Monday, 27 January, 2020

State reports another death from the flu

Anita Tucker | 05 January, 2020, 00:18

"Hopefully it won't, but if it continues to go straight up, this could really be a bad year".

Overall, the percentage of deaths in the United States attributable to pneumonia and flu during the week ending December 28 was 5.5 percent, down from 5.7 percent the previous week and still below the 6.4 percent threshold the CDC uses to determine whether there is an epidemic.

A year ago the flu killed 116 children nationwide.

Thus far this flu season, an estimated 2,900 people have died from the flu in the US.

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With the stroke of his pen, the FDA had 180 days to update its regulations - with the change taking hold 90 days later. The FDA also noted that more information will be available regarding the policy change as it becomes available.

The new weekly figures from Public Health England show that the number of GP consultations over flu-like symptoms has risen by more than a fifth in a week.

Two more residents died due to flu complications last week while lab-confirmed flu cases spiked to almost 1,400, county health officials announced Thursday. County health officials have now confirmed 3,838 cases since July 1, when tracking for this flu season began.

"The hospitalizations and pneumonia and influenza mortality is not elevated right now". But researchers studying viruses say that influenza is much more stable in cold air. This season got off to an early and unusual start, with flu "B" viruses dominating. So please help protect yourself and loved ones by getting vaccinated.

For those looking to get a flu vaccine, it's recommended you call your local health office ahead of time to confirm they still have vaccines available. And this small butterfly-shaped gland plays a crucial role in the functioning of our entire body. Expert guest Dr. Amy Myers shares how having a thyroid disorder affected her life and how she's helping women with similar issues. Tune in this Saturday, January 4th at 1 pm.

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