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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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.
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
Speaking for energy group, Ayotte welcomes Romney to Utah US Senate race
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".
Feb 16 2018
Fed Cup: 10th straight SFs for Czechs; Serena returns for US
The 36-year-old American took time away from the sport to give birth to her daughter Alexis Olympia and get married, to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian .
Feb 15 2018
Google shipped 3.9 million Pixels during 2017 according to report
The company reportedly only shipped 3.9 million Pixel phones in 2017, according to IDC research director Francisco Jeronimo . Apple sold 77.3 million iPhones in the Christmas quarter for an average of 849.450 iPhones a day, per ZDNet's math.
Feb 14 2018
South Africa's worst home-series defeat
From a position of strength, the Men In Blue found themselves in a spot of bother within a few overs. India started on the front foot clinching the first three matches by a comprehensive margins.
Feb 12 2018
Virgil van Dijk faces Southampton for the first time since joining Liverpool
Liverpool have been particularly strong on their travels this season and have scored a league-high 34 goals. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg , who was on the bench for that game, replaces Sofiane Boufal in midfield .
Feb 10 2018
Suns to acquire Elfrid Payton from Magic
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.
Feb 10 2018
Kelly Knew Porter's Security Clearance Would Be Denied Weeks Ago
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.
Feb 09 2018
Sony's 'Venom' spin-off gets its first trailer
Fans have been dissecting every frame of Venom's first trailer today, looking for clues about the plot of the secretive project. Will be interesting to see how Hardy wraps his tongue round this "protector" when the movie is released in October.
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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