Monday, 23 July, 2018

IN flu-related deaths reached almost 200 last week

Free stronger flu vaccine for older Australians after 2017's deadly outbreak Two new flu vaccines announced
Carol Daniels | 17 February, 2018, 23:22

The effort to offer free vaccines to residents follows the latest report from state and local health officials that North Carolina may be nearing the peak flu season. Of those, 28 of them in Travis County. For more information please see the attached news release on "Flu Shot Friday". No other local IN county has five or more flu-related deaths.

They had their epidemiologist look at death certificates from hospitals from January until earlier this month and pull data for both flu and pneumonia deaths.

Here's some numbers that also show how bad this flu season has been.

This death - the county's first flu death this year - struck a nerve, Victor said. Despite the number of flu cases declining, it's likely widespread flu activity will continue for "some time", the report said. That raises the state's pediatric flu death toll this season to five. By Monday, he said, the absentee rate had increased to 15 percent, and it increased even further on Tuesday, Feb. 6, to an absentee rate of almost 20 percent. When asked to comment, pharmacists for branches in Hays and Travis County declined to make statements.

Authorities clear Highline College; no evidence of shooting
Police are directing families seeking information to the Northwest corner of the nearby Lowe's parking lot. Highline College posted on Facebook that the campus is clear and closed for the day.

A Federal Appeals Court Rules That Trump's Latest Travel Ban Is Unconstitutional
The latest version bars or limits entry by people from Iran, Syria , Chad, Somalia, Libya and Yemen. He added: "Our constitutional structure forbids such intrusion by the judiciary".

Student brought unloaded gun to Lee's Summit North High School
Flower Mound policy have anonymous student tip line and resource officers at high schools in the Flower Mound school district. Plano police said the juvenile male was arrested without incident on campus and the gun was confiscated.

This week, 372 lab-confirmed cases and 18,000 positive rapid flu detection tests were reported by public health and clinical labs bringing the season totals to 2,384 and 97,407 respectively.

Flu-related deaths are typically associated with complications caused by the virus. This year's flu vaccine is estimated to be only 25 percent effective against that type.

The best way to protect against the flu virus is to get the flu vaccine.

Health officials say more than 100 thousand people have fallen ill from the sickness since flu season began back in October.

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