her, "I want Nigerians to know that there is NO IOTA of truth in any of them".
    Britain launches 5-year antimicrobial resistance action plan

    Britain launches 5-year antimicrobial resistance action plan

    In 2018, Public Health England reported the case of of a United Kingdom man infected with a multidrug-resistant form of gonorrhea. Experts say doctors could be prescribing antibiotics too often, and sometimes giving them to patients who don't really need them.
  • Nurse charged with rape of disabled Arizona woman who gave birth

    Nurse charged with rape of disabled Arizona woman who gave birth

    The victim, a member of the San Carlos Apache tribe, is not in a vegetative state, despite numerous reports to the contrary. The case has prompted the departure or discipline of key figures at Hacienda HealthCare, including the CEO.
    Douglas County District Attorney: No additional charges for Closs suspect

    Douglas County District Attorney: No additional charges for Closs suspect

    After going missing for 88 days, Jayme escaped from the cabin the afternoon of January 10 and sought help from neighbors. Hormel Foods is the parent company of the Jennie-O Turkey Store, which employed Jayme's parents, James and Denise Closs.
    Sergio Ramos scores twice in Real Madrid win

    Sergio Ramos scores twice in Real Madrid win

    Benzema increased the lead in the 80th minute with a touch from close range after a low cross by Vinicius Junior . Real Madrid hosts Girona in the first leg of a Copa del Rey quarterfinal on Thursday, Jan. 24.

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald Returning For 16th NFL Season Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald Returning For 16th NFL Season Fitzgerald committed to playing the 2018 season last February, but it turned out to be a tough year in Arizona. The Cardinals finished the season with an NFL-worst 3-13 record, and head coach Steve Wilks was sacked .

ISRO launches student-made satellite Kalamsat named after Abdul Kalam ISRO launches student-made satellite Kalamsat named after Abdul Kalam The fourth stage would be moved to higher circular orbit so as to establish an orbital platform for carrying out experiments . The PSLV with two strap-on configuration has been identified for this mission and the configuration is designated as PSLV-DL.

Hear Weezer's Surprise New Covers Album Hear Weezer's Surprise New Covers Album But our favorite track on the record has to be the group's excellent rendition of Black Sabbath's " Paranoid ". Whether or not they're guilty of appropriation or not, one thing is clear: Weezer knows how to stay relevant.

Trump announces short-term plan to reopen government during funding negotiations Trump announces short-term plan to reopen government during funding negotiations Staff shortages also delayed flights at Newark Liberty International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport, the FAA said. Hundreds of flights were grounded or delayed at USA airports on Friday because of unpaid air traffic controllers calling in sick.

Russian Federation and Turkey promise coordination in Syria Russian Federation  and Turkey promise coordination in Syria Erdogan said on Wednesday it is important that "terror groups" are not allowed to benefit from any power vacuum that might result.

Asylum seekers will be forced to wait in Mexico Asylum seekers will be forced to wait in Mexico But the policy will likely be challenged in court since claiming asylum is protected under both global and U.S. law. Cases can take years to settle due to a backlog of more than 800,000 cases, according to the report.

Dream target so close...yet Manchester City lost him! Dream target so close...yet Manchester City lost him! The winter transfer window is set to shut in a week and the Spanish clubs are all very active in the market right now. We'll see what happens in the summer. "It's nice for De Jong to go there but we'll see where I end up".

Return of The Dude teased by Jeff Bridges Return of The Dude teased by Jeff Bridges It's easily one of the Coens' most-quotable movies, and the idea of Bridges stepping back into the role, albeit briefly, is sure to please many.

Frequent fried food increases risk for obesity, heart disease, death Frequent fried food increases risk for obesity, heart disease, death During this time , 31,588 deaths occurred, including 9,320 heart-related deaths 8,358 cancer deaths and 13,880 from other causes. Bao believes portion control and reducing how often we indulge in fried food can be steps toward protecting our health.

President Trump: Michael Cohen Has ‘Only Been Threatened By the Truth’ President Trump: Michael Cohen Has ‘Only Been Threatened By the Truth’ Cohen has pleaded guilty to nine felonies and is due to turn himself in on March 6 to begin serving a three-year prison sentence. Trump's critics had hoped Cohen might, at the very least, offer unflattering revelations about the president.

Jason Holder and Shane Dowrich create Test history for West Indies Jason Holder and Shane Dowrich create Test history for West Indies England's openers Rory Burns (39) and Keaton Jennings (11) survived 20 overs without many problems until the close. England's James Anderson celebrates with team mates after taking the wicket of West Indies' Jason Holder .

Hendricks stars as South Africa beat Pakistan in rain-affected third ODI Hendricks stars as South Africa beat Pakistan in rain-affected third ODI With the five-match series tied at 1-1, South Africa had a poor day in the field, dropping five catches, including lives to all five of the Pakistan top scorers.

First Time in 99 Years: Total Solar Eclipse Crosses the United States First Time in 99 Years: Total Solar Eclipse Crosses the United States If you have absolutely no choice but to miss the eclipse or if weather is uncooperative where you are, don't fret too badly. The next time people in the USA get those bragging rights will be in January 2316, according to the American space agency.

Super Bowl MVP: Which Patriots have the best chance? Super Bowl MVP: Which Patriots have the best chance? He had seven catches for 84 yards in the two games combined. "Very, I would say, offensively they're creative but they're very fundamentally sound".

Hundreds missing after Brazil dam collapse Hundreds missing after Brazil dam collapse President Jair Bolsonaro sent a tweet saying he lamented the incident and was sending three cabinet ministers to the area. Photos showed the rooftops of structures poking above an extensive field of the mud, which also cut off roads.