The flu usually comes on suddenly and often with a fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, and headaches.
And in Australia, where the winter flu season has just wrapped up, this season's vaccine was only about 10 percent effective against the H3N2 strain.
"It is recommended you get your flu shot starting in the fall", Walz said.
There's nothing like all the hugs, kisses and displays of affection we're sure to get from family and friends during various holiday parties, family gatherings and visits with friends and neighbors.
Other explanations for Penobscot's numbers include the possibility that there are actually more flu cases in the community or that designated health care providers are being especially avid in reporting their cases. "I believe there is a booster effect, although I can't prove that".
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However, Australia also experienced significant cases of influenza B, said Skowronski, and parts of Canada appear to be mimicking that pattern in the early months of the Northern hemisphere's flu season. But the flu isn't the only risk children face during this season.
It is impossible to contract a case of flu from the vaccine.
Dr. Allison McGeer, director of infection control at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, said lab testing in Ontario is turning up "quite a lot of B isolates, almost as many Bs as H3N2".
In fact, RSV is the most common cause of bronchiolitis, inflammation of the small airways in the lung, and pneumonia, infection of the lungs, in children younger than 1 year of age in the United States.
Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University, said that vaccine effectiveness is not a simple measure.
If you do get flu, keep it to yourself, Mills said. The nasal spray vaccine that has been available in recent years is no longer considered effective and is not available.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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