WHO recommends changes to 2018 flu vaccine

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But past year, a baffled CDC said it was no longer protecting against certain influenza strains as well as regular flu shots and told doctors not to use it. Influenza B strains, which only affect humans, tend to pick up later in the season.

But we know little about the relative importance of these factors, and, until now, no research has looked at them simultaneously.

Children aged two and three years will receive a nasal vaccination at their GP surgery.

Those most at risk to catch the flu are young children, the elderly, pregnant women or people with preexisting conditions.

26, the Flathead City-County Health Department confirmed the countys first case of influenza for the season. Third, if you get the flu, take antiviral medications, such as Tamiflu. Serious allergic reactions are very rare.

Fewer than 47 percent of Americans were vaccinated during the last flu season, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. If that rate had been 5 percent higher, another 490,000 illnesses and 7,000 hospitalizations could've been avoided, according to CDC estimates, Price said.

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The hospitalization rate last season for influenza was almost double that of the 2015-2016 season, officials said.

It's unclear what kind of flu season Northeast Wisconsin could expect - but officials say the best say to stay healthy is to get the flu shot. The hospitalization rate was nearly double that of the 2015-2016 season and higher across all age groups than the previous eight seasons, with the exception of the 2014-2015 season. There were 52 deaths and 1,429 hospitalizations, or twice normal. "Children do die of the flu".

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All flu vaccines this season are made to protect against viruses similar to the strains A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1), A/Hong Kong/4801/2014 (H3N2) and B/Brisbane/60/2008 (B/Victoria lineage).

For the study, British researchers recorded the mood, stress, sleep patterns, diets, negative thoughts and other markers of both mental and physical health in 138 people between the ages of 65 and 85.

"We offer the quadrivalent flu shot, which protects against four strains of influenza", James said. "Our goal is to increase coverage for children of all ages".

Treatment for the H3N2 virus is the same as those who contract the seasonal flu, which include a regimen of antiviral medication.

"These numbers are far too high, especially when we consider that there is a vaccine that can prevent a significant proportion of this disease", Price said. "Let's get that protection", said Dr. William Schaffner, director of the NFID.

Garland said the goal of Public Health is "community immunity". "Influenza is an unpredictable infectious disease".

With flu season looming, the University of Minnesota'sBoynton Health is setting up flu clinics across campus.

"Historically they've had an intranasal flu vaccination, but studies have shown that it's not almost as effective as the intramuscular injections", said Dr. Minior.