Statistics Show Sharp Increase in Flu Activity

28 December, 2017, 01:14 | Author: Otis Hoffman
  • Statistics Show Sharp Increase in Flu Activity

(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - Add Indiana and Kentucky to the list of states with widespread flu activity. While the vaccine's effectiveness can vary from year to year depending on what strain is going around, research continues to support the recommendation that working adults should get vaccinated every fall. But there are hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and tens of thousands of deaths due to the flu in any given year, according to the CDC.

Sullivan, Ind. - New Wendesday, the CDC released information that the 2016 flu vaccine was 32% effective for string a, which is actually, a really good outcome.

The flu doesn't discriminate as to who it will infect, which is why it's important to make sure your workforce is prepared for flu season - which is now in full force. DHS officials say the season usually hits later in Jan, Feb and March.

Flu viruses are easily shared at family gatherings, said Dr. Robert Kezirian a pediatric emergency medicine physician at Valley Children's Hospital.

Stay home when you are sick.

They are taking appointments now for anyone who still needs a flu vaccine.

Many chain drug-store retailers have the flu vaccine available. It is around this time of the year that misinformation and common myths about the flu typically start to arise.

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Also, washing your hands with soap and water or using hand sanitizer, may help to avoid the flu.

Reports have shown the flu vaccine has only been 10% effective this season.

Fact: Influenza certainly does not discriminate. Anyone can have serious flu-related complications and symptoms. The shot also does not boost your immune system; if your immune system was already weakened before you were administered the shot, you may still be infected by the virus.

- clean and disinfect surfaces that may be contaminated. In short, prevention is always better than cure; the best defense against the flu is to get an annual flu shot.

It's too late to get vaccinated. If last year's flu activity is any indication, flu levels won't peak until after the new year. The flu is a risky virus.

Keili Marvel is a pharmacist at Walgreens, Lewes.



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