Child From Upper Peninsula Dies From Flu

Child From Upper Peninsula Dies From Flu

Child From Upper Peninsula Dies From Flu

The flu clinic is free for anyone ages 4-18. Two of those deaths were children, and most were elderly people. "Obviously they raise concerns".

The Louisiana Department of Health will continue to offer flu vaccines at no cost at parish health units across the state through Monday, Feb. 12.

A Maryland child became the 54th pediatric fatality of the 2018 flu season as the number of flu-related hospitalizations in both the state and county continue to increase significantly, the Maryland Department of Health announced Tuesday.

"We can all play a role in helping the further spreading of the flu", Thihalolipavan said.

According to the MDHHS, the reported death involves a child from the Upper Peninsula. "These so called "egg-adapted changes" are present in vaccine viruses recommended for use in vaccine production and may reduce their potential effectiveness against circulating influenza viruses".

Campus Health has already administered more than 6,000 flu vaccinations to students, faculty and staff, according to Chai and Camarena. "Viral infections like flu can make people more vulnerable to secondary bacterial infections and we recommend people 65 years of age and over get vaccinated against a common pneumonia caused by pneumococcus". About a third of that group had received the vaccine, department spokesman Meg Mirivel said this week. "We have plenty in our health units now".

Dr. Weeks said some flu patients are also showing symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea.

"Right now, one of the biggest health threats we are facing is influenza", said Anne Schuchat, M.D., RADM, USPHS, Acting Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

To minimize your risk of catching or transmitting the flu, first know that it is not too late to get vaccinated.

One out of 14 doctors visits, a patient is complaining of flu symptoms, the highest amount in nearly a decade.

"It's not like the states", she said.

"I've never waited this long before, but hearing that this could go on, this flu season, well into April right now is a good time to get it done", she said. The spring frequently has a separate peak of flu activity, Martin said.

He said the staff is taking every precaution against spreading the flu.

Before this season, the most flu deaths seen locally since 2012 was six.

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