Navigation Links
Just How Severe Is This Flu Season?
Date:1/16/2013

s working with the manufacturer to increase supply."

The flu season seems to have started earlier than usual. A report Friday from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 47 states were reporting widespread influenza activity, up from 41 earlier the week before.

But the report also stated that the flu has begun to subside in some areas, especially in the Southeast, where it first showed up. And doctors' visits for flu have dropped, a CDC spokesman said.

This is typical of a famously unpredictable virus.

"One of the characteristics of flu is that you see lots of geographic differences in the impact and timing of epidemics, so while you might see an outbreak start to go away in one area, it might be just beginning in another area," said Dr. John Treanor, chief of infectious diseases at the University of Rochester Medical Center, in New York. "I wouldn't be surprised at all to see a decline in the number of cases in the Northeast but at the same time see more cases developing in the West."

Marshall said flu activity generally peaks in late January, but it's unclear if this year's early start means the flu also will peak early.

Other factors may be complicating the issue.

For instance, last year's season was relatively mild, which may have "magnified the perception that this year is more severe," Treanor said. Although, he added, this year "is a relatively more severe outbreak than we've seen in the U.S. for several years, so it's probably a combination of both things."

The flu this year isn't necessarily causing more severe illness, at least not across the board.

This year's H3N2 virus is generally characterized by higher rates of illness in older people and correspondingly higher rates of hospital admissions and deaths, Treanor said.

The FDA's Hamburg said, "Although the last year's flu season was relatively mild, this season is turning out to be more severe. On the positive side, th
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Passive smoking increases risk of severe dementia, according to study in China
2. The US Drug Watchdog Now Urges Users Of The Birth Control Pills Yaz-Yasmin to Contact The Johnson Law Group For a Legal Review if They Developed Severe Medical Problems
3. Flu Cases Rise Across U.S., Severe Season Feared
4. Fentanyl Injection Shortages Reported: Severe Adverse Events as AttorneyOne Informs
5. Drugs Hold Promise for Severe Juvenile Arthritis Patients
6. Severe acute kidney injuries rise rapidly nationwide
7. Severe Gum Disease May Be Linked to Impotence
8. Flu Season Arrives Early and It Could Be Severe: CDC
9. Scientists win funding to study new treatment for severe chronic pain
10. Severely Obese Women Attempting IVF May Have Lower Egg Quality
11. Study uncovers simple way of predicting severe pain following breast cancer surgery
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/17/2015)... April 17, 2015 Florida Hospital Wesley ... and Florida Hospital Carrollwood were all selected as Top ... located in Pasco County, is ranked number one for ... survey, which was conducted in partnership with an independent ... all-private bed hospital that opened in October of 2012 ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... 17, 2015 Consumers who prefer to ... modifications can now use the Insurance Pros USA website ... policy rates that are featured by leading companies quoting ... that are offered are mixed between three of the ... 79. There are now term, universal and whole policies ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... April 17, 2015 At the end ... Lounge and the “Salute to the Oscars” in the ... Hilton Hotel, overlooking the impressive Los Angeles skyline. These ... by Debbie Durkin, LA’s leading producer of sustainable product ... of the world’s premier providers of eco-friendly and socially ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... Organic Valley, the nation’s largest cooperative of ... Year of Soils by “Cycling for Sustainability” through California ... will travel 215 miles from Auburn, California, to the ... the impact of agriculture on water and soil in ... Wisconsin, Oregon, and Washington state, the cyclists have diverse ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... Calvary Hospital recently announced Timothy P. Barr will be ... May 11. The Fund directs all fundraising efforts in support ... J. Spinelli, who retired several months ago. , “We are ... the important work that the Fund does every year,” said ... expand and bring our signature care to people who need ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Tampa Bay Times Selects Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, Florida Hospital at Connerton Long Term Acute Care and Florida Hospital Carrollwood As Top Workplaces in Tampa Bay 2Health News:Tampa Bay Times Selects Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, Florida Hospital at Connerton Long Term Acute Care and Florida Hospital Carrollwood As Top Workplaces in Tampa Bay 3Health News:Tampa Bay Times Selects Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, Florida Hospital at Connerton Long Term Acute Care and Florida Hospital Carrollwood As Top Workplaces in Tampa Bay 4Health News:General Life Insurance Policy Rates Added to Quotation System at Insurance Website Online 2Health News:Choices Recovery Speaks with Dakota Hood of “The Hunger Games” about Addiction in Hollywood 2Health News:Organic Valley Farmers and Employees "Cycling for Sustainability" Through 215 Miles of California Watershed April 19-25 2Health News:Organic Valley Farmers and Employees "Cycling for Sustainability" Through 215 Miles of California Watershed April 19-25 3Health News:Timothy P. Barr Appointed Executive Vice President of Calvary Fund 2Health News:Timothy P. Barr Appointed Executive Vice President of Calvary Fund 3
... Heart attack patients whose blood potassium levels are within a ... levels of the mineral below or above that range, says ... in heart attack patients. Researchers looked at data from ... between 2000 and 2008. Of those patients, nearly 7 percent ...
... A new classification for diagnosing fibrosis in patients with ... as accurate as currently used algorithms, but required no ... issue of Hepatology , a journal published by ... Study of Liver Diseases, details a method that synchronously ...
... 10 (HealthDay News) -- People who suffer sudden cardiac arrest ... help bystanders assess victims and begin CPR immediately, says a ... of its main goals is to increase how often bystanders ... to arms," statement lead author E. Brooke Lerner, an associate ...
... January 10, 2012. Kessler Foundation and the University ... will collaborate on clinical research projects applying virtual ... The goal, according to USC,s Albert Rizzo, PhD ... is to conduct research to develop the evidence ...
... CHICAGO (January 10, 2012) According to the results ... issue of the Journal of the American College ... knowledge about their disease and were not meaningfully involved ... approach to treatment. As a result, the study,s investigators ...
... an up-close look at multimorbidity, the coexistence of multiple chronic ... growing at an alarming rate and bankrupting the U.S. health ... percent of the American population will be living with multiple ... $1.07 trillion. In fact, more than three-fifths of health care ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Study Challenges Potassium Guidelines for Heart Attack Patients 2Health News:New fibrosis classification improves accuracy of diagnosis in hepatitis C 2Health News:Heart Experts Make Boosting Bystander CPR a Priority 2Health News:Kessler Foundation and USC collaborate on clinical virtual reality for disability research 2Health News:Early-stage breast cancer patients lack knowledge; may not receive treatment they prefer 2Health News:Early-stage breast cancer patients lack knowledge; may not receive treatment they prefer 3Health News:January/February 2012 Annals of Family Medicine 2Health News:January/February 2012 Annals of Family Medicine 3Health News:January/February 2012 Annals of Family Medicine 4Health News:January/February 2012 Annals of Family Medicine 5Health News:January/February 2012 Annals of Family Medicine 6Health News:January/February 2012 Annals of Family Medicine 7Health News:January/February 2012 Annals of Family Medicine 8Health News:January/February 2012 Annals of Family Medicine 9
(Date:4/17/2015)... 17, 2015   IBA Molecular, a global ... today that it has signed a definitive agreement to ... (IBAM NA), to Illinois Health and Science (IHS). Under IHS ... independent company headquartered in Dulles, Virginia ... of new product and footprint synergies. IBA Molecular is ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... ADELAIDE, Australia , April 17, 2015 ... the discovery and development of innovative therapeutics for the ... system, today announced the presentation of data from three ... American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 106 th ... Philadelphia, PA USA. ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... drug commonly taken to prevent seizures in epilepsy may surprisingly ... to a study released today that will be presented at ... Washington, DC , April 18 to 25, 2015. ... at some point in their life a condition called acute ... eye to the brain gets inflamed," said study author Raj ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Health Care System to Acquire IBA Molecular North America 2Health Care System to Acquire IBA Molecular North America 3Bionomics Showcases Oncology Drug Development Programs at 2015 AACR Annual Meeting 2Bionomics Showcases Oncology Drug Development Programs at 2015 AACR Annual Meeting 3Bionomics Showcases Oncology Drug Development Programs at 2015 AACR Annual Meeting 4Bionomics Showcases Oncology Drug Development Programs at 2015 AACR Annual Meeting 5Epilepsy Drug May Preserve Eyesight for People with MS 2
... , SANTA MONICA, Calif. and ... QUOSA, Inc., today announced that Cubist Pharmaceuticals ... between Reprints Desk,s STM Document Delivery service with QUOSA,s ... literature re-use. The integrated solution features integration with ...
... , SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec. 9 Anesiva, ... 3, 2009, Anesiva entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement which ... Technologies, Ltd., dated November 30, 2009, and sold certain assets ... British Virgin Island LLC, and Lee,s Pharmaceuticals (HK) Limited (Lee,s ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Cubist Pharmaceuticals Becomes First Company to Implement Integrated Reprints Desk Document Delivery and QUOSA Scientific Literature Workflow Solution 2Cubist Pharmaceuticals Becomes First Company to Implement Integrated Reprints Desk Document Delivery and QUOSA Scientific Literature Workflow Solution 3Anesiva Completes Sale of its Zingo(TM) Assets to Powder Pharmaceuticals and Lee's Pharmaceuticals 2
The Snap-In Snap-Out-II Tip Inserts offer a large variety of configurations....
The Snap-In Snap-Out-II Tip Inserts offer a large variety of configurations....
The Snap-In Snap-Out-II Tip Inserts offer a large variety of configurations....
The Snap-In Snap-Out-II Tip Inserts offer a large variety of configurations....
Medicine Products: