Skip to comments.Flu Season Is Shaping Up As One Of The Worst In Years, Officials Say
Posted on 01/14/2018 3:33:47 PM PST by blam
The latest data for the week ending Jan. 6 suggest the season may be peaking right now, the CDCs director, Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, told reporters Friday. But she warned that many more people will be infected before the season is over.
Theres a difference between an active flu season when a large number of people get sick and a severe season, when the numbers of people hospitalized for flu or who die from the infection are unusually high.
It can be hard to tell in real time where a flu season will fall on the severity scale, because sometimes reports of influenza hospitalization and deaths especially deaths among children lag.
That said, this year is starting to look like a severe season, and maybe more severe than last year, which was also bad, said Dr. Dan Jernigan, head of CDCs influenza division.
Theres lots of flu in lots of places, he said.
So far, Jernigan said, this years season doesnt appear to be quite as bad as 2014-15.
The influenza A virus H3N2 has caused the lions share of the illness in most parts of the country this year.
But recently theres been an uptick in activity by another influenza A virus, H1N1, Jernigan said, warning that even if the season appears to have peaked, flu viruses will circulate for weeks to come and people should continue to take precautions against getting infected.
Jernigan said that people over the age of 65 are being hospitalized for flu this season more than any other population. Even people age 50 to 64 are being hospitalized in high numbers.
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Why did the nurse tell you not to get a flu shot?
There was a wrong guess on which form of the flu would be most prevalent.
Getting this information out in a timely manner is a crap shoot.
Emphasis on crap.
I’m waiting for the libs to blame this on globull warming, you know they will.
Wife and I both have it. I’m 66 and went to the doctor on Tuesday. I’ve taken all the meds and I’m going back to the doctor tomorrow. Don’t seem to be getting any better.
I took the flu shot but I’ve been sick as a dog with flu and head cold now....low grade fever,chills, extremely tired, sore throat and Gi...and now its settled into a head cold...can’t shake it...
Of course and Trump didn't have the nation prepared because he was playing golf.
I had my flu shot Sept. 28th and about two months ago I got really ill with the flu, and so did my wife. We had not been sick in years and it took me three weeks to get over it. Nasty bug!
This is so weird.
This flu has been hell in the UK.
Lots of death, and even normal people who get it, gets sick like they have never been.....Fearing death sort of sick.
Yet in Norway?
Not even a mention.
The government says our population is immune...
so there you go...
Any to any of you if you get hit by this...
Do get tamiflu or relenza or some such asap.
Yes, that is correct. 10% effective was the story I read recently.
It took me three full weeks to get over it. I was sicker than I had been in many many years.
This flu strain is different than the vaccine.
Well, at least flu thins the herd.
As long as I do daily cardio (hard!), I never get the flu.
If I stop, I get the current variety.
Conclusion: Work out daily with solid cardio...unless you want to leave this world.
Lack of effectiveness I’m thinkin’.
The flu saves Social Security and Medicare...and pension plans are seeing great relief.
Meaning: there is no shame in dying...but if you want to keep living, start a solid cardio program.
I never get Flu-shots. I never go to the doctor, even when sick. I’ve accidentally eaten raw chicken and thought it was tasty.
Typically, any kind of Flu-like symptoms I get last only 24 hours and I am fine. Everyone else around me, including the person who gave me the flu, go on suffering and suffering, sometimes for weeks.
Flu has me down...4th day in bed....I went to a regular doc appointment on Monday...he checked lungs as standard protocol....no problems....gave blood later that afternoon. By Wed PM I knew something was going on...it’s NOT fun...but I tried some deep breathing today (best I could) and it seems to reduce the burning chest pain when I cough. Sore throat is PAINFUL. Lots of liquids...lots of Vit C and Vit D/K...hopefully tomorrow will be a better day. Hope you and wife start recovering...I’m 66 too. NO, did not get a flu shot. My MIL got diagnosed with Type A flu on Wed...yeah...she had had a flu shot.