San Diego 2017 Flu Season More Cases Reported Early

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Also, the local health unit administers the flu vaccine from 3-4 p.m. Monday through Friday with no appointment. Receiving the flu shot each season is the best way to prevent infection, as the virus changes from year to year; each season the recommended vaccine is created to protect against circulating viruses.

As a semi-tropical country, seasonal influenza viruses continue to appear throughout the year in the Sultanate. "Even healthy people get seriously ill from flu every year, but people who are very young, the elderly, pregnant women and people with certain underlying health problems are at high risk of serious flu complications".

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases told CNN that "in general, we get in our season what the Southern Hemisphere got in the season immediately preceding us and an intelligent guess" is that North America will most likely have a bad flu season. These include life- threatening allergic reactions to a previous dose of the flu vaccine ingredient in the vaccine. The resident, a man over the age of 50 in northern Idaho, died of complications from influenza this month. Seasonal flu is an acute respiratory infection caused by influenza virus.

The flu virus changes from year to year, and this year's vaccine protects against the flu viruses that are expected to cause the most illness this flu season.

Influenza (flu) vaccine can reduce your chances of getting influenza, or it can make influenza less severe if you do get it. Getting a flu shot can not cause you to get influenza.

According to the latest report by the MoH, deaths as a result of influenza have reduced over the past three years, with the 2017 season seeing eight cases of deaths so far, compared with 2015, which recorded 25 deaths.

221 cases have been reported this "flu season, " as of Wednesday with one fatality, according to the county Health and Human Services Agency.

It takes about two weeks for protection to develop after vaccination, and protection lasts through the flu season. It also helps to prevent spreading flu to your family and other people.

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