Published: Fri, January 11, 2019
Medicine | By Daryl Nelson

Flu Season Has Kicked In... Here's How to Protect Yourself

Flu Season Has Kicked In... Here's How to Protect Yourself

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) influenza A (H1N1) pdm09 viruses are nationally predominate this flu season.

From September 1 to December 29, 2018, Dr. Warshawsky says there have been 1,767 laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza reported in Ontario.

Flu vaccines are the best way to prevent influenza, according to public health experts, but there's always some guesswork in predicting the strain that will be most commonly circulating in the upcoming season.

The predominant strain this year is influenza A H1N1, which officials say tends to have less severe symptoms than the predominant strain that circulated last season.

Shots are still available at the White County Health Department (for $25, but if you have insurance it's usually free).

Piedmont officials said it is important to note the differences between the common cold and the flu.

The H1N1 flu strain, commonly known as swine flu, is spreading throughout Georgia. Meanwhile, 19 states and New York City were reporting high levels of influenza-like illness activity, meaning a much higher-than-average proportion of doctor's visits could be attributed to the flu. "And throughout January and February, it kept lingering". Data suggests that more people got vaccinated earlier this year than they did last year, perhaps motivated by memories of the prior season.

Although not a flawless vaccine, Morse says the average person may not realize just how important a role the influenza vaccine plays in public health.

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The flu is making its rounds in nearly every state around the country and more people are coming down with the common flu symptoms.

Other tests called rapid molecular assays can also take 15 to 20 minutes to complete and they detect the actual genetic material of the flu virus, according to the CDC.

Because this strain has circulated a number of times since 2009 and we continue to get vaccinated, people have more immunity now, so few fewer people are getting ill.

Many people also don't realize how serious the effects can be.

What Really Makes You Sick? . You may have a little low-grade fever, little achiness a day or two after getting the flu shot.

Influenza symptoms can include fever, headache, muscle pain, runny nose, sore throat, extreme tiredness, and cough.

hVIVO plc, announced positive results for the primary endpoint, following completion of the analysis of samples by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and additional results from the Phase IIb viral challenge study of FLU-v. The flu, on the other hand, is caused by the influenza virus.

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