ibusinesslines.com
ibusinesslines.com January 17, 2018


Health Dept. confirms flu death

10 January 2018, 11:08 | Melissa Porter

Health Dept. confirms flu death

Health Dept. confirms flu death

It is the state's first pediatric flu death of the 2018-18 flu season.

"No vaccine is 100 percent effective", said Carolyn Kaltenberg, a nurse and immunization program manager with Grand Forks Public Health.

ODH also reports 1,750 new confirmed flu-associated hospitalizations in OH during the first week of January, a significant increase over 925 reported during the last week of December.

Since October, there have been 166 people hospitalized with the flu in Lucas County.

The flu is landing more people in the ER than usual.

Even the flu-related deaths can be undercounted because they are not always attributed as such.

The state does track flu-associated hospitalizations, which are rising.

Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that everyone six months old and older get a flu shot. H3N2-predominant flu seasons have been associated with more severe illness, especially among children and adults age 65 and older.


"Normally in a season, we'll see a peak of influenza A happening some time towards the end of December or through January", Murti said Monday.

Those being treated for a respiratory illness or have flu-like-symptoms should obtain a mask at a Riverwood clinic or the hospital reception desk and wear it until you leave the facility.

"The virus we're giving them is dead, it's virtually impossible to get the flu from a vaccine", de Lota said.

The Ohio Department of Health said influenza A, or H3N2, is the most common virus this season. Byrne says, "It's a high fever, usually over a hundred degrees, with a severe headache and body aches, and extreme fatigue that can last up to three weeks; and you could have a cough".

According to USA officials, the flu vaccine is still the best way to safeguard your immune system against influenza.

Other effective ways to avoid getting or spreading the flu include: washing hands frequently or using alcohol-based hand sanitizer; covering coughs and sneezes with tissues, or coughing or sneezing into elbows; avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth; and staying home when sick.

"These antiviral medications can reduce the severity of the flu and prevent serious flu complications", Koenig said.



Other News

Trending Now

Hrithik Roshan Has The Perfect Return Gift For Fans On His Birthday
The director of the popular franchise, Rakesh Roshan , took to Twitter to announce the big news and reveal the release date. The eye opener video highlights why Hrithik Roshan deserves more than the love that the actor has been bestowed with.

Conte admits Liverpool beat Chelsea to Van Dijk signing
Jurgen Klopp made it very clear that it was Virgil van Dijk or bust in the summer transfer window as he searched for a top quality centre-back.

Toyota unveils new fully-autonomous concept vehicle
But Pizza Hut isn't the first pizza giant to make a move toward driverless delivery, as Domino's announced its own plan in August. The companies preliminary testing for the process at Mcity, a simulated city environment on the campus of the University of MI .

Ikea Asks You to Pee on Its New Ad
It includes a pregnancy test strip on the bottom for urinating on, not unlike a pregnancy test from a local drug store. Technical advancements made during the work with this campaign have the potential to improve medical diagnostics'.

Toyota, Mazda plan to build factory in Alabama
It produces most of the cars and trucks it sells in the U.S.at those US plants and exports some of those cars to other markets. In addition to the existing Toyota engine plant it has plants for Hyundai, Honda and Mercedes-Benz.

UIDAI introduces Virtual Aadhaar ID to address privacy concerns
If a person forgets the Virtual ID number issued, he or she retrieve the number or generate a new one. A 16-digit, arbitrarily produced number, will be used for verification rather than Aadhaar number.

Bigg Boss 11: Akash Dadlani leaves the house in midnight elimination
Remember, how she called her a "loser" and a "bhains" during the initial week of Bigg Boss? Akash and Puneesh get tensed. Despite Hina Khan's pleading, she will smash her "Sherr Khan" mug which was gifted to her by boyfriend Rocky Jaiswal.