IN hospitals taking steps to prevent flu virus' spread

Leslie Hanson
January 13, 2018

The acting chief medical officer said there are no great concerns locally, even as 23 states in the US reported increased cases of influenza, something the C.D.C. said was proof of an intensifying flu season.

How bad is it in San Angelo? Another illness seen frequently at St. Mary's is strep throat, which can have similar symptoms to the flu, he said.

People with medical devices like urinary catheters or breathing tubes. "These are positive flu cases. just because you are positive for flu doesn't guarantee admission to the hospital", she said.

Incidence of flu is recorded from December 1 to September 30. Experts believe peak flu season could come as early as next week.

"When the flu is as prevalent as it is now", said Campbell, "it's hard to avoid".

Getting a flu shot every year can be a pain. "She still cried a bunch, but was braver than a year ago". This year, 1,250 people were inoculated.

Australia had its most severe flu season in flu years-and the flu vaccine used down under is the same one used here.


"Widespread" means that more than 50 percent of geographic regions within a US state are reporting flu activity.

A list of upcoming flu vaccination clinics can be found on the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency website.

Sporadic: Small numbers of laboratory-confirmed influenza cases or a single laboratory-confirmed influenza outbreak has been reported, but there is no increase in cases of ILI. According to reports from Australia, which used a similar vaccine as the USA, about 10 percent effectiveness was experienced there.

Health officials said flu activity is now high in Stanislaus County.

"Texas has the highest category of outbreak-widespread". Now, they're taking extra precaution to stop the spread.

Because the flu is a viral infection, antibiotic drugs are completely useless against this illness. For starters, those who are sick are urged to stay at home until they have been fever-free for 24 hours. "That helps you in the long run". Fuller's team also was able to direct the T-cells to go to the lungs first, where much of the damage of an influenza infection occurs.

And finally, wash your hands!

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