Tuesday, 16 January, 2018

Northern Ireland churches ban handshakes as Australian flu spreads across UK

A man walks pass a sign for flu shots in Toronto A man walks pass a sign for flu shots in Toronto
Johnnie Parks | 09 January, 2018, 15:50

In its weekly FluWatch report, the Public Health Agency of Canada says there were 11,277 laboratory-confirmed cases of flu across the country as of December 30 - about 70 per cent attributed to H3N2 - with more than 1,000 influenza-related hospitalizations and 34 deaths.

The KCDC said it has detected the two types of influenza during the latest flu season that began from September 3.

ODH said the start of this year's flu season has similarities to the beginning of the 2014-15 season when there were 2,892 flu-associated hospitalizations at this time of the year, nearly 800 more than have been reported this year. But during the latest season, both types of influenza appeared at the same time.

The epidemic threshold for the flu is 6.9 percent, however there is a lag in mortality classifications due to the fact that many death certificates are still processed manually by the NCHS. That is up 21 states since last week. Compared to the same time period in 2016, there were 834 total cases and 282 cases reported in the last week of December 2016. In Cook County, there have been over 150 flu hospitalizations in the county system this season. Many others can not call in sick due to the precarious nature of their employment, putting neighbors and family at risk of infection. That number was up considerably from the week before when they reported 36 states. Emergency rooms in Chicago dealing with the flu have led to a backup in admission of ambulance patients, forcing ambulances to hold patients longer. They must be continued for a full five-day course, and even then, are expected to reduce the duration of symptoms only by a day or two but to lower the severity of symptoms and the risk of complications or hospitalization.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is calling washing your hands the "do it yourself vaccine".

Assassin's Creed Origins' first expansion arrives this month
You'd better slip your grinding gloves back on too, as Origins' level cap will be raised to 45 with the DLC. This is a premium DLC that sees Bayek exploring a new region and dealing with the Romans more directly.


Jet Airways employee arrested with Rs 3.21 crore in U.S. dollars
The DRI suspected the role of some other crew members of Jet Airways in smuggling out forex, the official said. He mentioned that Malhotra has been smuggling forex for more than the past one year.


Jaguar Land Rover reports record 2017 sales, warns on UK outlook
Jaguar sales in the U.S. were down by 20.5 percent at 3,414 units while Land Rover sales declined 3.6 percent to 7,980 units YoY. The UK, which has seen new auto sales tumble by 5.7%, recorded 117,748 sales, marking an nearly identical year to 2016.


The Type A virus can impact children and the elderly the most. Using the opposite seasons in the southern and northern hemispheres, the World Health Organization selects viruses that had spread in the southern hemisphere and prepares vaccines against the chosen viruses for the northern hemisphere where Korea belongs. Those patients truly need emergency care.

This year's flu outbreak as in prior years demonstrates nothing else so much as the contradiction between the basic health needs of the population and the obscene profit making of the capitalist health care industry.

"Even though it's not ideal, it's still the best protection we have". The Standard and Poor's stock index returned an average of 135.6 percent during the seven years preceding the end of 2017.

Google is blocking the World Socialist Web Site from search results.

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