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Flu vaccinations in Sask. up 11 per cent this year

Flu vaccinations in Sask. up 11 per cent this year

Doctors, she said, may prescribe anti-viral medication for those with higher-risk conditions.

Mandel also suggests washing your hands frequently, covering your cough, and getting a flu shot. Some countries, such as Australia, had one of their most severe flu seasons in a number of years. That is why health experts recommend that people who are at least six months-old be vaccinated for influenza. Its a safe and effective way to prevent illness and save lives by significantly limiting your likelihood of passing on flu symptoms to vulnerable loved ones, ” Collett said.

Since September, there have been 106 lab-confirmed flu cases in the province, two intensive care unit (ICU) admissions and two outbreaks in long-term care facilities (LTC).

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that previous year in the United States alone, 25 million people suffered from influenza-related illnesses, resulting in 11 million flu-associated medical visits. Last year, it was 42% effective.

We also researched bird flu strains by visiting a New England shoreline each year to take samples from birds that travel from the southern tip of South America and take a break to feed on horseshoe crabs.

Clemson, Oklahoma, Georgia and Alabama will vie for national championship
The Tide's last appearance was in the CFP's inaugural season where the Crimson Tide suffered a 42-35 loss to the Ohio State. For the first time, two teams from the same conference - Alabama and Georgia from the SEC - are among the final four teams.

Positive RSV cases represent a third of all RSV tests administered by hospitals in the Yakima area.

"A universal vaccine would use conserved proteins of the virus - so it wouldn't change - or would change very little and then we would have the immunity for a long time", said Dr. Dana Hawkinson with the University of Kansas Health System. "It mutates as it goes from person to person, that's why it's so hard to predict what season we'll have".

Hospitalizations are on the rise for a common winter illness.

Recent reports have questioned the effectiveness of this year's vaccine, with some experts warning it could only be 10% effective. "It's still early to make a specific prediction, but all indications point to high flu activity, so it's important that people start getting their flu vaccine now". "Therefore, you have much more closeness between people, making them more contagious if they are ill, especially during the holidays". He is also the Director of the World Health Organization's Collaborating Center on the Ecology of Influenza in Animals and Birds that focuses on understanding influenza and improving vaccines to combat the virus.

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