Publicado: Vie, Octubre 19, 2018
Salud | Por Gertrudes Rodriquez

Child in Florida is the First to Die From Flu This Season

Child in Florida is the First to Die From Flu This Season

First is to get a flu shot, Mary-Ann Rock, the Manager of communicable disease and control department of the Haliburton-Kawartha-Pine Ridge Health Unit, says that the flu shot is targeted to combat influenza, adding that it is the best protection against the virus.

The child, whose age and hometown has not been disclosed, died between September 30 and October 6 of influenza B, ABC reports.

Dr. Richard Webby, a WHO Vaccine Composition Team Member and member of the Infectious Diseases Department at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, says this year's vaccine is an improvement from last year's. Around 80% of the children who died had not received the vaccine.

Florida health officials identified the lethal strain as influenza B, which is less common and generally less severe than Influenza A, though both strains infect humans. The CDC recommends everyone over 6 months of age get vaccinated by the end of October each year.

For the 2018-19 flu season, two deaths in Kansas have already been directly attributed to influenza as of Monday, according to Kansas Department of Health and Environment reports. While she's aware that the shot is not 100 percent effective in preventing the flu, she knows that it is the best method available to keep her family healthy through flu season.

After the worst flu season in decades past year, Dr. John Cunningham of Comer Children's Hospital went so far to call it a "significant and national emergency".

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In addition to the effectiveness of the flu shot, the survey also found that many parents question the vaccine's safety, as well.

Last season, 336 people in IN died from flu complications. And don't forget to make a doctor's appointment for your children ASAP.

"It takes time for your body to get strong and ready for flu season, which is why we recommend everybody get the shot as soon as they can". "Pregnant women who get a flu vaccine are also helping to protect their babies from flu illness for the first several months after their birth when they are too young to get vaccinated".

Side effects of the vaccine usually include redness, swelling, and soreness where you were injected (if you go the shot route), but "a small percent of individuals, around one or two percent, can get a fever that can last for 24 or rarely 48 hours", Schaffner says.

"We're happy to have as many options out there as we can get", said Brammer.

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