Two dozen flu deaths reported in Nebraska

The finding is especially important for people aged 65 years and over. The flu vaccine is not ideal, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports a good match between this year's early season US viruses and the vaccine.

The Georgian Health Ministry reports that now 253 people are infected with flu per 100,000.

Nineteen people have died because of the swine flu (H1N1) in Georgia this winter, the Georgian National Disease Control Centre says. "We know that the vaccine reduces outpatient visits, hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and can be life-saving in children". The statistics show a large decrease in confirmed cases since the middle to end of December. "So if someone gets the vaccine and they still have the flu, they aren't getting a case as severe, it is still giving them some protection and decreasing the severity of the illness". We typically look to the Southern Hemisphere to gauge how the flu is progressing, and the dominant circulating viruses are better matched to this year's vaccine. "They can provide an anti-viral medication that could lessen the flu and help prevent serious complications, as flu can keep you sick from several days to less than two weeks", Richards said.

She added that persons with outpatient appointments at the hospital who believe they may have the flu should call to reschedule. Do I really need a flu vaccination? A flu shot was even more effective in preventing the most severe forms of flu. It reduced the risk of being admitted to an ICU with flu by 82%.

The doctors of Gandhi Hospital after examining the patients declared that five persons including three women from Hyderabad are suffering from Swine Flu.

In the current study, the researchers considered 1727 patients age 18 and older who were hospitalized for flu in the Catalan region of Spain over 6 flu seasons ending in 2016.

"If the influenza strain in the vaccine matches the virus in the community, then we have a high effectiveness rate", Richards said.

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