Tuesday, 14 August, 2018


CDC and Student Health Services reports second strain of the Flu

Patty Aguilar | 02 April, 2018, 09:07

The CDC reported that the flu continues to be widespread in 17 states, including NY. "Influenza B can be just as serious as influenza A, and it has been known to be severe in young children".

But hospitalizations for the flu are still a problem, and there have been additional pediatric deaths, the latest federal numbers show.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that while the number of reported flu cases is declining, flu season is still going strong.

As of March 24, the CDC said, 2.5 percent of patient visits to doctors were for the flu, down from 2.7 percent of patient visits the week before. But flu cases involving another strain - influenza B - appear to be surging.

While this year's flu shot has proven to be largely ineffective against H3N2, it does appear to be far more effective in preventing influenza B, officials said, meaning getting a flu shot still is the best possible defense against contracting the virus. That brings the season's total to 137. The CDC also says that this virus is more common among young children.

For instance, the vaccine is 67 percent effective against the H1N1 flu, which was the 2009 pandemic flu and is still around.

Dr. Lopez says even people who already got the A strain this year are still at risk for this strain, and he recommends the flu shot.

The New York Department of Health also says that about 3,000 new cases of the flu have been reported this week.

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