Published: Sat, December 30, 2017
Health Care | By Alberto Manning

San Diego hospital opens surge tent after area flu cases quadruple

San Diego hospital opens surge tent after area flu cases quadruple

The Centers for Disease Control has a list of symptoms to help you determine if you have the flu or just a cold.

A flu vaccine, available at pharmacies and in good supply in the United States, may not offer adequate protection against Type A, subtype H3N2, the influenza virus strain now circulating in the country, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Thursday. "People become protected about two weeks after receiving the vaccine", said Taylor.

"While flu vaccination is still recommended for people who have not yet gotten vaccinated, antiviral drugs are an important second line of defense that can be used to treat flu illness", the USA agency added. It is also spread by touching objects that have been coughed or sneezed on by someone with the flu.

"Be sure to clean high-touch surfaces (exam tables, counter tops, chairs, sinks and faucets, door handles, light switches, etc.) with a disinfecting solution as needed and allow to air dry", she said.

People who are overweight or obese.

According to the North Carolina Public Health Division, the influenza-like illness activity in the state has reached more than 2 percent and local transmission has increased. Individuals should discuss flu vaccine concerns with a health care provider.

"Flu vaccination is the most effective protection against flu, and it's still not too late to get a flu shot".

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"Older adults, individuals with chronic health conditions, pregnant women, young children and infants are more vulnerable to flu illness".

Four area hospitals have adjusted visitation guidelines in response to the widespread influenza activity in the area.

Achebe said not everyone who gets the flu is asked whether they were immunized, but a few people who got the shot still got sick.

Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University, told CNN previously that "when we measure vaccine effectiveness, that's effectiveness against protecting against disease completely". The children's vaccine is available at all DCHHS immunization clinics.

Newsome said respiratory hygiene is very important to control the spread of the flu.

"It is hard to predict which influenza viruses will predominate in the 2017-18 influenza season".

"Walk in and roll up your sleeve", said Schaffner.

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