Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

7 more deaths from flu in CT

The flu continues to take lives in Connecticut Modal Trigger Getty Images iStock
Johnnie Parks | 16 March, 2018, 10:49

No flu-related deaths have been reported publicly in the Triad and Northwest N.C. Some county health directors have declined to disclose flu-related deaths, citing DHHS privacy policies.

There were 210 confirmed flu cases last week among the state's seven largest hospital networks, representing 1.9 percent of the 10,778 confirmed flu cases those hospitals have experienced for the season. This year's vaccine offers protection from four different strains of the flu virus.

The record number of deaths due to the flu in Arkansas rose by 13 last week and is now near 200 for the current season. It also had another 22 who died in previous weeks and were later determined to have had the flu.

Both the 2016-17 and the 2014-15 seasons had 218 flu deaths.

A higher risk of complications from the flu is possible for children six to 59 months of age, pregnant women, people 65 years or older, and people with chronic health problems.

The infection rate has reached 7.7 percent, which equals the peak of the 2009 swine flu pandemic.

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Although the trend is downward, several more weeks remain in the flu season.

The number of people reportedly admitted to hospitals for the flu has dropped dramatically during the last moth, from more than 400 during the week ending February 17 to fewer than 200 during the week ending March 10, although it rose slightly from the previous week, the data indicated.

Since the start of the season on October 1, a total of 305 people have fallen victim to the virus in North Carolina.

Studies like the CDC's suggest flu shots do a better job of preventing death than they do sniffles and aches.

Take care of your family, friends and yourself this flu season, and don't forget to get vaccinated.

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