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Flu Activity Continues To Decline In Connecticut, But Still Widespread

Flu Activity Continues To Decline In Connecticut, But Still Widespread

Officially designated H3N2, this variant has proven resistant to the latest flu vaccine and has become the most common circulating.

"While these numbers are encouraging, I continue to urge anyone who hasn't yet been vaccinated to get vaccinated to protect yourself and your loved ones", said state Health Commissioner Howard Zucker.

The so-called Spanish Flu killed 9000 people in just six weeks, including a disproportionate number of Māori and one-fifth of the population of New Zealand-occupied Samoa.

Type-A strains of the flu virus remained predominant among combined hospital and state laboratory test results, but the Type-B virus is increasing in the data. However, the agency says 26 of those deaths occurred in previous weeks.

So far this season, 276 people have died in the state.




"Aussie Flu", along with another strain, "Japanese Flu", are being blamed in a more than 40 per cent surge in flu-related deaths in the USA and UK.

"We're certainly seeing less states with high influenza-like illness activity, and it seems like things are easing up a little bit on the East Coast and in the Midwest", Nordlund said. For the entire season so far, influenza A strains have been responsible for almost 73 percent of all cases, the CDC report noted.

This year's flu season ranks among the most severe in recent years. Cell-based and recombinant vaccine production can also be completed more quickly than egg-based production, which can provide more effective seasonal influenza vaccine, according to the company.

The medical community promotes getting a flu shot, which is the proven best way to avoid getting the flu or at least decrease the severity of the illness. That will provide the best protection against influenza and set a good example for the public, which could use some encouragement to increase its vaccination rate. The CDC advises that people who are very sick or who are at high risk for serious flu complications should get antiviral medications as soon as flu symptoms appear.

This particular strain of the virus tends to be more severe, especially for children and the elderly. Perhaps the most important piece of advice is to wash hands frequently Most of the restrooms on campus have notices about handwashing and some mention the flu.


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