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2 pediatric flu deaths among 36 reported in Kentucky

2 pediatric flu deaths among 36 reported in Kentucky

The London, Birmingham, Sheffield and Leeds branches we spoke to said they were completely out of stock, and could not confirm when new supplies would be received.

"Recently, the CDC issued a health advisory advising clinicians that all hospitalized and high-risk persons with suspected influenza should be treated with antiviral medications and that benefits are observed even when treatment is initiated beyond two days of illness onset", he said. Information on how effective the vaccine is typically is not available until the flu season is over.

Without reveling her age, Richardson says it's her exercise and diet that has kept her healthy.

"(People) tend to congregate indoors, not go outside.

"Signs to look out for are fever, body aches, it comes on pretty quickly and then you had headache and runny nose", said Andrew Zurcher, nurse practitioner at CHI Health's Quick Care on 50th and O streets.

According to the latest weekly report, the main circulating strains of Influenza in Manitoba this season are Influenzas A and B, with 562 laboratory-confirmed cases of Influenza A (to which the H3N2 strain belongs) and 37 cases of Influenza B, though those numbers don't represent the population at-large. There have been 54 reported flu deaths in Canada, five of which were children.

And the most common form of flu this year has been Influenza A, H3N2, which is more often linked to severe illness, especially in children and adults 65 and older, according to Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, director of the CDC. Balter said while this year's outbreak was early, it's too soon to say what exactly caused the spike in the number of illnesses. Flu sufferers should be free of a fever, without the use of a fever reducer, for at least 24 hours before returning to school or work. Emergency room visits are at an all-time high as doctors work through what they are calling the worst flu season in four years. That was an increase from 36 states the previous week.

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The strain of influenza that is spreading the most is called H3N2.

"We have had some of those detected, but not all tests are sub-typed out", Allen said. "Be sure to wash your hands, particularly if you are sick yourself", Harris said. All deaths reported this year were people over the age of 65.

As of January 12, 2018 Manitoba Health reports 20.2 per cent of Manitoban residents have been immunized with flu vaccine.

Stacey Anderson of the DPHHS Communicable Disease Epidemiology section agrees.

"We are seeing small percentages of them now but the prominent b strain usually is a later appearing strain in the flu season so there is still time to protect that", explained Levine.

Even if the shot does not prevent you from getting the flu, experts say it can lessen the severity and shorten the duration. It hits humans harder than other strains - and scientists don't know why, according to a recent analysis in The Atlantic.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.


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