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USA flu vaccine a good match; season moderate so far

Three reported cases of campylobacter (campy) and four cases of cryptosporidiosis (crypto) - both diarrheal illnesses according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - and one case of salmonella were also reported in January, according to her report.

Most influenza vaccine is produced in hen's eggs; the viruses have to adapt to grow in eggs.

During the 2015-16 season, vaccine effectiveness was 47 percent - similar to this season.

"It's not as good as we would like to see, and we've seen higher for some of the seasons - more for H1N1 and for [flu] B", said Brendan Flannery, an epidemiologist with the CDC's influenza division.

From a market perspective, Kalorama says that year-to-year flu statistics and effectiveness stats don't change the general status of the market.

Influenza vaccine is still available across OH as flu-like illness continues to increase and the number-of associated hospitalizations remains high.

The deaths were the most in a week since the flu season began last fall and included the second child. Each season researchers try to determine how well flu vaccines work to regularly assess and confirm the value of flu vaccination as a public health intervention. That occurred during the 2012-2013 season, according to the news release. Plus, we should be getting the shots not just to protect ourselves but to protect coworkers and family members who are more vulnerable to serious complications.

Generally, vaccine effectiveness varies and is not only based on what type of viruses are circulating. "You won't have to be admitted to the hospital, you won't have to go to the ICU, and you won't die".

In addition to getting vaccinated there are a number of other steps you can take to help prevent getting or spreading the flu.

"So half a loaf is better than none", said Schaffner.

"Still, we can do a lot of good with a pretty good vaccine available today".

Rigler says there have been more than 3,000 confirmed cases of the flu in Arizona. "And also quarantining yourself if you're sick". "The flu shot is still the best way to make sure you and your loved ones are protected". While seasonal flu-related deaths of people older than 18 years of age are not reportable, those among children are reported.



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