Canadian health officials bracing for peak flu season

Share

One doctor suggested this could shape up to be the worst flu season in a decade. Majority were seeking relief from flu symptoms.

The latest Public Health Agency of Canada FluWatch report, which covers the final two weeks of 2017, shows influenza activity keeps rising, hitting those 65 and older the hardest and causing outbreaks primarily at long-term-care facilities.

"Many tend to view flu much like the common cold, and that is a mistake", said Connie Clark, manager of infection prevention at Nash UNC Health Care in the press release. So far this season, there have been 13 reported pediatric deaths related to influenza nationwide.

Who paid for Paris Hilton's engagement ring?
Paris's big sis Nicky Hilton and English banking heir James Rothschild tied the knot in 2015 at Kensington Palace. Hilton and Kardashian were the best of friends during the early 2000s, but had a falling out some years later.

For Californians who haven't gotten the flu yet, health officials continue to recommend getting the vaccine, washing hands, and avoiding contact with anyone who is coughing, sneezing or has a runny nose.

Though the flu killed three Californians by this time a year ago, 68 people had died from it by the end of February, according to state data. During the 2016-17 flu season, there were 219 flu-related deaths in North Carolina. "We aren't going to be in crisis mode, but we certainly are on high alert and we'll take every action possible to meet the demand".

Preliminary estimates for the vaccine's effectiveness against influenza A in Australia has been pegged at roughly 10 per cent, according to a recent New England Journal of Medicine article. Flu viruses change from year to year and have to repeated annually to be most effective. "Sometimes if it's a really bad year it creates a lot of pressure, and then we run out of beds".

Obi-Wan Kenobi Throws Some Weak Ass Punches
He took to Instagram and Facebook with a photo of Ewan McGregor working out with Scott Fifer, with the Star Wars actor sporting a familiar-looking beard.

The Metro Public Health Department will be giving free shots on a walk-in basis from 8 a.m. -3:30 p.m.at all three health department locations, East Health Center, 1015 E. Trinity Lane, Lentz Health Center, 2500 Charlotte Ave., and Woodbine Health Center, 224 Oriel Ave.

Gunzenhauser said vaccination against influenza lowers one's chances of catching the flu or being a carrier. "Getting the vaccine is better than not getting the vaccine". The ability of flu vaccine to protect a person depends on various factors, including the age and health of the person being vaccinated, and the similarity or "match" between the viruses used to make the vaccine and those circulating in the community.

LaVar Ball: Lakers coach Luke Walton 'doesn't have control' of team
The rookie played 30 minutes in the win, tied for the most on the team, so there should be no real controversy over playing time. Reporter: Are you fine with Luke being your coach? "Give him LeBron and Gelo".

Share