For this flu season, there have been 185 deaths of people 65 or older, 49 for ages 50 to 64, 12 for ages 25 to 49, three for ages 5 to 17 and ages 18 to 24, and one from birth to age 4.
She has been following CDC guidelines for treating patients and using the antiviral medication Tamiflu and found that they have responded well.
Dear Doctor: My pharmacist recently told me I could get a flu shot, even though I have an egg allergy.
As far as the overall Minnesota flu outbreak, the health department has downgraded its severity from "widespread" to "regional". The Flu Vaccine Act, which was introduced in the Senate a few weeks ago, was introduced in the House this week.
Flu season in North Carolina runs into May, according to state health officials.
The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year.
Moody and Jhaveri said another strain of the flu could become active, or the now active strain could find its way to vulnerable populations.
The biggest issue in the past with FluMist was with the influenza A H1N1 strain of the virus.
Dr. Tan says influenza type B cases are increasing in the state.
This time, the ACIP panel reviewed the data and agreed.
Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by a virus which is spread by infected people coughing, sneezing or touching a surface handled by others.
The Health Center has attempted to provide students with relief after contracting the flu. Advances in influenza virology, immunology and vaccinology make the development of a universal influenza vaccine more feasible than a decade ago, according to the authors.
Partly as a result, today the flu is much more unsafe than measles.
The cornerstone of both seasonal and pandemic influenza prevention and control is the development of vaccines against specific influenza strains that pose a potentially significant risk to the public.
In general, more people tend to get the shot than FluMist. It is the first study to examine the relationship between influenza vaccination and death or hospitalization in heart failure patients through meta-analysis, a research method in which the collected results of multiple studies are analyzed together.