Peterborough seeing increase in flu cases; number climbs to 89

Peterborough seeing increase in flu cases; number climbs to 89

Peterborough seeing increase in flu cases; number climbs to 89

On Friday, the Tennessee Department of Health issued a statement noting increased reports of seasonal influenza and other respiratory illnesses across the state. That's up slightly from 51 hospitalizations during the previous week.

While the Centers for Disease Control is calling this year's flu season an epidemic, doctors with the CDC said every flu season is normally an epidemic. The state agency didn't provide specific ages. That particular strain, when widespread, has historically resulted in more hospitalizations and deaths reported in people at least 65 years old and younger children than compared to other age groups.

Goldman noted Friday while some media reports have characterized this year's vaccine as less effective in stopping H3N2, people should remember the shot can still help people who come down with illness from getting as sick.

H3N2, which is the dominant flu in both Canada and the USA, is prone to mutation, which can make the vaccine against it less effective - even though it appears the virus strain was correctly predicted.

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Influenza activity rapidly increased in the last few weeks, health officials say, and is considered widespread here.

The vaccine was 48 percent effective in 2016-17 and 59 percent effective in 2015-16, according to the federal CDC.

Public health officials continued to press the public to get flu shots, saying it wasn't too late, and that the vaccine offered ideal protection against three of the four strains.

Twenty children have died of the flu so far, the CDC says.

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The ADPH urges the general public to follow the "Fight the Flu" actions, including getting a flu vaccine; staying home if you have a fever; washing hands; covering your cough and sneeze; cleaning and disinfecting; learning home care. Dana Huseby, the Florence school nurse, said they were seeing average illnesses for this time of year.

The H3N2 strain is more unsafe to patients over 65, under 2 and to those of any age deemed high-risk due to other health issues, such as chronic diseases. If you think you have the flu, call or visit your doctor. Antiviral drugs work best when started within two days of symptoms first appearing.

Because scientists have to predict months in advance what strains of flu will be circulating, the flu shot doesn't protect against all strains.

"To have that designation this early in January is a little unusual", said Dr. Mark Levine, Vermont Commissioner of Health. Bennett said Maine's population is more sparse, which may help prevent flu from spreading. It is one of the four strains in the flu vaccine, but it's mutating, making it hard to vaccinate against. If you do get sick, stay home until you're well again, so you don't spread more germs.

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Meanwhile, some are finding cold and flu relief in other ways, such as intravenous therapy.

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