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Flu Vaccines More Effective for Children Than for Adults

09 March 2018

As of March 3, according to the latest public health report, a total of 112 CT people had died from the flu in the 2017-18 season, more than in the two previous seasons combined, according to the state public health department.

Officials released the updated numbers on Thursday.

Connecticut's flu season has been the deadliest in years. That's the highest level since the swine flu pandemic in 2009.

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Hospitals, schools and facilities across North Carolina closed or limited hours or visitors due to the widespread spread of the virus this year.

"We're in the middle of a nationwide flu epidemic and I'm asking North Carolinians to do their part to stay healthy and stop the flu from spreading", Cooper said in a statement.

The number of flu-related deaths in El Paso now stands at 18, with a boy under the age of five being one of the latest victims of the virus. "In addition, prescription antiviral medications may help treat the flu", Webster said. There are likely more flu-associated deaths across the state, Mask said. The campsite, where students were waiting for tickets to the game against UNC, was empty, and students' placees in line were being held by headline monitors. They advised people to treat themselves at home, if possible.

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These alternative manufacturing approaches can directly incorporate the sequenced circulating flu viruses and can do so more quickly that the egg-based approach.

The number of patients with flu symptoms seeking treatment at Patient First in Midlothian has also declined over the past two weeks, to numbers more typical for this time of year, says staff physician Elizabeth Jenkins.

Restrictions remain in place at local hospitals, including the newly named Atrium Health (Carolinas HealthCare System) and Novant Health's Presbyterian Medical Center, which have banned visits to patients by children 12 and under. Symptoms may include a sudden onset of fever, cough, headache or muscle aches, tiredness, sore throat and nasal congestion.

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Flu Vaccines More Effective for Children Than for Adults