Categories: Flu & Pandemic
Be Careful: Flu Season is NOT over yetThe 2014-2015 Flu Season is not over yet - Flu activity is still high across most of the country with flu illnesses, hospitalizations and even deaths elevated. This current Flu season will probably continue for several more weeks. While this year's flu vaccine is not working as well as usual against some H3N2 viruses, vaccination can still protect some people and reduce...
Categories: Child Safety & Flu & Pandemic
Flu EpidemicIt is the New Year, but flu season has already officially crossed the epidemic threshold, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fifteen children have died across the country from influenza, as the number of states reporting a "high" level of influenza activity jumped from 13 to 22 in one week. The determination follows an earlier warning from the agency...
Categories: Flu & Pandemic
Flu Season 2014-2015What should you expect during Cold and Flu Season this year? The 2014-2015 Influenza Season is coming. While Flu viruses are constantly changing nobody knows (not the CDC, nor WHO, nor You!) what to expect for each coming Flu Season - a new strain could be especially virulent, or comparatively weak. It is not unusual for new flu viruses to appear...
Categories: Info News, Press Releases & Flu & Pandemic
New Report Highlights Benefits of Flu VaccineDuring National Influenza Vaccination Week, CDC urges unvaccinated Americans to get a flu vaccine Flu vaccination prevented an estimated 6.6 million influenza-associated illnesses, 3.2 million medically attended illnesses, and 79,000 hospitalizations during the 2012-2013 flu season, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). CDC also reported today that...
Categories: General Safety Topics, Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors, Health Tips, Info News & Flu & Pandemic
Flu FightersOK - you may think we repeat ourselves.. we talk a lot about Flu this time of year... There is a reason we go on about Flu this, Flu that... it is a serious illness that spreads - often to pandemic proportions, and it is EASY to avoid... Flu season has begun! Are you protected? The flu is a contagious...
Categories: Info News & Flu & Pandemic
Flu TimeIt is Flu Season - Again...yes, it happens every year. Just think how lucky we are that the Flu is our major concern each Fall. Lucky? - True, Influenza can be fatal, Flu can spread to Pandemic or Epidemic proportions, but it is not that many years ago that we still had annual "Polio Season". Whew, I'll deal with the Flu! Some things to know about Influenza... • The flu vaccine cannot cause the flu. The viruses in the vaccine are either killed or weakened, which means they cannot cause infection. • If given during pregnancy, the flu shot has been shown to protect both the mother and her baby (up to age 6 months) from flu. • You can take 3 steps to fight flu: get vaccinated, practice healthy habits, and take antiviral medications if prescribed. Continue reading →