Tuesday, 11 December, 2018

5 flu-related deaths confirmed in Houston area

Three more flu-related deaths reported in Lucas County Three adults dead from flu-related complications in Lucas County
Ben Pena | 12 January, 2018, 12:16

The Government's plan for flu pandemic stated: "Scientific modelling estimates that the United Kingdom could experience up to 750,000 additional deaths over the course of a pandemic". "So, about two weeks after getting the flu shot, your body has developed an immune response".

What is the H3N2 flu strain?

"Even when there is a good match between the influenza strains that circulate and those that are used in the vaccine, there is a difference in its effectiveness", Werker explained.

Each year, when scientists put together the flu shot, they take an educated guess on what strains of the flu virus will best protect the most patients.

Between 2003 - 2013 H3N2 caused more deaths on average than other years.

As a result, children produce a stronger "transmission" of the flu - just as was the case in 2009 with the Swine Flu outbreak.

So what is "Aussie Flu"?

Normally one type picks up after the other has peaked, she said, but that's not the case, this year. Regardless, experts still recommend getting the flu shot, because there are multiple strains of viruses going around.

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Wednesday's announcement came after seven people died from the flu Tuesday, according to the county.

The flu could hit Pennsylvania hard the next three months.

"Based on the Australian experience public health officials need to meet and urgently review emergency planning procedures", he said. "In fact, such a sharp increase in activity is a signature feature of influenza that distinguishes it from other respiratory viruses that have a more prolonged, grumbling activity through the winter period".

"The most severe symptoms someone can have are typically things that are related to breathing". Whitehead said you are the first line of defense in protecting yourself from contracting the virus. If you touch something, it gets on you.

Taking paracetamol or ibuprofen can also help to lower your temperature and treat aches and pains.

Those aged 65 and over, pregnant women and people at most risk of serious illness are all offered the flu vaccination on the NHS.

The NHS also advises seeking medical attention if you develop chest pain, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing or begin coughing up blood as well as if symptoms are not improving after a week.

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