Published: Fri, December 08, 2017
Medical | By Rita Mcdonald

Flu cases soaring in north Alabama

Flu cases soaring in north Alabama

Though numbers are still small, according to the most recent weekly report from the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, experts say Mainers should expect more widespread illness as the season progresses. Flu season occurs in the fall and winter.

Getting vaccinated is most important for the young, elderly and those with compromised immune systems.

The number of flu vaccines given out at the Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District is also up.

"What we do know is that the more people who get the vaccine, the fewer people get sick, the milder the flu season is for everyone", said Dr. John Marshall of Maimonides Medical Center. "It's a good guess that H3N2 will predominate, and that's worrisome", he said. So far, Canada has experienced almost 2,100 cases of the the flu, with 84 per cent of those being influenza A diagnoses.

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"It hits you like a freight train", she said. "We don't normally see this kind of influenza B uptick until February, so this is quite unusual".

Yearly flu vaccinations help protect individuals from influenza.

The number of lab-confirmed cases is up to 304, up more than 100 from last week. "Many are hospitalized and some die".

It's too early to tell if H3N2 will continue to be the predominant strain or whether H1N1 will surpass it, Brammer said.

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"The absolute best thing you can do to prevent illness, hospitalizations and even death from flu complications, is to get your flu shot", said Dr. Levine. But those strains aren't exact matches to the two strains that are now circulating through the population. "The vaccine doesn't work as well for H3N2 viruses in general".

Between twelve-thousand and fifty-six-thousand deaths each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

This year's vaccine uses strains recommended by the World Health Organization in February: A/H1N1, A/H3N2 and B/Victoria.

She urged the Ministry of Health and Welfare to put the plan on hold until it has evaluated demand for the vaccines and secured funding to cover the costs of sourcing, delivering and administering them. If you're sick just stay home and get treated before you go back out.

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"But for others, healthy young adults with no comorbidity and no close contacts with such conditions, it's a personal choice".

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