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Influenza: 80,000 people died from flu last season according to CDC estimates

30 September 2018, 12:58 | Rodolfo Wallace

Brunswick County Health Services will begin offering flu vaccines on Oct. 1

Brunswick County Health Services will begin offering flu vaccines on Oct. 1

So many people caught the flu that some hospitals and pharmacies across the USA ran out of antiviral drugs, Alabama declared a state of emergency and a school district in Arkansas closed all 10 of its schools.

The flu typically kills by triggering other deadly conditions such as pneumonia, stroke and heart attack. "That community immunity is what we want to take home today; 80,000 deaths past year and they all got the flu from someone else". "Guess what? They got the flu from someone", Adams pointed out.

US health officials on Thursday are scheduled to hold a media event in Washington, D.C., to stress the importance of vaccinations to protect against whatever flu circulates this coming winter. Among the list vaccine products that will be available this year is a return of AstraZeneca's nasal spray FluMist, which in 2016 the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices vaccine recommended not to be used for the 2016-17 season after it was found to lack of effectiveness the three previous years compared to the shot. Since it takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body that protect against flu virus infection, it is best that people get vaccinated early to get protected before flu viruses begin spreading in their community. "Of course, we want to get those who are young or old or have compromised immune systems, definitely want them, but everybody needs a flu vaccine". "Whenever friends come by, I ask them are you vaccinated".

A panel of medical experts gathered Thursday in Eau Claire to discuss the influenza season and stress the importance of getting vaccinated ahead of the winter months when the disease is strongest.

The Minnesota chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics says all children ages 6 months and older should receive flu vaccinations every year, by the end of October if possible.

Medicago Inc., a biotechnology company, owns the first plant-based seasonal flu vaccine to reach late-stage clinical trials. Last year, in the store and community, they gave 8,000 vaccines.

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How are you going to help prevent yourself from getting the flu this year?

"I'd like to see more people get vaccinated", Redfield told the AP at an event in NY.

This was the highest death toll and most severe flu season since 1976, according to officials, with more people being admitted to the hospital because of the flu. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth. "Flu can lead to progressive decline and progressive disability", said Dr. Schaffner.

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Robert Redfield, revealed the total in an interview Tuesday night with The Associated Press.

"Believe it or not, there's a lot of people who don't believe".

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