OSU Lima holds Flu Vaccine Blitz

Leslie Hanson
November 4, 2018

Talking to APP, General Physician, Dr Mubashir said the department concerned must introduce a proper public health policy to control the spread of seasonal diseases especially influenza. (The only strain the mega-antibody didn't work on is a type of bird flu that has never been known to infect people.)"That's something that made this quite a unique antibody", said Joost A. Kolkman, an antibody engineer at Janssen, the pharmaceutical company, and a co-author of the new study, published in the journal Science.

During the 2017-18 flu season, 391 flu deaths were reported in North Carolina, the highest death toll in a single flu season since it became a requirement to report adult flu deaths to public health officials in 2009. Results from the first year of using the high-dose flu vaccine on Manitoba seniors in long-term care facilities showed promising results.

Ohio State Total Health and Wellness hosted by a Flu Vaccine Blitz for students. Not only was there a high number of cases of H3N2 starting in the fall, but there was a late winter-early spring surge of influenza B cases.

"We don't typically see flu-related deaths this early in the season, but flu viruses circulate year-round and can have heartbreaking consequences at any time", said Indiana State Health Commissioner Kris Box, M.D., FACOG.

If these preclinical findings translate into humans, the approach may be a powerful tool to fight flu in vulnerable populations now not covered by traditional vaccination. "I and many others have been saying for over 20 years that you can't get the flu from the flu vaccine".

The flu "influenza" is an infection in the nose, throat and lungs caused by a virus. Flu and problems from flu are serious and can be avoided. And this is one of them."Birds host a vast variety of flu strains, which are constantly mutating and mixing genes into new combinations".

Fact: The CDC reports that more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu complications each year, while 36,000 die from it. Reducing the risk of flu is especially important for people who have certain medical conditions, such as asthma, diabetes or chronic lung disease; and for pregnant women, young children, and people 65 and older.

"One of the common ones (misconceptions) that we do get is that the flu shot will cause the flu, and that is incorrect", he said.

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