Flu & Older Adults

By Newsroom America Feeds at 9 Nov 2017

Did you know? Adults ages 65 years & older account for more than half of flu related deaths. 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 Influenza Division collects and analyzes information on influenza illness year-round in the U.S. and produces FluView, a weekly surveillance report. According to this week's FluView report, seasonal influenza activity is low overall but increasing across the U.S. for the week ending November 4. Louisiana & South Carolina experienced moderate ILI activity, while six states experienced low ILI activity and 42 states experienced minimal ILI activity.

Learn More https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/index.htm#ILIMap

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Flu & Older Adults https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/65over.htm

Medscape: Flu & Older Adults

Did you know? Adults ages 65 years and older account for more than half (50%-70%) of all flu-related hospitalizations and even more (85%) flu-related deaths. Medscape and CDC released an article describing the importance of older adults getting an annual flu vaccine.

Learn More https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/65over.htm

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Thank You Blog-a-Thon Participants! https://www.cdc.gov/flu/resource-center/toolkit/blog-a-thon.htm

Thank You Blog-a-Thon Participants!

This week, November 6-11, CDC hosted a seasonal flu blog-a-thon. Participants posted blogs encouraging everyone 6 months and older to get a flu vaccine if they have not already. Be sure to check out all the posts!

Learn More https://www.cdc.gov/flu/resource-center/toolkit/blog-a-thon.htm

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