First pediatric flu deaths for the season reported in Kentucky

Flu epidemic is crippling America - particularly kids: Rate of under-fives hospitalized with deadly H3N2 has DOUBLED in just one week - as CDC warns new viral strains are emerging

Dr. Fredrick Echols, the director of the department's Communicable Disease Control Services, said the specific cause for the increase in influenza cases is unknown.

"The flu season tends to peak between December and February". In the last week, hospitalizations of children under five have nearly doubled and there were seven more pediatric deaths, bringing the season total to 20. "That is more than 90 percent of hospital beds that are filled within those public health districts", Alabama Acting Health Officer Scott Harris said.

On January 2, 2018, Dallas County health officials reported a sixth death from the flu.

The advice from Werker, Shahab and others is to stay home when you're sick, cough into your sleeve and always wash your hands.

Even if you get your flu shot - you're not completely immune to all strains of the virus.

"Influenza is not the common cold, it's the fever, the headache, the muscle ache, cough".

He said very young kids and the elderly are the most vunerable.

More news: 'Unusual layer of brown grass' worries Proteas' captain Faf du Plessis

The hospital says because of the high number of patients suffering from respiratory viral illnesses, predominantly the flu.

According to the CDC, there have been more than 41,000 cases nationwide this flue season, three times higher than last season. Almost 6,500 people have been hospitalized since the season started in October.

Local media outlets report Carmel Christian School in Matthews canceled classes Thursday and Friday after reports of a flu-like outbreak which has affected more than 160 students.

The MDH has a link that will provide the nearest locations for flu vaccines in South Mississippi.

While flu season may be just peaking this week, the CDC recommends people who have not yet been vaccinated do so.

Safranek said a vaccine for people with egg allergies, called Flublok seems to be more effective this year.

In Montgomery County, there have been 74 confirmed cases of influenza A. Last year's numbers were not available. "Stay at home if they have the flu or flu-like symptoms and avoid contact with others".

Related News:



Most liked

Diana Ross 'frightened' after false missile scare in Hawaii
The whole state was terrified. "There is nothing more important to Hawaii than professionalizing and fool-proofing this process". Matt Lopresti, a member of the Hawaiian House of Representatives, was at home when he received the alert on his mobile phone.

Moshe to accompany Israeli PM on his India visit
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will arrive on a six-day visit to India, starting from Sunday. "Our relationship is richer and wider in terms of collaboration and complementarity".

Vivo showed the original smartphone with fingerprint scanner in the display
Most phones use capacitive sensors for their fingerprint readers, which require your finger to have a pulse to be read. Apart from its highlight in-display fingerprint sensor feature, nothing else is known about the phone as of now.

Facebook changes its news feed to focus on friends and family
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants the time users spend on the social network to be more meaningful, so an overhaul is in store. This update would be one of the most significant ones we have made. "What are we really here to do?" he told The Times .

Brokenshire resigns as Northern Ireland Secretary
In response, Mrs May said it was "absolutely right that you should put your health first, for your sake and that of your family". DUP leader Arlene Foster added: "This is clearly a hard time for not only James but for Cathy, his wife and his children".

Voters Wary of Trump, Confident in Economy
Another 7 percent say they should stay but not become citizens - while only 11 percent say they should get the boot. Sixty-nine percent of respondents said Trump is not levelheaded, while 28 percent disagreed.

Prince Harry hasn't asked Prince William to be best man... yet
Markle's father, who is divorced from her mother, recently expressed his excitement about Markle's upcoming wedding. It is likely, however, that Prince George and Prince Charlotte will nab roles in the ceremony.

Is Zuma Lost? SpaceX Said Its Rocket Did Everything Right
A launch date for the maiden Falcon Heavy test flight has not been officially scheduled, but it could occur by the end of January. The company has recently ramped up its launch pace, even launching two missions from opposite coasts within about 48 hours.

Hong Kong Business PMI Rises To 51.5 In December - Nikkei
The report noted faster growth of output, total new work and export sales, as well as an increase in backlogs of work. Panellists attributed greater production to more favourable demand conditions and increased new order volumes.

NYC to divest from fossil fuel companies, sues 5 oil firms
Hurricane Sandy cost New York City more than $ 19 billion and resiliency efforts have been continuing since the 2012 storm. Ever since Sandy, New Yorkers understand the risk, especially for the poorest and most vulnerable".

Here's something you need to know about flu
All children aged two and three years olds are eligible for a free nasal spray flu vaccine at their GP surgery each winter. Florida is among the 46 states where the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting widespread flu activity.

Celebrities call for #JusticeforZainab to end girls' rape and murder in Pakistan
In a condemnation posted on Twitter , PTI chief stated: "This is not the first time such horrific acts have happened". She managed to escape her captor and return home but has been left severely traumatised by her ordeal, reports say .

'Mario Tennis Aces' announced for the Nintendo Switch
A final release date is yet to be confirmed, but when it's released it'll incorporate both touchscreen and Joy-Con controls. Overkill Software's " Payday 2 " is being ported for the Nintendo Switch and it will arrive for the console on February 27.

Trump skips parts of national anthem at football game
Obviously Trump's critics were delighted and took to Twitter to gloat or simply express their astonishment. Crooked Hillary Clinton also played these cards very hard and, as everyone knows, went down in flames.

H and M apologizes after racism charges in monkey sweatshirt ad
The company added that they agreed with The Weeknd's reaction and would "continue the discussion" with the star and his team. The need for sensitivity in marketing and advertising is a crucial step towards inclusion.