Chesco Coroner: Flu claims at least 11 lives this season

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"There are certain situations when it's important for a child to get two vaccines and that has to do with their flu vaccine in the past and certain age groups", said McCall. According to a February 17 flu report issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the 2017-2018 season has seen the highest number of influenza-associated hospitalizations in a single season for Colorado.

The Georgia Department of Health recommends the following steps to help prevent getting and spreading the flu virus. "There have been more than 63 pediatric deaths nationally so far, so this is pretty serious".

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A federal report released Friday says there are signs the national outbreak could be easing, but illness rates remain higher than normal. Growing the virus inside eggs is antiquated and slow, with plenty of room for error. Dr. Willaim Schaffner who is the Vanderbilt University Flu expert tells,"The vaccine itself contains only purified parts of the virus; there is no live virus in the injectable vaccine, so it is impossible for the vaccine to cause the disease".

A predominant strain with uncommon resilience combined with an ineffective vaccine have made this season a catastrophic one.

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There are three types of flu, but within those types, each virus has a specific strain. We would particularly like to understand why vaccine effectiveness against H3N2 influenza year-to-year tends to be lower than effectiveness against other influenza viruses.

If you are caring for a sick individual at home, keep them away from common areas of the house and other people as much as possible.

It's hard to tell if your symptoms are due to the flu or something else entirely.

The Mail also included profiles and photos of some of those who have died from the flu this season, ranging from a 4-year-old boy with an underlying health condition to healthy and fit adults.

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It's "not too late to get vaccinated if you have not yet done so, given that we are starting to see a larger proportion of illnesses caused by H1N1 and B influenza, for which vaccines offer better protection", Gottlieb said.

Some believe pregnant women shouldn't get vaccinated, but is it true? "Vaccinations have also been shown to reduce the severity of the flu in people who get sick".

Millennials may opt out and regret it later. However, many do and are more likely to spread the disease than others, according to Newsweek.

"I know a lot of people are really missing the nasal vaccine", Price said.

Hate needles? You have options. It was 0 percent effective against one major flu strain during the 2016-2017 flu season.

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