Connecticut Reports its First Flu-Related Death This Season

Lydia Fleming
December 12, 2017

"The Centers for Disease Control can not catch each and every flu strain, and this one was unknown at the time". Brazil, on the other hand, has had a very mild season.

There have been two ICU admissions since September 1, two outbreaks in long-term care homes and experts predict things are about to get even worse. This research is critical in order to understand what the next flu threats to humans may be. It's a game of cat and mouse trying to chase the newest strain.

In 2014, 147 children died of flu - majority from a particular strain, H3N2. "Whenever we have a season that's predominately H3N2, we tend to have more outbreaks".

But preventing a flu outbreak isn't just the responsibility of scientists and immunologists. Roberts said it is too early to tell if the flu vaccine is working but said that even a little protection helps in the long run.

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Getting the flu shot isn't just about protecting your health.

People who have the flu often experience all or numerous following symptoms: fever, chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, fatigue and occasionally vomiting or diarrhea, although digestive issues are more common in children. "Therefore, you have much more closeness between people, making them more contagious if they are ill, especially during the holidays". Even if you're not anxious about getting sick yourself, if you're infected with the virus, you're still a potential source of infection for vulnerable populations.

The shots are also administered at Panhandle Health Districts Care Plus Clinics.

The vaccine's effectiveness was limited in Australia, only being about 10 percent effective against Influenza A (H3N2), which was the predominate virus experienced there. Even healthy people can get sick with the flu and have serious complications.

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Remember that this flu season, it's not just about you-it's about friends, family and neighbors in your community.

Flu viruses are constantly changing, and different viruses can circulate causing illness each season.

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She reminds those around infants must have their shots. Additionally, if you are sick, then you will need to stay home and rest.

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The vaccine can take up to two weeks to be fully effective.

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