Kids hit harder than adults this flu season in Manitoba

State health officials have confirmed the first death of a New Jersey child associated with the flu this season.

On average, it takes about two days after being exposed to the flu before symptoms begin.

The program is aimed at reducing morbidity, complications and mortality from seasonal influenza by improving the immunization coverage of people aged 65 and over, as well as by raising the awareness of the population of the risk of influenza and related complications and ways of prevention, the statement said.

On Monday, as the flu season progressed, the American Academy of Pediatrics released findings from five studies conducted from 2013-16, which show the nasal spray was less effective against influenza A than the injected form for all pediatric age groups.

Infectious disease experts David Cennimo at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School discusses this year's flu season and how you can protect yourself.

Every year in the USA, more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu complications and the flu causes about 12,000 to 56,000 deaths each year, data shows.

The virus has already claimed the lives of 13 children so far this flu season.

This time a year ago, there was a strong flu strain, forcing hospital facilities to impose strict visiting restrictions which remained in place ever since.

The peak of the season is likely to be the Lunar New Year holiday, but the epidemic situation is expected to be relatively milder, CDC Deputy Director-General Philip Lo (羅一鈞) said. Including the other regions-in which the influenza A (H1N1) pdm09 strain is the most predominant in each-43 of the US' 54 jurisdictions are now reporting flu activity at regional or widespread levels.

People should also continue to practice good hygiene, like washing your hands, coughing into your sleeve, disposing used tissues and staying home if you're sick. "If you have not yet been vaccinated this year, it's not too late".

According to Cody, the individual who died had other medical conditions that put them at increased risk of severe complications from the flu. "Prescription flu medicine started early can shorten the duration of symptoms", Dr. Jeffrey Klausner, a professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), told Healthline.

Related News:

  • The Duchess of Cambridge turns 37

    The Duchess of Cambridge turns 37

    Clarence House, the residence of Prince Charles and Camilla, also couldn't chose just one photo to wish Kate a happy birthday. The Duchess of Cambridge wrapped up against the wintry weather to join the Queen at church yesterday.
    Trump’s Border Wall Won’t Block the Drug ‘Pipeline’ - Hit & Run

    Trump’s Border Wall Won’t Block the Drug ‘Pipeline’ - Hit & Run

    Some say Trump's hardline policies are slowing the process for those people, creating an overwhelming bottleneck at the border. They see it as immoral and ineffective and prefer other types of border security funded at already agreed-upon levels.
    Air travelers start to feel effects of US government shutdown

    Air travelers start to feel effects of US government shutdown

    The union for federal employees is rallying on Thursday, asking people to ask Congress end the shut down. Your unauthorized unscheduled absence will be coded by payroll as absent without leave (AWOL).
  • Afghan Taliban cancel peace talks with U.S.  officials in Qatar

    Afghan Taliban cancel peace talks with U.S. officials in Qatar

    Western diplomats based in Kabul said Pakistan's cooperation in the peace process will be crucial to its success. It adds that the U.S. may continue providing civilian assistance and seek contributions from other donors.
    Trump doubles down on push for border wall in televised address

    Trump doubles down on push for border wall in televised address

    So, how do we untangle this mess? There is an obvious solution: separate the shutdown from the arguments over border security. McConnell urged Democrats to "come to the table and help deliver a solution" to reopen the government.
    Fiji Water Woman reveals favorite Golden Globes photobomb

    Fiji Water Woman reveals favorite Golden Globes photobomb

    On her website, Cuthbert also lists her measurements and posts dozens of professional photos displaying her versatility. And she says it might encourage her not to neglect her own dressing up in the future.
  • China trade talks extended as both sides tout progress

    China trade talks extended as both sides tout progress

    The temporary trade-war ceasefire came after the two sides imposed import duties on more than $300 billion of each other's goods. The talks are occurring as Chinese growth - 6.5 percent in the July-to-September period - fell to its lowest point in a decade.
    NBA looking into circumstances of Patrick McCaw signing

    NBA looking into circumstances of Patrick McCaw signing

    The NBA is looking into the circumstances surrounding Patrick McCaw's short-lived stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers . How long the league's review will take has not been determined, nor is it clear what the Warriors might be seeking.

    Larry Ellison Invests $1B In Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA)

    Ellison is the world's ninth-richest person with a net worth of US$51.4 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. He criticized how the media had covered Musk, whom he lauded for "landing rockets" and called a close friend.
  • World Cup victor  Pavard to join Bayern Munich from July 1

    World Cup victor Pavard to join Bayern Munich from July 1

    VfB Stuttgart and France defender Benjamin Pavard will be joining Bayern Munich at the end of the 2018-19 season. He has featured 14 times for a struggling Stuttgart this season, with the club now 16th in the Bundesliga table.
    Mobile teases

    Mobile teases "9G" because it's as true as AT&T's "5G E"

    So, TMo customers, get ready for "9G" - it's even easier to apply because it doesn't require a software update. The result was a commercial 5G offering a full two years ahead of original estimates.
    Hardik Pandya served show cause notice after misogynist remark

    Hardik Pandya served show cause notice after misogynist remark

    On Wednesday, Pandya issued an apology on his Twitter account, stating that he got a bit carried away by the nature of the show. He added that he sees himself as more from the black side, thus, it is necessary for him to check out the way women move.


Most liked

China offered to help kill investigations into 1MDB
The journalists reviewed minutes from meetings between Chinese and Malaysian officials that had not been disclosed before. The allegations have been denied by Najib, as well as by the Chinese embassy in Kuala Lumpur, according to Malaysiakini .

The best overall diets for 2019
The Mediterranean diet took over the No. 1 spot from the DASH diet, which had maintained the top ranking for eight years in a row. The plan also involves in-person meetings or online chats created to support those in the program and keep them accountable.

Kevin Hart Apologizes for His Past Anti-LGBTQ Comments
Hart apologizing for his remarks: "Once again, Kevin Hart apologizes for his remarks that hurt members of the LGBTQ community".

Transfer: Alvaro Morata decides to join Sevilla from Chelsea
According to Diario AS , Morata's agent, Juanma Lopez , arrived in Spain on Tuesday to negotiate the striker's move to Sevilla . The Spanish club are interested in bringing the forward back to La Liga as he has struggled to settle at Stamford Bridge.

Norwegian billionaire's wife abducted; ransom demanded
Tom Hagen has an estimated net worth of 1.7 billion NOK (c. 200m USD), and is ranked 172 on Norway's rich list. Chief investigator Tommy Broeske said the threats in the note were "of a very serious character".

GM workers stage another sit-in at Oshawa plant
He says this is corporate greed with GM moving more work to Mexico. As it stands General Motors in Oshawa will close down in 2019. The union is also considering its legal options, Dias said.

Yellow vest protesters call for huge run on French banks
It was the latest round of weekly protests since mid-November, with another major demonstration called for Saturday. Mounir Mahjoubi, minister for the digital economy, tweeted: "Apparently hitting a police officer makes money".

HBO confirms the cast and director of Game of Thrones' prequel pilot
If green-lighted, the GOT prequel will explore and unravel the secrets of how Westeros came to be, and the origins of key characters and families depicted in " Game of Thrones ".

Photoshop fail: what is going on with the Australian PM’s feet?
Enter internet trolls who wasted no time mocking the Prime Minister . The site later appeared to revert to the original shoes. The original photo has now been restored.

Golden Globe Awards winners surprise movie critics, pundits
The majority of critics felt the movie was all over the place and did a disservice to the memory of Freddie Mercury . When pressed backstage to account for Singer's role in the film, the question was avoided altogether.

Lindsay Lohan Just Re-Created Her Viral #DoTheLilo Dance
Lohan has been open about her past struggles with drugs and alcohol , but she hopes people see her business ventures in a positive light.

European Union hits Iran with sanctions after murder plots
Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Stef Blok said Iran also attempted an assassination in Denmark and a bomb attack in France. In a tweet, Mohammad Javad Zarif said the sanctions will not absolve Europe of its responsibility for harboring terrorists.

Rory McIlroy pleased to show ‘more versatility’ in his game
The 2017 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year opened with a bogey, but reeled off four birdies and an eagle to make the turn in 6-under 31. Woodland said he did not realise that the Northern Irishman had pulled into a tie for the lead on the back nine.

Egyptian Mo Salah bags African Footballer of the Year award
Unhappy with his two-goal return, Chelsea lent Salah to Italian outfits Fiorentina and Roma, then sold him to the latter club. He became the first player to do so after Ivory Coast's Yaya Toure, who claimed it four years in a row between 2011 and 2014.

NASA finds planet outside solar system that may have water
K2-288Bb, as the new planet is called, is located within its star's habitable zone, which is why liquid water is a possibility. They determined that they should be able to find the signal again, in TESS's "sector 3" data - which they succeeded in doing.