Connecticut Reports its First Flu-Related Death This Season

Currently circulating viruses seem not to have undergone significant antigenic drift

For that reason, again the CDC recommends getting the flu shot.

The low effectives reports making headlines is based off of other countries, like Australia, that have already experience their flu season.

Shaun Jayakar - a family medicine specialist from St. John Hospital in Detroit - said it's too soon to draw these conclusions. Health experts say the most effective method of avoiding the flu is getting a flu shot. Now circulating viruses seem not to have undergone significant antigenic drift; circulating A (H3N2) viruses are antigenically less similar to egg-grown A (H3N2) viruses used for most United States influenza vaccine production. Most people with RSV recover on their own in a couple weeks, but infants and young children, people with asthma and older adults are at higher risk for developing a more severe form of the virus.

But Jessica Rigler, the agency's bureau chief for public health preparedness, said she's not prepared to say at this point that the pattern being set - 385 new cases this past week alone versus 43 the same week previous year - will lead to some new record in the number of people who get infected. This year, there have been no severe cases or related deaths, Corson said.

Flu vaccines also are available at most primary care clinics, usually at no cost with insurance. Michiganders can get a walk-in vaccine at a CVS Pharmacy Minute Clinic, or at a Kroger Pharmacy or Meijer Pharmacy near you. If you do still get the flu even after your flu shot, it isn't because of the vaccine itself.

The death of the season was announced by the Connecticut Department of Public Health on its website during the week ending December 2.

Named the best video games of this year
The second DLC pack is now available for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild , available as part of the Expansion Pass . Even more interesting is Mario is a lot more popular in North America than Zelda , and sales numbers prove that.

The widespread presence of flu, she said, has been declared three weeks earlier than it was in 2016. The shot itself is made up of dead or inactivated particles of a flu virus. So far this year: 93 cases.

During last years flu season, less than 50 percent of people in the USA reported having been vaccinated by the end of November, according to the CDC.

Several indicators of influenza activity were reported to be higher than normally seen at this time of year. At this time a year ago, Memorial Medical Center in Springfield had treated 14 cases of influenza.

"I think that just reflects who gets swabbed", Shahab said.

Doctors say what happens in the US with flu season tends to mirror what happened in the southern hemisphere.

The flu is an extremely contagious illness. Children of all ages with a health condition that puts them at greater risk of flu are also eligible for the flu vaccine. The flu vaccine DCHHS provides is an all-in-one vaccine that protects against multiple flu strains including the H1N1 virus.

Related News:



Most liked

The Ball Brothers Just Signed With A Pro Lithuanian Team
The team has discussed a role of 20-to-25 minutes a game apiece in the Baltic League, a source told ESPN . The team has no general manager and doesn't practice regularly due to the poor financial situation.

Secondus emerges PDP national chairman amid allegations of rigging
Fayose, who is the Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum, broke his silence on Twitter. God bless the Peoples Democratic Party.

The Reactions To Kylie Jenner's Makeup Brush Line Aren't Exactly The Best
Only time will tell if Jenner's fans will end up purchasing the brush roll or if they will choose to buy them individually. Eventually, they ended up burying the hatchet and Jeffree even praised her velvet liquid lipsticks .

Manny Pacquiao reveals initial talks to fight Conor McGregor
Manny Pacquiao's heralded accomplishments in the ring have him listed as one of the 25 best pound-for-pound boxers of all time in some circles.

Amazon's Alexa Can Now Wake You Up to Music of Your Choice
The BBC has launched an Amazon Alexa skill for Echo devices - its first full voice app for voice-controlled smart speakers. The music alarm can also be set up as a recurring one by adding terms such as "every weekday" to the voice command.

Trump signs directive to send astronauts to the Moon and Mars
The Space Policy Directive 1, as it's called, is based on the first recommendation of the National Space Council , officials said. President Donald Trump's administration has made overtures about sending American astronauts back to the Moon .

Protesters Clash with Security Forces Near US Embassy in Lebanon
Israel occupied southern Lebanon for 22 years before withdrawing in 2000, but the two countries remain technically at war. But what seemed to be the end of the demonstration was only the beginning of the most violent clashes. "Most scattered.

Tom Savage Continued To Play After Distressing Hit
Before the Texans' next offensive series, a team official held Savage's jersey and arm as he tried to return to the field. He remained in the tent for less than three minutes, per ESPN.com , and returned to the game on the following series.

Cavs' Derrick Rose has bone spur in ankle, happy to be back
Rose started all seven games he has appeared in this season, and was third on the team in scoring at 14.3 points per game. After this latest injury, Rose went vogue, separating himself from the team to "contemplate" his future in the league.

Court Upholds Confession of Brendan Dassey From 'Making a Murderer' Documentary
A federal appeals court upheld Brendan Dassey's murder conviction Friday, requiring him to serve the rest of his life in prison. Wood wrote: "Without this involuntary and highly unreliable confession, the case against Dassey was nearly nonexistent".

Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Send in your questions for the cast
The hype machine is already cranking with TV spots everywhere and the film's stars on a full-on media blitz. The characters, including the droids R2-D2, C-3PO and BB-8, arrived before the film's stars.

Watch James Corden become Taylor Swift's worst-ever backup dancer
I'm terribly sorry, and I hate to tell you this, but if you laughed even once at this, you and I can not be friends. Suri wasn't the only one at the Jingle Ball who was pretty excited about the musical artists-and with good reason.

Season's First Snow Expected To Fall Saturday Morning
Alabama picked up one inch of snow last night -- in Mobile, for the first time since January 2014. The first significant snowstorm of the season will blanket most of New Jersey on Saturday.

Progressive Web Apps will Replace Google Chrome Apps in 2018
In August 2016, Google had announced that the company would be shutting the apps section in the Chrome Web Store . Extensions are also installed through the Chrome Web Store and usually live next to the address bar as buttons.

Trade for Gordon may help M's land Japanese star
The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal first reported the deal, and Jim Bowden is reporting that Gordon will play centerfield in Seattle. He's under contract through 2020, earning $10.5 million this coming season, $13 million in 2019, and $13.5 million in 2020.