New study suggests breathing could spread the flu

New study suggests breathing could spread the flu

This is over the rate considered typical for this period, as indicated by Lynnette Brammer, leader of the CDC's Domestic Flu Surveillance group.

The Centers for Disease Control has labeled this season's predominant influenza strain as "particularly vicious".

As hospitals in New England and around the country have grappled with a spike in admissions, the epidemic has caused extended wait times for care, and many hospitals have doled out surgical masks and in some cases gloves to patients and families in their waiting rooms. That's down from 56 hospitalizations during the previous week.

Influenza activity has increased and is now widespread in 49 states - all except Hawaii - for the week ending January 13, according to the weekly flu report released Friday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The proportion of outpatient visits for ILI was 6.2%, up from 5.8% last week.

And the end to all this misery may be far off: The flu season is expected to last for another 12 weeks.

If the duration of this influenza season is similar to the past two influenza seasons, CT may be four to six weeks away from peak influenza activity, which usually occurs in mid-February.

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It is also essential that preventative actions are taken to prevent the spread of germs during this time to prevent the flu from spreading. In a bad year, flu can cause about as many deaths as auto crashes do.

Pool also said it is important to seek treatment after coming down with the flu, and the flu can be treated within two weeks of speaking to a doctor.

The vaccine isn't 100 percent effective.

The scientists used leading-edge genomics to identify and eliminate the virus' defense mechanisms, enabling them to develop a vaccine "candidate" - meaning that it must still undergo evaluation and approval by the FDA - that in animals has been proven to be safe and highly effective against influenza. But exactly how much flu virus people "shed" by breathing, and whether these exhaled flu viruses were infectious, was unclear, the researchers said. Avoiding contact with individuals who have been exposed or have the flu already and getting plenty of rest and drinking fluids can help boost the body's immune system.

"We are seeing, though, that people who get the vaccine aren't getting as sick and it isn't lasting that long, so it is worth getting", he said. Other measures involve common sense protocol: Wash your hands often. (If water is not available, alcohol-based gels are the next best thing.) If you are sick, cover your coughs and sneezes with the inside of your elbow or a tissue that is then discarded. "So if you have no fever for at least a day, you're probably okay to go back to work". Even young, healthy adults should call their doctor if symptoms don't improve or get worse after three to four days of illness.

Heartbreaking new numbers have been released by the CDC about this year's flu.

"Anyone who's a parent or not agrees that the death of a child is always tragic, especially in the case when you have a vaccine that can potentially prevent this", said Cartter.


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