People Die of Respiratory Diseases Every Year

17 December, 2017, 01:06 | Author: Kelly Sanders
  • CDC says more people die of influenza worldwide than some experts have estimated

The number and percentage of positive tests for influenza B also remains higher for this time of year compared to the same period during the past seven seasons, with five times the number of cumulative detection compared to the same period during the 2014-15, the report adds.

Flu symptoms, which can include fever, coughing, sore throat, body aches, headaches, chills, and fatigue, generally don't pose serious consequences for many people, but can develop into more serious health problems like pneumonia or respiratory failure and can, at times, be fatal.

He predicts the peak of flu season will hit sometime between late December and early March 2018.

A total of four Oklahomans have died this flu season, officials said.

Most deaths, the WHO says, happen with people over the age of 75 and in the world's poorest regions.

A press release shared in Geneva states that new estimates for influenza by the World Health Organization, the federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and their partners take into account the results of recent scientific studies. Because while the influenza may be at best uncomfortable for some people, it is deadly for some.

Flu is a contagious, viral illness that causes mild to severe symptoms that, in rare cases, can lead to death.

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"This Monday and Tuesday, a free shuttle for seniors from City Hall's front drive to the National Sports Centre will help you get your flu shot via Flu Express".

Abilene pharmacist James McCoy said he hasn't seen a large number of people coming in with flu so far, but he similarly advocated shots for those who haven't had them. "As a community, we need to protect the vulnerable - those at high risk for developing flu-related complications - among us".

There are many common misconceptions with influenza and the flu shot circulating throughout the internet and social media.

"Individuals who do not qualify for a flu vaccination at the Division of Health may visit their primary care physician or neighborhood pharmacy to receive one", Sedgwick County says.

Coverage was highest for pregnant women whose doctors recommended and offered the vaccine: Just over half of women in this category had received a shot.

Yet an expert from the state DPH said it's a bit early to push the panic button and declare this season's vaccine ineffective.

That's the message from the Grey Bruce health unit, which is monitoring a rise in influenza cases this month.

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