Seasonal flu kills up to 650000 people worldwide every year

14 December, 2017, 16:14 | Author: Clint Gray
  • Up to 650 000 people die of respiratory diseases linked to seasonal flu each year

Health officials say the 2017-18 flu season appears to be one of those in which the vaccine and the virus strains don't match up.

"These findings remind us of the seriousness of flu and that flu prevention should really be a global priority", Joe Bresee, associate director for global health in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Influenza Division and a study co-author, said in a statement. 25, there were already 1,545 reported cases of the flu throughout the state, compared with 379 at that date in 2016, according to the DHSS. Consequently, the majority of flu cases reported in the U.S. so far this season have been that H3N2 strain.

Abilene pharmacist James McCoy said he hasn't seen a large number of people coming in with flu so far, but he similarly advocated shots for those who haven't had them. "They were saying definitely they're starting to see it already".

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Paulina Rodriquez, infection control practitioner at Abilene Regional Medical Center, said that cases are tracking similarly to previous year.

Getting your flu shot can also contribute to "herd immunity" - less cases of the flu overall means more protection for the most vulnerable people in the population: the elderly, children, and individuals with certain allergies who can't get the vaccine.

"That's the way any disease is", said Cynthia Burnham, medical services coordinator for the Joplin Health Department.

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Dr Michael Osterholm, who directs The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, told Business Insider that the vaccine is, at best, around 10 percent effective on H3N2.

The county says flu vaccinations are recommended for anyone six months or older unless otherwise directed by a physician. What the department now lacks, she said, is shots for uninsured children.

"There are four different strands of flu in the flu vaccine, so what we see now is maybe not the strand we'll see later", said Dr. Hawse.

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Based on these new estimates, adults over age 75 and people living in parts of sub-Saharan Africa are most at-risk of dying from the flu, the study said, and people living in the Eastern Mediterranean and Southeast Asia also face a high risk. The shots are available between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Community Clinic, 701 S. Joplin Ave.

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