Flu deaths in state surpass last season totals

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Tulsa County had 38 deaths and 1,055 hospitalizations as of Tuesday, the state health department said.

The Indiana State Department of Health is reporting that there have been 219 deaths so far this year from the flu. That's down from 340 the week prior. Most epidemiological studies published to date have shown an increased risk of hospitalization for cardiac causes during flu epidemics, he told TCTMD.

In Queens, the Duane Reade at 136-02 Roosevelt Ave.in Flushing, and a Jamaica Walgreens at 159-34 Jamaica Ave. are official City flu shot voucher locations.

"The amount of flu we are seeing has decreased from a very high level to a high level".

The World Health Organization estimates the annual epidemic results in about 3 to 5 million cases of severe illness globally and 290,000 to 650,000 deaths. "If you can't receive a vaccine follow all the other recommendations that we continue to stress in order to prevent more cases of flu in El Paso". Fukuta and Mentz both stated that randomized trials, such as INVESTED, are needed to make the definitive case for flu vaccination in the setting of heart failure.

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For instance, the vaccine is 67 percent effective against the H1N1 flu, which was the 2009 pandemic flu and is still around.

So the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is bent on making sure next year's flu shot works better, agency commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said in a statement.

The efficacy issues, specifically with the H3N2 strain, were a concern at Thursday's adcom, and several committee members stressed the need for more research. Thirty percent of flu tests performed during that time were positive, and 61 percent of those were for influenza B. The WHO committee discussed which H3N2 strains might be less likely to change. "That's assuming nothing changes between now and next winter".

The CDC recommends that everyone aged 6 months and older get a flu shot.

Everyone needs to take more precautions this flu season. "Until we get those systems in place, there will be continuing struggles to get the right virus match".

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