OH reports two pediatric flu deaths

Bryan Strickland
January 11, 2018

"People will still benefit from taking the vaccine", he said.

Vaccine manufacturers, the World Health Organization and others are studying the situation to determine if that was the case, she said.

A recent update by the Centers For Disease Control shows 46 states at a high or widespread level for influenza... "If a person has a flu-like illness without signs of serious illness, (they) should remain at home", he said.

Physicians say that the best ways to get over the flu and keep it from spreading are to wash your hands often, keep hydrated, and cover your cough. She says free vaccines are available at the Health Department on W. Central, as supplies last.

ODH also reports 1,750 new confirmed flu-associated hospitalizations in OH during the first week of January, a significant increase over 925 reported during the last week of December.

She added that typically, Influenza A is much more hard to experience than Influenza B.

They also said during this time of year, they usually see students, especially athletes who come down with the flu. There have been 34 reported deaths.

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Residents suffering from flu-like symptoms can take solace they're not alone after Hays County officials estimated more than 300 confirmed cases of the virus at the end of December. There have been fewer than five pediatric deaths.

"This is certainly the busiest we have been as a hospital in terms of flu cases", said Dr. Bernard Camins.

Additionally confounding issues, numerous healing facilities across the country are battling with a deficiency of sacks that contain liquids that convey drug to treat dried out patients, including influenza patients. "Certainly we're seeing that in the hospital", he said.

He said they've also seen Type B flu and the H1N1 strain of the flu this year. The dominant influenza A strain is H3N2, a subtype of influenza A, viruses which tend to cause more severe disease in the very young and the elderly.

Despite that, he said, "it's still extremely important to get the vaccine".

Not only California but other places also severely affected by influenza. Some protection is better than none, and the flu may be less severe in people who have been vaccinated.

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