This has been a severe season, with 159 flu-related deaths reported in Arkansas so far.
Richmond County Health Director Tommy Jarrell said Friday that he has heard that some of those deaths have been in Richmond County but he did not have a specific number, adding that there was nothing from the state indicating the death of a child from the flu.
This year's flu season is one of the worst in recent years, causing UC San Diego to restrict visitor access in its hospitals and Student Health Services (SHS) to notify students of flu procedures to minimize the spread of the influenza virus.
THURSDAY, Feb. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) - Doctors can offer patients a new version of the nasal spray flu vaccine FluMist next winter, a US government advisory panel says. People over the age of 65 are the most likely to be hospitalized at a rate of 322.7 per 100,000, followed by adults aged 50 to 64 years (79.9 per 100,000), and younger children aged 0 to 4 years (52.6 per 100,000).
Hundreds of accidental 911 calls being placed from Apple fix center
It seems the issue has been popping up constantly since the iPhone maker released the Apple Watch Series 3 previous year . It's not clear why the calls are being placed, or if they're coming from iPhones or Apple Watches.
Though the public generally considers vaccine production - which begins almost 1 year in advance of the season - to be the fault for low VEs, there's other variables in the production process that could be pointed to. 3, then dropped to 21 last week before spiking a bit this week at 27.
These strains are used to make seed virus.
The Washington Post reported that this flu season has sent more people to the hospital with the illness than any other season in almost a decade. "They look at the news and see more people getting sick so they say let me get it". This is especially important because of the possible peak in influenza B cases later this flu season.
"Influenza (flu), a contagious respiratory illness which affects thousands of people in the Caribbean each year". Seasonal influenza vaccine must be changed each year as the viruses naturally change over time. A new study shows the flu vaccination can prevent heart attacks.
Alberta Health also recommends people cover their mouths when coughing, wash hands regularly and stay home when sick to avoid spreading the infection.