Deadly Flu Season Prompts Extra Precautions

Posted February 24, 2018

In the last five years, the 2012-13 flu season saw the most pediatric flu-related deaths, with seven reported.

The Avery Journal reports Deb Gragg, clinical supervisor for the Avery County Health Department confirmed that there have been three flu-related deaths in the county this season.

That's up from 195 from the previous week.

Even though the flu vaccine may not be as effective this year, doctors suggest that you still need it. Hinkson says some people need the vaccination more than others. The virus poses the greatest threat to young children and those 65 and older, but as Tan said, it sends persons of all ages to the ER.

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As in past winter flu seasons, about three-quarters of children who have died were not fully vaccinated, according to CDC data. The flu can be miserable at best, but can lead to serious illness that can include death.

The mist can protect against four different influenza viruses. There have been two pediatric flu deaths this season in CT. There have been 18 deaths since then, including the latest. That measure dropped significantly last week, the first such decline of the season.

The Department of Public Health on Thursday released figures from the week that ended February 17.

"Getting the flu shot at any time of the year is highly recommended", he said.

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If you have flu symptoms, contact your doctor to see if an antiviral medication would be a good choice for you.

The past several months have been particularly harsh because the predominant flu strain, an influenza A virus known as H3N2, is the most deadly of the seasonal flu strains.

Jarrell said flu statistics aren't reported to the counties until later in the year. But she added that "half of the country is still experiencing high activity, and it's still widespread everywhere, so we're still in the thick of it".

"All we can do is monitor what is going on and reinforce the messages of prevention", she said, noting people should wash their hands frequently, watch where they're sneezing and stay home if they're sick.

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