Influenza Injection

The 2017–18 epidemic is one of the worst influenza seasons ever, killing an average of 4,000 Americans per week. There were 11,965 laboratory-confirmed flu-related hospitalizations reported from October 1 to January 20. A “successful” personal battle can last about six weeks.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has produced an animated map displaying the weekly spread across the country this season. So far, it has reached all U.S.A. states, islands and territories and is widespread in all but five. This is the level seen with the H1N1 2009 pandemic. If you are still pondering effectiveness of vaccinations…

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