Winter Storm Watch issued for the Quad Cities Some airlines preemptively canceled or delayed flights on Tuesday in preparation the conditions Winter Storm Liam would bring. In Vermont, highways across the state were snow covered and slippery, causing a few tractor-trailers to slide off the road.
"We don't have any signs of hospitalizations leveling off yet", said Schuchat. Keeping in mind that this doesn't include deaths from the flu that weren't reported as flu-related, it's clear that this season is risky. But it is a signal of how very intense the flu season has been.
"This season is a wake-up call about how severe influenza can be and how we can never let our guard down", Schuchat continued.
A nurse prepares a flu shot at the Salvation Army in Atlanta, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018.
Additionally, the data show 1 out of every 10 people who died the US over the last week died of either influenza or pneumonia, Schuchat said. The CDC said there is no evidence of antigenic drift in this year's H3N2 strain, and the explanation for this year's particularly high case numbers is still unknown.
"So many states have high activity at the same time", Schuchat said, during the briefing. "Even if you get the flu, your symptoms are likely to be less severe if you are vaccinated". She noted that the Canadian researchers estimated that the flu vaccine is 55 percent effective against influenza B viruses, which typically cause more infections late in the season. This action provides enhanced reimbursement to counties and will help fund expanded efforts to promote and increase access to flu vaccines statewide.
The epidemic is on track to match the most widespread flu outbreak in recent memory, when in 2014-2015 the flu infected 34 million Americans.
Federal health officials have not yet fully studied the effectiveness of this year's vaccine, but Schuchat said data from Canada demonstrate that the current vaccine is not as effective against H3N2 as health officials would have hoped.
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Notre Dame Meets No. 22 Ohio State
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Hilda Roque-Dieguez said , "This year I already have two patients in the hospital with the Influenza A, actually". In New Jersey, there have been over 7,300 flu cases confirmed this season and one child death .
21 contract HIV after quack reuses syringe
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Hamlin picked as Team USA flagbearer
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Strong start for Irish golfers at AT&T Pebble Beach Pro
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Joaquin Phoenix Could Be The New Joker
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Carter Page Who Once Bragged About Advising Kremlin Backtracks
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New Emoji Coming to iOS Devices Later This Year
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