Feb 17 2018
"This is a tragic reminder of how serious the flu can be for some people", said Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel.
According to the CDC, the best way for parents to protect their children is to get them vaccinated every year.
"Unfortunately, because of the surveillance data we know that the most commonly circulating strain of "B" is the one that was in the children's vaccine and not the adult vaccine", Walters said. Last season, health officials reported 33 flu-related deaths.
Though the northern border near Canada and a little bit along the West Coast show some signs of easing, there are "likely many more weeks to go", CDC spokeswoman Kristen Nordlund said.
The flu virus is highly contagious, so if you are experiencing any symptoms, you need to stay home and make every effort to avoid contact with others for at least 24 hours after the symptoms have stopped.
Until last week, the dominant flu virus in Arkansas was H3N2, a type A virus that usually causes more illness than other viruses and mutates faster, making vaccines less effective against it.
Harris said flu activity this season has dramatically increased.
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Shortly after the Friday morning announcement, House Speaker Paul Ryan, Romney's running mate in 2012, endorsed the campaign. Anderson also said that Romney reached out to him in regards to his comments and "accepted my apology without hesitation".
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Canaan underwent surgery February 1 to fix the ankle he injured the previous day in a game against the Dallas Mavericks. Payton is averaging a career-best 13 points on 37 percent shooting from three.
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He also said Trump was "surprised" by the allegations because "he, like many of us, did not see that in Robert Porter ". But following Porter's resignation and new reporting on abuse allegations, Hatch issued a new statement Wednesday.
A free flu shot clinic will be held Wednesday afternoon at the Citizen's Center, 10 Welcome St., from 3 to 6 p.m., for uninsured city children ages 1 and up and uninsured adults.
It's not too late to get a flu shot, but McMahan suggested people first call their doctor or pharmacist to check availability.
Oklahoma is one of several states reporting widespread influenza activity, with children being especially hit hard. OR and Hawaii, the exceptions, both recorded regional activity for the fifth week of the year. That ties the highest level seen in the USA during swine flu in 2009. "That's a signal of how very intense this flu season has been". H3N2 commonly leads to more severe illness and more hospitalizations, according to Schuchat. These numbers do not include all the people who have had the flu, as many do not see a doctor when sick. This rate is higher than the anticipated 7.3% pneumonia- or flu-related deaths estimated for the week.
Experts are saying the rate of flu-related hospitalizations and deaths is expected to continue to rise throughout the nation toward the end of the 2017-18 season. "It's better than nothing", she said.
The CDC said they believe in the USA, a better indicator is the vaccine's effectiveness previous year.
Effectiveness was rated at 67 percent for H1N1 and 42 percent for influenza B strains.
Meanwhile, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed suit against Michigan-based Memorial Healthcare after the hospital rescinded a job offer to a potential employee who would not get a flu vaccine for religious reasons, the agency announced.
Feb 17 2018
Ramaphosa elected as South Africa's new president
The 65-year old newly appointed president served as the Deputy President of South Africa from 2014 to 2018. The parties say that Ramaphosa will have to back up his words, with concrete plans and programmes.
Feb 17 2018
US Section 232 options justified, would not hurt downstream: Commerce
The federal government has taken action against the dumping of subsidized steel imports from other countries, including China. Trump has until April 11 to announce his decision on steel import curbs and by April 20 to decide on aluminum restrictions.
Feb 16 2018
Flu still running rampant through most ME counties
In CDC parlance, it means that getting the shot reduced the risk of having to go to the doctor because of flu by 36 percent. People should stay at home until they have gone 24 hours without fever, without the use of fever-reducing medications.
Feb 14 2018
'Chelsea Bomber' sentenced to life in prison for 2016 blasts
She described Rahimi's efforts to radicalize fellow prisoners at the federal jail in NY where he has been imprisoned since his arrest.
Feb 14 2018
Of Meghan Markle's Favorite Foods
Ed Sheeran has been asked to perform at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding , it's been reported . The Suits actress once again oozed that Markle sparkle as she donned, yet another, fashionably coat.
Feb 14 2018
Higuain, of course! - Allegri backs his man over Spurs' Kane
Tottenham had a mountain to climb against a side which had reached the Champions League final in two of the past three seasons. Harry Kane pulled one back and then, vitally, Higuain struck the bar with another penalty on the stroke of halftime.
Feb 12 2018
South Africa's ANC to meet on Monday as Zuma deadlock tightens
Critics have expressed concern that Zuma may be requesting immunity from prosecution in exchange for his resignation. Opposition parties have criticized reports of ongoing private talks between Zuma and Ramaphosa.
Feb 11 2018
Hong Kong Bus Crash Kills at Least 18 and Injures Over 60
Local media outlets have quoted an injured person as saying that the bus was going very fast when it entered a curve. Deadly accidents are rare on Hong Kong's public transport system, which it promotes as among the best in the world.
Feb 09 2018
England unveil fresh World Cup kits
Gernot Rohr's men will wear the shirts for the first time on March 23 when they face Poland in a friendly in Warsaw. On twitter they poked fun at the kit, with some vowing not to part with their hard-earned cash this summer.
Feb 09 2018
Years after acquisition, Nest, Google hardware teams to unify
The new structure will make it easier to integrate Google's artificial intelligence and digital assistant into new Nest products. It certainly makes sense for Nest to merge with Google's hardware group, especially since the two are already working together.
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