Category: Influenza 2018-2019

Why did the flu kill 80,000 Americans last year?

The 2017-2018 flu season was historically severe. Public health officials estimate that 900,000 Americans were hospitalized and 80,000 died from the flu and its complications. For comparison, the previous worst season from the past decade, 2010-2011, saw 56,000 deaths. In a typical season, 30,000 Americans die. So

What to know about the 2018-2019 flu season in Massachusetts | Boston.com

The latest weekly flu report from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health says the rates of “flu-like illness” have increased just slightly in the state so far in October, but officials are once again issuing the call for residents to get a

New Jersey- The flu is here, and it’s going to get worse

The flu has officially landed in New Jersey. Though activity is still low, it’s a sign of what’s to come in the next few months. So, if you haven’t gotten a flu shot yet, now is the time, experts say. Last year’s

Washington DE- Doctors issue warnings after reports of flu-related deaths | WJLA

Doctors are issuing warnings to people after several reports of flu-related deaths. In North Carolina, two flu-related deaths were reported. A 29-year-old lawyer died from a heart attack after complications from the flu, and an older person also died. Flu

Texas Influenza Surveillance Summer Report

Current Extended Flu Activity Report (PDF) (September 23, 2018 – September 29, 2018) Report produced on 10/05/2018 Summary: Influenza activity remains low across the state of Texas. It appears that influenza activity peaked in late January. Compared to the previous week, the

WHO | Influenza update – 325

Information in this report is categorized by influenza transmission zones, which are geographical groups of countries, areas or territories with similar influenza transmission patterns. For more information on influenza transmission zones, see the link below: Influenza Transmission Zones pdf, 659kb

WHO changes 2 strains for 2018-19 flu vaccine | CIDRAP

Following a meeting in Geneva this week, the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) flu vaccine advisory group today recommended changing two of the four components for quadrivalent vaccines to be produced for the Northern Hemisphere 2018-19 flu season. The group recommended

Flu Vaccine 2019: Will It Be Better?

After a flu season that hit hard in Australia and the United States, scientists are trying to see what lessons can be applied to the vaccine for next winter’s season.After a bad flu season in the Southern Hemisphere last fall, many in

CDC – 2018-19 | Seasonal Influenza

It is recommended that egg based quadrivalent vaccines for use in the 2019 southern hemisphere influenza season contain the following: an A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus; an A/Switzerland/8060/2017 (H3N2)-like virus; a B/Colorado/06/2017-like virus (B/Victoria/2/87 lineage); and a B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus (B/Yamagata/16/88 lineage). It

WHO | Recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2019 southern hemisphere influenza season

27 September 2018 It is recommended that egg based quadrivalent vaccines for use in the 2019 southern hemisphere influenza season contain the following: an A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus; an A/Switzerland/8060/2017 (H3N2)-like virus; a B/Colorado/06/2017-like virus (B/Victoria/2/87 lineage); and a B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus

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