Flu shot linked to preventing heart attacks

This chart from the Pennsylvania Department of Health issued on Feb. 20 2018 shows the path of flu cases during the 2017-18 flu season compared with those of other recent years

A higher number of flu deaths are typically reported during a severe influenza season, which the county and the nation are now experiencing. As of February 3, 63 infants died this season, the CDC reported earlier, adding outbreaks were likely to linger for several weeks and cause more deaths. This is the first time in 15 flu seasons all states have reported widespread flu activity in the same week, according to the CDC.

No appointments are needed to receive a flu shot at any county health department. No appointments are necessary.

Since October 2017, 430 serious cases of flu have been reported in Taiwan, 58 of which have resulted in deaths, according to CDC statistics. Each year, flu causes millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands or sometimes tens of thousands of deaths in the United States.

"The nasal flu vaccine is a great tool to have in that toolbox of different options people can get for the shots", Nordlund said. Additionally, the vaccine effectiveness for A (H3N2) has generally been lower than other strains. Its estimated overall effectiveness of 36 percent is below the 40 to 60 percent range expected when the vaccine is well matched to circulating viruses.

Florida legislators vote down attempt to revive ban on assault rifles
In the chilly February weather, they chanted "What do we want?" And Florida has a reputation for expanding gun rights. The two events serve as a call to action for Congress to act effectively on gun violence and reevaluate their laws.

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Remember that antiviral medications are a second-line defense against the flu.

The AstraZeneca product was once considered the best childhood flu vaccine on the market and accounted for about a third of all child vaccinations.

The symptoms of the flu virus include tremendous fatigue, discomfort, fever, coughing and muscle aches.

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