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First CT flu death of the season confirmed

First CT flu death of the season confirmed

A group of Australian researchers found that this year's flu vaccine may be just 10 percent effective in keeping the flu and colds at bay.

"They have a less tropical climate, one that's more like ours", Patel said in a news release.

Experts say that if you do get the flu, it will likely be less severe if you have gotten a flu shot.

This flu season is beginning earlier than the previous couple of years, which had unusually late starts.

'Continued efforts are needed to increase the percentage of the population vaccinated during the next few months in order to reduce the burden of flu, ' the authors of the CDC report said.

"A common myth is that the flu shot can give you the flu", said Swift.

Health officials like Maggie Hall, with the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County, say that could be an early indication of a more severe influenza season early next year.

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There were six hospitalizations and one flu-related death in the region in November.

Influenza activity is on the rise across the United States, with several influenza activity indicators higher than what is typically seen for this time of year, according to a recently-published CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

We also researched bird flu strains by visiting a New England shoreline each year to take samples from birds that travel from the southern tip of South America and take a break to feed on horseshoe crabs. And often, by then, more than one-third of those admissions will test positive for the flu. As part of a team that comes up with the vaccine for the season, I am the first to acknowledge that we don't always get the vaccine exactly right.

Several areas throughout IL are experiencing heightened flu activity, and one preliminary report shows the flu vaccine may only be 10% effective.

The flu is a contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus infecting the nose, throat, and lungs and can lead to serious complications such as pneumonia or bronchitis, hospitalization, or even death.

Australia's most recent flu season - which typically sets a pattern for what the USA will face - was particularly rough and the flu vaccine was only 10 percent effective there. That's why flu vaccines also change each year. "Therefore, you have much more closeness between people, making them more contagious if they are ill, especially during the holidays".


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