Flu season causing pharmaceutical shortages

Free flu shots being offered Thursday in Hampton

Nine people died of the flu in Allegheny County during the 2016-17 season - which generally begins in October and peaks between December and March, state and county health data show.

The latest weekly influenza report by the CDC noted that in the past 15 flu seasons, this is the first time that all states in the entire continental United States have reported widespread flu activity during the same week. Laboratory confirmed cases represent only a fraction of actual cases, because most people are not admitted to the hospital with the flu.

Alma McDaniel, MD from CHRISTUS SPOHN, says "actually not so much this year because of the strain of flu that is predominant so far, according to the CDC". Schuchat said if you haven't gotten the flu, you should be on guard.

Children under 6 months of age with flu symptoms should be evaluated by a physician.

Rodriguez is working on a letter to send home to all parents, reminding them that flu season is in full swing and advising them about the signs and symptoms, when they should keep their children home, and how to prevent the flu.

It was created to offer protection against two A-type influenza viruses - H3N2 and H1N1 - and a B strain.

While it is best to get a flu shot before the start of flu season, experts say it's still not too late to get vaccinated if you haven't done so already.

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The more employees who come to work sick with the flu, the greater chances that the flu will spread in your workplace, causing workers to be off from work. People may also be infected with the flu and have respiratory symptoms without a fever. These droplets can get into the mouths or noses of people nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs, or linger on surfaces nearby. The virus also may spread when people touch something with flu virus on it and then touch their eyes, nose or mouth. Javanbakht also said using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer to clean your hands is effective, especially before eating.

Students are advised by the health center to get the flu vaccination and wash hands often. Doorknobs, countertops, airplane tray tables, computer keyboards and phones can silently transfer germs from one person to another.

If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.

"This would mean fewer missed class days, fewer missed exercise days, fewer missed socializing days, and more healthcare resources available to tend to other ill or injured students", he said in an email.

So far this season, they've had 913 patients test positive for Influenza within the health system, 162 of those patients were just in the last week.

Yes. There are drugs your doctor may prescribe for treating the flu called "antivirals".

Hà Nội, which is still in a cold spell, witnessed a hike of children sick with the flu recently. It is recommended they take an antiviral medication as soon as possible.

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