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Three Flu-Related Deaths In Allegheny County

Three Flu-Related Deaths In Allegheny County

Early findings show it will provide about 30 percent protection, which isn't very good. He's now trialling a universal vaccine that aims to immunise people against all strains of one of the most major forms of the influenza virus, type A, in a single shot. As of the first week in January (the most recent data available), 49 states had widespread flu activity, including CT. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), cases of the flu rose sharply over the last two weeks, and are twice as high as the same time period a year ago.

Masks aren't particularly effective in keeping you from catching the flu, although they may help keep sick people who wear them from spreading their germs. But the number of people being hospitalized for the flu is still much higher than previous year, which was at about 350 cases. According to the City of Racine Health Department, the number of people hospitalized with the flu ranged between 15 and 23 between 2012 through 2016. By combining his universal vaccine with the kinds of vaccines already recommended by the WHO, Evans thinks he can boost the number of people protected against type A strains by as much as 50 per cent. Dr. Mayrene Hernandez with United Healthcare in Pembroke Pines says flu symptoms include fever, chills, muscle aches, cough, congestion, runny nose, headaches, and fatigue.

Now if you have the flu, the sooner you start medication, the better.

"We have seen an uptick in patients, specifically pediatric patients", he said.




There have been 3,854 hospitalizations in the state through January 6 because of the flu, including 1,750 in the first week of the month.

Public Health England has called for people at risk of influenza to take the necessary precautions as the spread of the disease continues across the UK.

According to Forsyth County Coroner Lauren McDonald, a 64-year-old man from Forsyth County died over the weekend from flu-related complications.

Beth Hardy, spokeswoman at Gwinnett Medical Center, said they have an adequate supply of medicine to fight the flu, but they also have suppliers on standby should they need to refill in a hurry.


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