Higher vaccine rate attributes to healthier flu season

26 January, 2019, 09:59 | Author: Denise Dawson
  • Health officials encourage Albertans to get their 'very effective' flu shot

Most people recover from fever and other symptoms within a week without requiring medical attention.

Infection with the flu presents a higher risk of serious complications and possible death for certain groups of individuals including young children, pregnant women, people with chronic health conditions, and persons 65 years and older, the department said.

Another reason is that the influenza vaccine tends to perform better during seasons dominated by H1N1, she said, noting that Australia reported a comparable effectiveness rating using the same formulation during its recent flu season.

The weekly flu report published Friday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that three additional children died in the week ending January 19. The report shows that during the 2018-2019 influenza season from November through January, the flu vaccine has been 72 per cent effective.

This year's influenza season to date has taken a less severe turn than the previous season, indicating to state public health officials more Iowans heeded the warnings to get a flu shot. People with flu may be able to infect others from one day before going sick to up to five to seven days after. The network includes hundreds of primary-care practitioners in B.C., Alberta, Ontario and Quebec, who gather positive test results for flu and vaccination status of infected patients seen on an out-patient basis.

Skowronski said there has been a lot of regional variation in the timing and intensity of the influenza epidemic across the country.

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The flu season in Iowa this season is widespread, meaning "there's a fair amount of activity", Pedati said. Often times you see a spike in the "B" cases later on in the flu season.

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is urging state residents to get vaccinated against influenza as cases of the disease are rising across the state.

The flu season is considered to run from the end of August until May.

Needless to say, many of us prefer to rely on "natural" remedies and avoid any side effects from prescription medicines in any health concern.

Of the three pediatric flu deaths reported to the CDC last week, two were related to 2009 H1N1 and one was due to an unsubtyped influenza A virus.


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