24 flu-related hospitalizations reported in LeFlore County

24 flu-related hospitalizations reported in LeFlore County

The flu shot may prevent the risk of a heart attack, according to some doctors.

State health officials remind the public that there are several weeks remaining in the flu season, and the number of hospitalizations and deaths will continue to increase. The CDC suggests that everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated because the flu season will not be dying down any time soon. A 10-year-old girl with underlying health conditions died this month, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.

As of February 16, 2018, NMDOH reports 28 season-to-date flu outbreaks in long-term care facilitates (LTCFs), thirty-four flu-related deaths, all in adults, and 100 pneumonia-related deaths.

You can get the Tdap and flu vaccines while pregnant and it won't harm your baby, an extensive new study confirms.

Flu season can last until as late as May, officials said. "Our bill will help give our scientific community the support they need to research and ultimately develop a universal flu vaccine that can help our communities avoid deadly flu strains like the one we've seen this year".

Symptoms of the flu can include fever, chills, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, headaches and fatigue.

More than 74,000 flu cases have been reported since October 1. The authors note that they studied only people who were sick enough to visit a doctor and get tested.

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

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