Santa Clara County reports first flu death of season

Ministry: Take Precautions Against Influenza

Flu jab reminder as cases on island rise

The finding is especially important for people aged 65 years and over.

During flu season, it's wise not to share drinks or food.

We're in the thick of flu season and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention most recent report shows that flu activity is widespread among almost 30 states.

He says getting vaccinated against the flu is a social responsibility, because anyone with the virus can spread it to unsuspecting people up to about 6 feet away by talking, sneezing or coughing.

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Richard Webby, Ph.D., is a member of the infectious disease department at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Director of the World Health Organization's Collaborating Center on the Ecology of Influenza in Animals and Birds that focuses on understanding influenza and improving vaccines to combat the virus. The statistics show a large decrease in confirmed cases since the middle to end of December.

Most patients hospitalized for severe influenza are in the 65-and-up age group. Even someone like you, who has not had influenza in the past, should still get an annual flu vaccine.

To best protect yourself from the flu, you need to get a flu vaccine every year.

She recommended that parents keep their children home if they are showing flu-like symptoms.

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His attitude has been spot on, so, hopefully, he'll enjoy the game. "Friday night will be a stern examination of both sets of defenders".

Numbers reported at hospitals for RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) are higher than reports of flu. Vaccination also reduced the severity of the illness.

At the start of flu season, I strongly urged Americans to get the shot despite the potential for a milder cycle than last year's deadly flu season. Dr. Sullivan says that's just one of many reasons it's so crucial to get the flu shot. It reduced the risk of being admitted to an ICU with flu by 82%. All individuals with flu-like symptoms should stay home from work and school until at least 24 hours after fever has ended. "You can not get the flu from a flu shot".

Last year, more than 30 cases of H1N1, also known as swine flu, were reported in Punjab, whereas 443 cases were reported in 2016.

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