She says the gene gun doesn't hurt at all, because the particles are too small for your skin to feel. It is especially important for pregnant women and others at high risk for complications. Yet a true case of influenza can be severe, lasting a week or two and sometimes causing complications like pneumonia. The CDC also pointed out that flu shots are advisable to fight off influenza B and influenza A (H1N1).
To protect pediatric patients, mothers and newborns from flu viruses circulating in our region, all Samaritan Health Services hospitals will limit visitors in birthing centers, beginning January 4. The number of cases reported for the week ending December 23 was 1,745, a 96 percent jump over the 892 reports received the previous week.
No visitors with influenza-like illness, fever or a cough.
Experts have been warning the Aussie flu could be more risky than the 1968 flu pandemic that killed more than a million worldwide. Of the nine deaths, one was ages 5 to 24; four were ages 50-64 and four were 65 or older.
Public health expert Professor Robert Dingwall, of Nottingham Trent University, previously told BT.com: "The reports from Australia suggest the United Kingdom might be in for the worst winter flu season for many years".
Something similar happened a few years ago. He estimated this year's vaccine has been shown to be about 10 to 15 percent effective in preventing the disease. "It's just as high up there as a vaccine".
People who get sick easily or have cancer, diabetes, HIV, autoimmune disorders, transplant patients, people with no spleen, people suffering from severe burns or physical trauma, chronic kidney or liver disease.
"It's going to be a particularly bad one", Dr. Deb Fuller, a professor and researcher with UW Medicine in the Department of Microbiology, said.
"These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby", the CDC reports. Predicting the right type of flu to arm against is the key because the immune response is not good at dealing with changes in virus structure that influenza can get through mutation. The health clinic is located at 696 S. First St. (doors on west side of annex), and clinic hours are 8:15 a.m.to 3:45 p.m. Monday through Friday; appointments are preferred and the number is 812-462-3431.
Gregg and Rusk County are both categorized by TDSHS as "rapid test positive flu" counties in the state.
The flu usually comes on suddenly.
Achebe said not everyone who gets the flu is asked whether they were immunized, but a few people who got the shot still got sick. Many users of the app also self-report symptoms and diagnoses.
Not everyone with flu will have a fever.
So far, 512 flu-related hospitalizations have been reported to the CDC this year. "It's important to know that it takes about two weeks for the vaccine to take effect".