The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently estimated that 759 people died of flu-related illnesses between October 7 and December 23. Ten children died in the week ending January 13, bringing the total number of pediatric deaths this flu season to 30.
Not surprisingly, older adults over age 65 comprised the greatest portion of influenza-related hospitalizations, which rose sharply from previous-week estimates (136.5 per 100,000 versus 98.0 per 100,000, respectively).
What's more, the plan said that in order "to continue ongoing influenza surveillance, the CDC would collect data being reported by states, hospitals, and others".
"Since that time, I can tell you that our clinics and our ER have had some flu and flu-like activity". As of January 13, 17,362 lab-confirmed cases have been reported and 5,267 people have been hospitalized.
"We still have time and it could go into March and April", she said. "We're really in historic territory, and I just don't know when it's going to stop".
Although the vaccine is only estimated to be about 30 percent effective against the H3N2 strain, it has been shown in studies to reduce severity and duration if people do become infected, said Dr. Dan Jernigan, director of the influenza division at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Roughly 80 percent of people who have come down with the flu this year did not get vaccinated. It can cause a miserable but relatively mild illness in many people, but more a more severe illness in others.
Generally speaking, any occupation where you are around a lot of other people will put you at a higher risk of getting the flu. "Women who are pregnant and people with diabetes and other chronic illnesses are also as vulnerable as children and the elderly".
"They are most effective if given within 48 hours of onset of symptoms, but can be beneficial when given up to five days after onset", Beer said. He added that these people are requiring "pretty significant therapy".
The chart above shows us a peak in the somewhat last week of 2017, and then the fraction of listed cases seemed to be decline. "We've had multiple 62-year-olds who are in the ICU with pneumonia on antibiotics and even on ventilator therapy".
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North Korea's planned involvement in Pyeongchang is viewed as a sign of easing tensions over its nuclear and missile programme. Officials from both Korea's used a cross-border hotline to reschedule the visit.
The U.S. military put countering China and Russian Federation at the center of a new national defense strategy unveiled on Friday. The reef is home to a major fishery, and China's 2012 seizure of the territory sparked major tensions with Filipino fishermen.
Senators resumed debate Saturday afternoon on a temporary spending bill that would fund the government through February 8. And the director of legislative affairs, Marc Short, has spoken to Republican and Democratic members and staffers.
Booker said he thinks Nielsen may have lied to protect her job. 'When you're in that room, it's a sacred space in our country. Nielsen said what struck her during the meeting was "the general profanity that was used in the room by nearly everyone".
Turkish airstrikes have killed dozens of civilians, and Kurdish fighters since Ankara launched its "Operation Olive Branch ". The UN Security Council has been meeting to discuss the operation, as well as the wider humanitarian situation in Syria.
Mr Simpson, who works for consulting firm Fusion GPS , was asked to research then presidential candidate Donald Trump in 2015/16. Simpson told the House committee about research the firm did into Trump's alleged shady business dealings.
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Researchers have developed a single blood test that screens for eight common types of cancer - and helps to identify its location. Pancreatic cancer is considered one of the deadliest forms of the disease since it's often too late by the time it's detected.
He was arrested in February on a probation violation charge after he was accused of leaving his house to go to a strip club. Friday morning he was being held at the Broward County Jail in Pompano Beach. "Your phone is part of this search warrant".
Rafael Nadal looked in ominous form in a crushing win over Damir Dzumhur to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open . So, you know, I feel like I transported myself into the TV this year and I'm finding myself on Rod Laver Arena competing.
Saudi-led coalition announces 1.5-bln-USD aid to Yemen
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Hernandez rescues a point for West Ham
We have had four or five. "We're short on the bench at the moment, we've got a lot of injuries". Because I'm anxious that, it looks like a hamstring - we'll get it scanned tomorrow.
Kerber beats Sharapova in 3rd round in Australia
Open champion Juan Martin del Potro , No. 19 Tomas Berdych , No. 25 Fabio Fognini , No. 26 Adrian Mannarino and Chung Hyeon. Kerber's year-end ranking dropped from No. 1 in 2016 to 21 a year ago , when she failed to defend her Australian or U.S.