According to the Centers for Disease Control, influenza kills upward of 56,000 people each year, especially in really bad years like this one, and can send more than 700,000 people to the hospital.
According to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 2010 to 2014, the flu vaccination reduced the risk of flu-associated death by almost 65 percent in children with no underlying health conditions.
A study published last year by researchers at the CDC, found that "providing paid sick leave to workers who lack it might help decrease the number of workdays lost due to flu and similar illnesses by almost 4 to 11 million per year", resulting in an overall cost savings of $1 billion to $2 billion dollars.
Although some factors are beyond our control, such as the ability of flu virus to change rapidly as it circulates, there are steps that we can take to ensure that the seasonal influenza vaccine protects as many individuals as possible.
Slightly higher than the peak during the severe flu season that ended in early 2015, the hospitalization rate makes this season the worst in recent years.
The influenza virus changes or mutates every year, which makes it very hard to create a vaccine. Since the flu shot is only 36% effective, according to the CDC, patients are looking for alternatives. The data, which only goes back to 2010, shows that as of January, 2018 has the highest amount of laboratory confirmed influenza hospitalizations out of the last eight years.
Menlo Medical Clinic in California has this diagnostic tool, which looks for the flu virus in a different way that doctors say is far more effective than conventional tests.
"These new trivalent (three strain) vaccines work in over 65s by generating a strong immune response and are more effective for this age group in protecting against influenza".
Between classes, clubs and sports, the last thing any college student needs is to be knocked out for two weeks from the flu. Many pharmacies also offer flu vaccine to kids.
Still, drugmakers are scrambling to produce a better vaccine called a "universal vaccine".
Have you, or someone you know, gotten sick with the flu? Thus, for egg-based vaccines, the lower-than-desirable efficacy being observed is not likely related to the process of adapting the virus to grow well in eggs.
"It is important to note that the flu vaccines are inactive viruses". It seems that their immune systems didn't bother to recognize the differences from the egg mutations because they already recognized so many other sites on the vaccine strain.
Inside was a sleeping man and a young girl-who turned out to be 4 years old, but was sitting in the front passenger seat. The FBI was involved in the investigation and had offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to Heidi's recovery.
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Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Network - five study sites across the U.S. "We've got a good vaccine but not a great vaccine". According to the DPH, three deaths have been reported in Sussex County with the rest coming from New Castle County.
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