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This could be a bad flu season

This could be a bad flu season

"They have a less tropical climate, one that's more like ours", Patel said in a news release.

This flu season is beginning earlier than the previous couple of years, which had unusually late starts.

However, doctors insist we can not underestimate the importance of "herd immunity", and that the shot may be more effective as lessening illness in those who do get sick.

Health officials say the United States could have a harsher than usual flu season, and is already showing influenza activity above the national baseline for the first time this season.

This year's flu shot is even less effective, the US confirmed. "While it's imperfect, if you have a common disease with substantial morbidity and mortality, you prevent a lot of cases", says Richard Zimmerman, a flu epidemiologist at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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"This is more typical of what we see most years", Shahab said. And that last season, Rigler continued, lasted unusually long, into the summer months, with 100 or more cases a week into June and July. Most influenza viruses characterized during this period were genetically or antigenically similar to the Northern Hemisphere cell-grown vaccine reference viruses for 2017 to 2018. And often, by then, more than one-third of those admissions will test positive for the flu.

"We're expecting a fairly severe flu season", said Swift.

While Shelton also said it's too soon to tell about the flu season and the vaccine's effectiveness, she did note that there's concern over reports from Australia, which is now at the end of its flu season, about a severe outbreak. The main flu bug this season tends to cause more deaths and hospitalizations and vaccines tend not to work as well against this type.

Australia's most recent flu season - which typically sets a pattern for what the USA will face - was particularly rough and the flu vaccine was only 10 percent effective there. When your immune system kicks into gear making antibodies, your body's natural response can involve fatigue, soreness and even mild fever.

There's also the other method of self-defense: Washing hands. He is also the Director of the World Health Organization's Collaborating Center on the Ecology of Influenza in Animals and Birds that focuses on understanding influenza and improving vaccines to combat the virus.

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