Maine Officials Warn Of Sharp Uptick In Flu Hospitalizations

Maine Officials Warn Of Sharp Uptick In Flu Hospitalizations

Why has it been in the media recently?

The deadly "Aussie flu" virus has claimed its first victims in Ireland as medics fear an outbreak as about to sweep the UK.

Now Public Health England have revealed there has been a sharp rise in cases triggered by a surge in two aggressive sub-types of flu.

Myth #6 - You can't spread the flu if you are feeling well.

Experts believe the flu virus is spread when a sick person talks, sneezes or coughs.

Britons are being warned that a "killer Aussie flu" epidemic which affected 250,000 Australians and left hundreds dead last winter is poised to strike the United Kingdom.

Director of Health Protection Surveillance Centre, Dr. Kevin Kelleher, said: "Most people, unless they are in at risk group, can get better themselves at home".

Sneezing, body aches, and coughing are some of the most common symptoms of the flu. The cost of the standard flu shot, unless you have Medicaid, Medicare, Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield, Child Health Plus or Fidelis is $55.

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These include people aged 65 and over; anyone with a chronic illness; all pregnant women, as well as people in care homes, or long-stay care facilities.

Influenza B - a strain of flu that particularly affects children.

"We therefore encourage all those who are eligible to take up the offer of the vaccine". The nurses were instrumental in ME during the H1N1 flu outbreak in 2009, when vaccine clinics were set up all over the state, Carson said. It is working with NHS England to put measures in place to manage potential increases in flu activity. For the past several years, he says the vaccine has been anywhere between 40-60% effective in preventing disease but even in cases where the disease is not prevented, the vaccine can still reduce symptoms significantly.

"It looks like the worst cold you've ever had", he said. Sick rooms can be shared with others who are sick and in households with more than one bathroom, sick people should use one while well people use the other.

For most healthy people, recovering from flu can take roughly a week.

Another good reason to get the flu shot every year, says Mohammad, is that you may still carry some immunity to the strains in the previous year's blend. However, for those that are more vulnerable, it can be more severe and it is important to be aware of this and seek help when needed.

Dr. Mendoza says influenza is contagious up to one day before some has symptoms, and can remain contagious until about a week after the patient begins to have symptoms.

Adults with these emergency warning signs also need to see a doctor without delay: Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath; pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen; sudden dizziness; confusion; severe or persistent vomiting.

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