Oregon child dies of flu-related illness: health officials

Oregon child dies of flu-related illness: health officials

Oregon child dies of flu-related illness: health officials

"No, nobody knows [why]", she said. At present, 92 percent of all elementary-school students have been vaccinated, the CDC said.

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"This is the second pediatric influenza death, and we are seeing a lot of influenza in children, which is unusual this time of year and reflects the strain of influenza that we're seeing in the community this season", said Turner.

Additionally, HUHS targeted the Harvard Athletics Department by holding vaccination clinics specifically aimed at student-athletes.

Influenza A and Influenza B cause the same sort of illness.

The CDC estimates that flu season will reach its peak before the Lunar New Year break from January 23-29, he said.

All regions of the US are seeing elevated levels of ILI.

A (H1N1) viruses are the next most common and are increasing in proportion relative to other influenza viruses in some regions.

The flu virus has hit Texarkana but the illness itself does not appear to be as severe as in previous seasons.

The youngest is a three-month-old baby boy in northern Taiwan, who has developed encephalitis and is now hospitalized, Lo said. Also, the current percentage of outpatient visits with influenza-like illness (ILI), percentage of emergency department visits with ILI, percentage of hospital admissions with ILI, and percent of children absent from school due to illness all continue to increase (Table 2). Antiviral medications are an important adjunct to flu vaccine in the control of influenza.

According to the BC Centre for Disease Control, the influenza virus is highly contagious.

For those living with heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes, any influenza infection can exacerbate their condition or trigger an event.

"The best way to protect yourself is to get immunized", says Porter. The good news is that flu can be prevented.

The agency recommends anyone six months of age and older get a flu shot every year.

The flu shot's average effectiveness is between 40% and 60%.

Eight flu deaths have been reported in Arkansas this flu season, according to the Arkansas Department of Health.

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