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Revisiting flu season 2014/2015

Revisiting flu season 2014/2015 A total of 86 influenza-associated pediatric deaths have been reported during the 2014-2015 season. It is estimated that in th e United States, each year on average 5% to 20% of the population gets the flu and more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from seasonal flu-related complications. MMWR report highlights the need for additional funds for treatment and prevention of influenza, due to reduced effectiveness of the flu vaccine, including the use of appropriate and influenza antiviral medications Flu shots normally prevent 60% to 65% of infections serious enough for people to see a doctor. Flu vaccines are only 23% effective this season bad news in a - particularly harsh year for the virus, health officials said fro CDC. There are three antiviral drugs recommended by the CDC and approved by the FDA. These are oseltamivir (brand name Tamiflu®), zanamivir (brand name Relenzaº) and peramivir (brand name Rapivabº). Between October 1, 2014 and February 14, 2015, 13,320 laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated H 中 中 中 忡 中 hospitalizations were reported. The overall hospitalization rate was 48.6 per 100,000 population. Brought to you by

Revisiting flu season 2014/2015

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Revisiting flu season 2014/2015 - How many people get flu in USA. How many influenza associated pediatric deaths have been reported this flu season. Influenza associated hospitalizations were reported...



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