This season's flu is shaping up to be particularly hard on children, with an additional 14 kids dying this week, CDC says.
At least 14,000 people have died and 250,000 have been hospitalized due to the flu, according to preliminary estimates from the CDC.37 to 187 . This year's flu shot isn't an exact match for the strain that's been circulating most widely, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't get it, health experts said. "The influenza vaccine protects against various strains, three or four, depending on which vaccine you receive," said Dr. William Schaffner, medical director for the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. Early 2019 to 2020 flu activity primarily was driven by influenza B/Victoria viruses, for which the vaccine is not a great match. Now, that flu activity is changing,"an increase in A/H1N1," Schaffner said. "It looks like we’re having a second wave," he added."The vaccine is exactly on target against this strain." MORE: Flu season, with activity in 30 states, gets earliest start in a decade In general, influenza B is more common in children, while influenza A, also called H1N1, is more commonly seen in older adults, according to Dr. Jessica Grayson, an assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. So far, 14,000 people have died and 250,000 people have been hospitalized during the 2019-2020 flu season, according to preliminary estimates from the CDC . "The flu season began early this year and took off aggressively," added Schaffner."It began prominently in the southeastern states but quickly spread. So far, there is no sign that the momentum of the annual epidemic is slowing." The majority of states, as well as New York City and Puerto Rico, are seeing high flu activity. In total, the CDC estimates that 26 million people have gotten the flu so far this season. 2019 - 2020 Flu Season Activity for the week ending feb. 8 2019 - 2020 Flu Season Activity for the week ending feb. 8 CDC according to the Mayo Clinic . While the flu might seem like a relatively minor disease because it's so common, complications from the flu, which can include pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma flare-ups and heart problems, can be deadly. Read more: ABC News
CDC there's a complete waste of tax payers money. Advice for ANY illness that's highly communicable, whether it's a *new illness* or the same old thing: If you have a cough, sniffles, fever... be decent. Stay home. Structural Biochemistry/Carbohydrates/Virus⛹️ Sad So because the first one was 'not on point ' we need to get a second dose of mercury, got it
It's the wrong kind of flu for the Americans to care. Call it something cool so the government will devote resources to stopping preventable deaths. No one seems to be as worried about this as they are about the Coronavirus. Okay
Dog reunited with Texas family nearly 14 years after going missing'After all these years he finally got home and we're just so excited we were able to help,' a volunteer at Saving Hope animal rescue said after the dog was reunited with its original owner.
There are now 14 cases of coronavirus in the U.S.The patient in San Diego is a person who was evacuated from Wuhan, China, where nearly 60,000 people have been infected with what's now known as COVID-19. COVID-19: C=China O=Outbreaks V=Virus I =Induced D=Deaths 19=2019 Damn 14 already? MannyFragoza Whatever happened to Ebola?
Australia extends ban on foreign travelers who've been to China within past 14 daysSome 44 more people on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in Yokohama Bay have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases on the ship to 219. I want to send a message for Chinese. “Go for it!” Meanwhile the USA and the dumbasses in the CDC are allowing the virus to reach us with telling any people coming from China to stay home for 2 weeks and self monitor. roll out thus temp tents an have them sit on the tar, for 45 days as a rule out.
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John Kelly Criticizes Trump 14 Months After Leaving White HouseThe president’s former chief of staff claims he could have prevented some recent bad behavior. ^^^ So - if someone who left the WH 18 months ago has something to say about how bad Trump is, we want them to keep it to themselves? Can’t we just let Trump attack Gen. Kelly? Do we have to do it too? If Trump has taught us anything, it's that only actions count. Words have no value in his administration
Ga. Girl Who Recently Turned 14 Is Killed in Terrifying Home Invasion: ‘Very Senseless’Police are searching for suspects who stormed into a home in Coweta County Tuesday night, yelling demands and firing shots that struck Haley Adams So sad. RIP