Now that the Christmas holidays have passed, it's time to prepare for the future by starting the new year healthier by preventing the flu. However, seasonal flu activity can begin as early as October and continue to occur as late as May. The flu is not the stomach illness many people call the flu, but the flu is the respiratory illness that can make you ill for weeks, can put you into the hospital, and can kill.
However, Qatar has seen a significant increase in the prevalence of flu this year, despite the vaccination campaign to counter influenza was launched by the health authorities.
Many were adults older than 65, but also 180 children died from the flu.
Influenza viruses usually infect the respiratory tract.
Health officials said most people are testing positive for Influenza A H1N1.
The influenza vaccine has been made easily accessible to everyone to ensure vaccination of as many people as possible.
The state said you still have time to get one this year and it's especially important for children to get one. "We've been telling our patients for a long time to look out, because the flu numbers are going to be going up, so we're officially in flu season".
One reason for hospitalization can be pneumonia, which is a "very well-known complication of influenza", Bogoch said.More news: Investigations started on CenturyLink outage, 911 failures
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"Pneumonia can be related to influenza but it can also be caused by other viral and bacterial illnesses in children".
Dr. Williams says for anyone anxious about getting the flu or having other negative reactions due to getting the flu shot - don't.
Dr. David Williams says the vaccine was carefully formulated to protect against four current flu strains based on recommendations from the World Health Organization.
The U.S. influenza vaccines market was valued at US$ 2.1 billion in 2016 and is expected to witness a CAGR of 15.9% over the forecast period (2017-2025).
Choosing to get the flu shot - for yourself and for your children - is a "no-brainer", Bogoch said.
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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services also reported a pediatric flu death December 21.