Danielle Iuliano, PhD, the study's lead author who is a researcher in the CDC's influenza division, said in a CDC press release, "This work adds to a growing global understanding of the burden of influenza and populations at highest risk".
The school's students and staff were administered some other antiviral agents, and the school was also fumigated, following the detection of the swine flu. 35 patients have been hospitalized in the county, according to the Tulsa Health Department's Leanne Stephens. The other two states seeing high influenza volumes are MS and Louisiana.
The number of confirmed flu cases in New York State by week for the last four flu seasons (including the current one). The case rate for Georgetown County was 32 per 100,000, while Florence County had 31. The most common symptoms of flu include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, and muscle or body aches. In fact, for the week that ended December 2 - the most recent data available - there were 92 flu-related hospitalizations, up significantly from the 19 reported during the same week a year ago.
While it's unclear what the implications of what's going on in Australia are for the Northern Hemisphere, medical professionals here in Iowa still express a high degree of confidence in the effectiveness of the flu vaccine.
The majority of people hit by the flu this season will recover; however, hundreds of thousands of others won't be as lucky.
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The Center for Disease Control recommends that everyone six months and older be subject to a flu vaccine every year. "So if you need to be out and about running errands and meeting up with friends and family, it's wise to protect yourself-and them-as best you can". "Now is the time to get your flu shot if you haven't already".
The flu has not yet made great inroads into Abilene, those following the illness' progress so far say.
Flu vaccination can also come in the form of a live-flu mist, but the CDC is not recommending that anyone get that this year because it's been less effective than the shot in recent years. He said any time people hear the flu shot isn't a flawless match for circulating viruses, they're reluctant to get vaccinated.
Children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems are seen most at risk for the disease, which can be fatal.
Health officials say that flu season generally runs from October through May, often peaking in February.