Connecticut Faces Early And Challenging Flu Season

Connecticut Faces Early And Challenging Flu Season

If it seems like this flu season is worse than last year, that's probably because Dallas County is seeing a spike in cases much earlier than in previous years, said Zachary Thompson, director of the Dallas County Health and Human Services Department.

Flu activity in Kentucky is now widespread for the first time this season.

Montana's flu season lasts from October through May and typically peaks in January. "If you have symptoms of the flu it's better to miss some of the holiday fun than to risk infecting others - especially those people who are at higher risk of serious complications".

Most of the time, vaccines don't cause any side effects; and the vaccines go through rigorous testing before they are approved, and are constantly monitored once available to the public.

Getting the shot is a proactive way to avoid a potentially harmful illness that is good for you, your loved one and the people in your care, say hospital administrators.

"The influenza vaccine protects against multiple strains of flu", said Stacey Anderson, who works for the DPHHS Communicable Disease Epidemiology section.

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Schneeman said one population in particular should consider getting a flu shot.

For two and three-year-old children the vaccine - which is a quick, safe and completely pain-free nasal spray - will be given at their local GP surgery.

Government officials contend the viruses in flu shots are killed during the production of a vaccine, which means they can not cause infection.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends yearly flu vaccinations for everyone over the age of six months, although there are rare exceptions. "This is a tragic reminder that the flu still kills", said county public health official Cameron Kaiser, MD, in a statement.

Symptoms of influenza can include a fever of more than 38 C (100.4 F), dry cough, chills, headache, muscle ache, loss of appetite, sore throat and runny nose, and in younger children, nausea and vomiting. They say that's why vaccines "wear off" instead of giving lifetime immunity from the very strains people are inoculated with.

Stay home when you are sick.

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