New CDC study shows half of flu-related deaths occurred in otherwise healthy children. CDC https://www.cdc.govInfluenza (Flu)
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Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/index.htm#ILIMap
Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report
CDC's Influenza Division produces a weekly influenza surveillance report, FluView. According to this week's report (Feb 18-24), seasonal influenza activity decreased in the United States. Thirty-two states experienced high Influenza Like Illness (ILI) activity levels.
How Well Does the Flu Vaccine Work? https://www.cdc.gov/flu/news/flu-death-children.htm
Study Shows Healthy Children at Risk
The findings, published in "Pediatrics, " http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2018/02/09/peds.2017-2918show that vaccination coverage was low among these children. CDC recommends that flu antiviral drugs be started as soon as possible when young children and children with high-risk conditions are suspected of having the flu.
Caring for a Child Sick with Flu
Talk to your doctor early if you are worried about your childs illness. Children younger than 5 years of age especially those younger than 2 years and children with certain long-term health problems, are at high risk of serious flu-related complications. Call your doctor or take your child to the doctor right away if they develop flu symptoms.
#FluTip for educators: Schools have been severely impacted this #flu season. See our guidance to help reduce the spread of seasonal flu in K-12 schools. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xntnZ
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