"We recommend people 65 years of age and older get vaccinated against the common pneumonia caused by pneumococcus", said Anne Schuchat, of the CDC.
Pakistan, Ireland, China, Greece and the United States are countries reporting victims. It is estimated that five to 20 percent (600,000 to 2,400,000) of Pennsylvanians get the flu each year, and 120 to 2,000 die from complications of influenza.
One of every 14 visits to doctors and clinics were for symptoms of the flu, according to a CDCreport covering the week ending January 27.
The Ohio Department of Health says there have been more than 8,600 influenza-associated hospitalizations this flu season alone. Micah White, assistant director of Disability Support Services, said half of the Disability Support Services staff are out because of the flu.
While reports of overcrowded hospitals and closed school districts continue to appear in the news cycle, Jernigan and Schuchat urged parents to monitor sick children closely.
Karis Hall said she did not get the flu shot this year because she felt she would end up getting sick from the shot itself. Sneezing and hacking around this time of year simply becomes background music in many classes. Earlier data from Australia put the number at 10%. "Most people with influenza are being infected with the H3N2 influenza virus".
CDC graph show influenza-related hospitalizations. There is also a lot of illness in the community that includes flu-like symptoms, but is not influenza.
New numbers are out from the Centers for Disease Control, as well as from hospitals in central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley. Even though this year's vaccination is not very effective, health officials say it still offers some protection.
Hospitalization rates are the highest since the CDC started tracking these figures in 2010. This is the seventh consecutive week of widespread flu activity in Kentucky.
Schuchat said that recent leadership changes at the CDC amid this remarkably severe flu season will not impede the agency's mission to protect Americans. And, after the CDC reported widespread flu in 49 states for 3 straight weeks, the number this week dropped to 48 states, with OR reporting regional activity and Hawaii noting local flu activity. Many of these products are manufactured in Puerto Rico, and the supply was destroyed during this fall's devastating Hurricane Maria.
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said there is actually a shortage of IV saline bags used to hydrate patients, and strongly encouraged health care providers to stock up on the antiviral drugs used to fight the flu.
The CDC estimates 5% to 20% of the US population gets the flu each year at a cost of $10.4 billion a year in direct medical expenses.
Dottie's Donuts in Philadelphia has banned Boston Cremes until after the Super Bowl, part of the food wars sweeping both cities. The Patriots come into the Minneapolis showdown as defending champions having beaten the Atlanta Falcons previous year .
The new variant is listed on the company's official website with no information regarding the availability and pricing. There's a 1200mAh removable battery at the back, which Nokia claims can last up to 12 days on 4G standby usages.
Amazon claims it can not add the SMS feature to Apple devices since the latter doesn't offer messaging API to third-parties. Now, before you get too far with the feature, be aware that there are some very big caveats that might give you some pause.
A study a year ago looked at the effects of e-cigarettes in what they defined as "long-term users" (around 17 months). Details of the study are reported in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences .
No decision has been made on heeding Turkey's public requests to move the troops, who are prepared to fight, the Pentagon says. Rockets hit two houses and killed one 17-year-old and wounded another person, Anadolu said.
To users in those places, the app looks like a flawless way to watch and share videos from YouTube without burning their data. YouTube Go provides users with more control over their data usage, especially important in areas where prices remain high.
The most important thing now is that the transfer window is closed and in the transfer window it is always hard . Reports on Thursday suggested that Leicester's players were unhappy with how the winger has conducted himself.
Punxsutawney Phil left no doubt that winter would continue with his prognostication from Gobbler's Knob on Friday morning. When Punxsutawney Phil is not predicting the weather , reportedly lives near the town library with his wife Phyllis.
Whether it was his battles versus (then Miami Heat) LeBron James or nearly single handedly beating the Raptors in the post season. Let the players play and just call blatant calls. "Russ had to help with - I think that was Chandler in the paint", he said.
On Tuesday, the National Basketball Association announced that Detroit Pistons big man Andre Drummond would replace Wall. His passing has been tremendous as well, and the assists are up from 1.1 a night last season to 3.9.
Extraordinary footage has captured the moment that a killer whale successfully mimicked human speech for the first time ever. So, scientists made a decision to find out whether killer whales could learn new vocalizations by imitating others.
Hamas leader dead after 'accidental' gunshot to head
The Hamas leader voiced rage over the decision, saying it "crosses every red line", and called for a new intifada, or uprising. Haniya, 54, was elected to be the group's political chief in May 2017, replacing Khaled Meshaal.