ibusinesslines.com
ibusinesslines.com June 19, 2018


Has a 'severe' flu season reached its peak in Idaho? Maybe not

14 January 2018, 01:53 | Erica Roy

The number of flu deaths in any year is between 80 and 120 people

The number of flu deaths in any year is between 80 and 120 people

The flu season, which runs from October to May, started early and has so far been severe, according to the federal CDC.

"It's January, so we're getting flu cases", Cornish said.

She also recommends people get the flu vaccine, which is available at any of Trinity's three walk-in vaccination sites at Trinity Health South Ridge, 1500 24th Ave.

Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness that usually comes on suddenly, according to the CDC. "They've found through research that in the winter months there are congregations of people and that provides an excellent mode of transmission". The El Paso Health Department reports there are 1,163 confirmed cases reported so far this flu season, as compared to 252 cases this time previous year. In the first week of 2018 alone, 425 new cases were reported from 38 counties.

Canada-wide, there have been 54 flu-related deaths so far this winter.

This season, the predominant flu strain is H3N2, a form of influenza A. This flu strain is associated with more severe illness, especially among children and the elderly.

"It's earlier than normal, so there's the worry now that is this going to grumble on compared to a year ago - mid February, late February", he said. Over the holidays, kids are home from school spending time with their families and friends.

Morgan attributed the epidemic in part to the strain of the flu this season.


"We have had some of those detected, but not all tests are sub-typed out", Allen said. More than half of those patients have been diagnosed with influenza, Central Health said Friday. It can be spread through coughing, sneezing or contact with an infected person. Practice good hand hygiene - wash your hands with soap and water or a hand-sanitizing product liberally - before and after eating, going to the bathroom, spending time in high-traffic settings such as the mall or airport.

The H3N2 strain is more unsafe to patients over 65, under 2 and to those of any age deemed high-risk due to other health issues, such as chronic diseases.

Pharmacies across the United Kingdom are running out of the flu vaccine, as fears of a national epidemic continue to grow.

Stacey Anderson of the DPHHS Communicable Disease Epidemiology section agrees. According to the CDC, this year's flu shot included an influenza A H1N1, an influenza A H3N2, and an influenza B/Victoria lineage virus.

Even if the shot does not prevent you from getting the flu, experts say it can lessen the severity and shorten the duration.

Most of the cases are in the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend, but there are also cases in both Morriston and Singleton hospital in Swansea.

The number of Northern Ireland people diagnosed with the flu group that includes the so-called "Aussie Flu" strain has increased to 231, the Public Health Agency (PHA) has confirmed. The next step is to go home and stay there. "That's why we had a lot sicker people", he said.



Other News

Trending Now

South Park For Nintendo Switch Has Been Listed By Aussie Retailer Sanity
After what has seemed like an eternity, Warhorse Studios is finally ready to release its exciting medieval RPG next month. The elusive lore, fantastic combat, and captivating world have drawn players in over the course of five games.

People from 'shithole countries' share their accomplishments to prove Trump wrong
We certainly agree, and we're sure that the millions of people President Trump insulted with his comments do, too. He also reportedly said Haitians "all have AIDS", according to New York Times .

Jeremy Hunt Insists The NHS Is NOT In Crisis
The MP said: "This latest crisis, which has led to cancelling operations this month, is a new low for the NHS under the Tories". Mrs Cooper said a Labour government would create more funding and staffing for the NHS, principally by taxing higher earners.

Philippe Coutinho's Move To Barcelona, Bad For Premier League- Eden Hazard
Until the City game, I think we were level and after that game we struggled a bit and City obviously used the momentum. He is a player of Leipzig, that's what I know and will be here in the summer, that's what I know as well.

Toyota GR Super Sports Concept - 1000hp Hybrid Hypercar
Tomoyama references Toyota president Akio Toyoda's statement a year ago in summing up the philosophy driving the development. Interestingly, it gets hybrid tech that's evolved from their participation at the WEC (World Endurance Championship).

YouTube Execs on Logan Paul Scandal: "Actions Should Speak Louder Than Words"
You deserve to know what's going on", "Like many others, we were upset by the video that was shared last week. "You do not walk into a suicide forest with a camera and claim mental health awareness, '" YouTube said .

WVU's 15-game win streak snapped in narrow loss to Texas Tech
That was the fourth time this year West Virginia was held under 40% and it was their worst shooting performance of the season. An in-your-space squad that feeds off turnovers forced only three in the second-half when Huggins tried 1-3-1 and 2-3 zones.