Flu 'widespread' in Pennsylvania — CDC

Flu 'widespread' in Pennsylvania — CDC

"The manufacturer has provided Trivalent influenza vaccine for infants 6 months - 35 months to cover the gap not met by the current stock of Quadrivalent Influenza vaccine approved for persons 3 years of age and older". Members of the hospital's staff who have not yet received the flu vaccine and visitors with respiratory symptoms are asked to wear a surgical mask while on the premises of the hospital and other related entities.

Hepatitis A is usually contracted from contaminated food and water or direct exposure to people who are infected, he said.

Also, washing your hands with soap and water or using hand sanitizer, may help to avoid the flu.

According to the CDC, there have been almost 14,000 confirmed cases of the flu this season.

Officials of the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) have reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that influenza (flu) activity level in the state has increased to widespread. "Last year we saw in the United States 110 pediatric deaths from flu".

And even though the flu vaccine is only 10 percent effective this year, doctors say that's not a good enough excuse for you not to get vaccinated, especially since Louisiana is suffering from a "widespread" threat this year. The vaccine is made with a dead or weakened form of the flu virus, which can't give you influenza given the stunted amounts within the shot.

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Her trial is due to begin tomorrow. "I feel sick - I'm so frightened for her". "It is illogical that she was dealing in Tramadol". Since then, she said , her daughter has been "living in hell" sharing a jail cell with no beds with up to 25 other women.

The 2017-18 flu season may turn out be a pretty rough one, if the early trends hold steady.

If you do believe you have the flu, going to a doctor is important.

"Many healthy people that get the flu say it feels like they have been hit by a train", Mallory Swartzentruber, the public health educator for the Daviess County Health Department, said. "That generally differentiates from a flu to a cold".

The good news is that it is not too late to get the vaccination.

As with many medications, there can be several side effects from getting a flu shot.

Concern that there's a link between autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and the vaccine preservative thimerosal has prevented some parents from getting their children vaccinated. Receiving the vaccine greatly reduces your chances of contracting the virus and, if contracted, may make your symptoms milder. The shot also does not boost your immune system; if your immune system was already weakened before you were administered the shot, you may still be infected by the virus. Anti-viral medication, if taken within two days of the start of flu symptoms, can speed recovery.

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