Flu season in 'second wave'

12 February, 2018, 16:24 | Author: Sherman Richardson
  • Flu season in 'second wave'

A special education teacher in Texas is reportedly on life support after contracting both strains of influenza, as the worst flu season in years engulfs the United States.

One of the worst flu outbreaks in the United States in almost a decade worsened last week and will likely linger for several weeks, causing more deaths, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday.

Levels of illness, based on outpatient visits and visits to emergency rooms, are "now as high as we observed at the peak of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic season", Schuchat said. The CDC considers the 2014-15 season "moderately severe" with high levels of illness, hospitalizations and deaths compared with previous seasons and has used it as a comparison to the current season. MA researchers tracked elementary and middle school students who participated in a 12-week physical activity program before school and found they lost weight and improved their social and emotional wellness. "That was our most severe recent season, and we're quite a bit higher than that", Schuchat said.

About half of the children who've had to be hospitalized had been healthy previously.

'Unfortunately, more deaths are likely to happen... we do expect and it would make sense to see more pneumonia and influenza-related deaths, ' said Schuchat, according to. Schuchat said they are also seeing an increasing proportion of B viruses circulating as well as a smaller rise in the proportion of H1N1 viruses.

Although most flu-related deaths are among the older demographics, a vast majority of flu cases are among younger Hoosiers. Most children and adults who get sick will recover at home without complications, she said.

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The flu epidemic remains widespread in almost all states, and experts say it could be a record-breaking season.

A 58-year-old mother from Forth Worth, Texas who was diagnosed with two different flu strains this season died on February 3 due to complications. "Facilities that are experiencing high rates of flu should ensure that they are cleaning and disinfecting regularly and that ill individuals are isolated to help prevent additional cases of the flu".

It's still "worthwhile" for unvaccinated people to get a flu shot, she said.

"We're still characterizing this year's virus", Schuchat said. Based on a recent Canadian report, the effectiveness against B strain viruses is estimated to be about 55%. The CDC is working with pharmacies, drug producers and others to better distribute the medicines and alleviate spot shortages.

"The commercial supply is there", she said so dipping into the strategic national stockpile is not necessary.

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