Navigation Links
Flu Still at Epidemic Levels: CDC
Date:1/25/2013

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

FRIDAY, Jan. 25 (HealthDay News) -- While flu activity remains high across the United States, there are signs that the number of infections may be leveling off, federal health officials reported Friday.

The flu season, which got an early start in November in southeastern states, appears to be easing a bit in the South, Southeast, New England and the Midwest regions of the country. But infections are rising in the Southwest and the Northwest, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

Hospitalizations and deaths -- key indicators of a flu season's severity -- increased again during the week ending Jan. 19. People 65 and older and young children are being hit especially hard this flu season.

Thirty-seven children have died from the flu this season, with eight deaths reported last week, the CDC said.

There's no system to report adult deaths from flu, but the agency said the number of deaths remains higher than the threshold used to declare a flu epidemic.

The predominant strain of circulating flu this season continues to be influenza A H3N2, which typically poses bigger problems for young children and the elderly, according to the CDC. But, predominant strains can vary across states and regions of the country, the agency noted.

Forty-seven states were reporting widespread flu activity last week, and two were reporting regional activity, the CDC said.

The 37 pediatric deaths so far compare to 153 deaths reported during the 2003-04 season, which was another H3N2 season, the agency said.

An estimated 36,000 people die from the flu and its complications in a typical season, according to the CDC. From 1976 to 2006, estimates of flu-associated deaths in the United States ranged from a low of about 3,000 to a high of about 49,000 people.

Flu season usually peaks in late January or early February, but by November the flu was al
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Use of anti-depressants during pregnancy not linked with increased risk of stillbirth, infant death
2. Millions of patients still waiting for medical breakthroughs against neglected diseases
3. Unlocking the genetic mysteries behind stillbirth
4. Racial Disparities Still Seen in Use of Breast Cancer Treatments
5. Despite FDA Warning, Sports Supplements Still Available Online: Study
6. Analysis of conflicting fish oil studies finds that omega-3 fatty acids still matter
7. Discontinued Meds May Still Get Dispensed
8. Many Americans Still in the Dark About Antibiotic Resistance
9. Two Years On, Stem Cells Still Healing Damaged Hearts
10. West Nile Cases Still Rising; Death Toll Now at 134, CDC Says
11. Least Aggressive Breast Cancer Still Poses Long-Term Risk, Study Finds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... ... There’s no better way to enjoy the summer weather than by being outside ... making July the most appropriate to be National Hot Dog Month. King Kullen honors ... next cookout different than the ones in the past. Celebrate National Hot Dog Month ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... July 31, 2015 , ... Coco Libre ... athletes, judges, media, and VIPs at the 2015 Vans US Open of Surfing, July ... water that can claim “no added sugar” on the market, is a natural choice ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... According to the article published July 27 ... Pasadena courthouse was contained and extinguished by the city’s fire department before it caused major ... at the time of the fire, and it was a fire alarm system that tipped ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... ... lecture on pharmaceutical negligence is now available online at ( http://www.lawline.com/cle/course/its-a-wonderful-life-if-you-receive-the-right-meds-a-discussion-of-pharmaceutical-negligence ). ... a 94% approval rating from the nationwide audience. The course focused ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... ... geared to patients and family members, medical professionals, and researchers, covering a variety ... The conference is a collaborative effort between the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:King Kullen Honors National Hot Dog and Blueberry Month 2Health News:King Kullen Honors National Hot Dog and Blueberry Month 3Health News:Coco Libre Brings Eco-conscious Hydration to Vans US Open of Surfing 2Health News:Article on Recent Pasadena Courtroom Fire Highlights the Effectiveness of Fire Alarm Systems, Says Fire Protection Group Inc 2Health News:Article on Recent Pasadena Courtroom Fire Highlights the Effectiveness of Fire Alarm Systems, Says Fire Protection Group Inc 3Health News:Re-Broadcast of Nationally Renowned Trial Attorney Jason T. Brown's Lecture on Pharmaceutical Negligence Now Available 2Health News:New York Area Mesothelioma Specialists to Present at Conference 2Health News:New York Area Mesothelioma Specialists to Present at Conference 3
... it. Eating fish while expecting has been considered healthy, universally.,Not ... ,A study, to be published in the British Journal of ... into their 24 Th week. Amounts of mercury in the ... fetuses were noted to be way ahead of the optimum ...
... baby boomers now entering their 60s means more drivers ... or other cognitive impairments linked to aging//. Researchers at ... School of Medicine in St. ,Louis and ... care providers to identify potentially unsafe drivers with dementia ...
... Solving a 100-year-old genetic puzzle, researchers at the University ... determined// that the same genetic mechanism that drives tumor ... findings could lead to new drug targets for cancer ... the January 1 issue of Cancer Cell, Don Cleveland, ...
... teams – not individuals – are critical to the ... the overall health, safety//, and welfare of patients, according ... published in today’s issue of the New England Journal ... a number of devices and catheters to deliver intravenous ...
... III study has shown that GlaxoSmithKline's Tykerb along with ... women with HER2// positive advanced breast cancer, where the ... ,Basis the findings, researchers opined that, Tykerb should ... treatment of HER2 positive breast cancer. ,"Patients ...
... in doing housework and even though the housewife who does ... of breast// cancer. ,A research that surveyed 200,000 ... more cancer protective than playing sport. ,It has ... breast cancer, perhaps through hormonal and metabolic changes. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Nothing Fishy About This 2Health News:Physicians Enlisted in Efforts to Keep Demented Drivers Off the Road 2Health News:Physicians Enlisted in Efforts to Keep Demented Drivers Off the Road 3Health News:Researchers Identify New Drug Targets for Cancer 2Health News:Medical Teams Are Key to Patient Safety 2Health News:Household Chores May Reduce Risk Of Breast Cancer 2
(Date:7/30/2015)... PARSIPPANY, N.J. , July 30, 2015  Growth ... Rx-to-OTC switches as they bring former prescription users to ... environment, Kline forecasts robust Rx-to-OTC switch activity ... OTC categories emerging along with many new brands entering ... switches occur over the next five years (even those ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... YORK , July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... a new research report with market overview, ... share, forecast, porter analysis, recent developments, competitive ... Global Industry Insight: Biosensors Market Development ...      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150727/756778 ) ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... OSAKA, Japan , July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... completion of the study to fulfill the post-marketing ... from the Pan European Multi-Database Bladder Cancer ... multi-database retrospective matched cohort study, conducted in four ... (pioglitazone HCI) with up to 10 years of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Rx-to-OTC Switches -- Game Changers for the U.S. OTC Drugs Market through 2019, Sees Kline 2Rx-to-OTC Switches -- Game Changers for the U.S. OTC Drugs Market through 2019, Sees Kline 3Global Biosensors Market (Size of $12,964 Million in 2014) to Witness 10% CAGR During 2015 - 2020 2Global Biosensors Market (Size of $12,964 Million in 2014) to Witness 10% CAGR During 2015 - 2020 3Global Biosensors Market (Size of $12,964 Million in 2014) to Witness 10% CAGR During 2015 - 2020 4Global Biosensors Market (Size of $12,964 Million in 2014) to Witness 10% CAGR During 2015 - 2020 5Takeda Announces Completion of the Pioglitazone Post-Marketing Commitment and Submission of Results to the EMA, the FDA and the PMDA 2Takeda Announces Completion of the Pioglitazone Post-Marketing Commitment and Submission of Results to the EMA, the FDA and the PMDA 3Takeda Announces Completion of the Pioglitazone Post-Marketing Commitment and Submission of Results to the EMA, the FDA and the PMDA 4Takeda Announces Completion of the Pioglitazone Post-Marketing Commitment and Submission of Results to the EMA, the FDA and the PMDA 5Takeda Announces Completion of the Pioglitazone Post-Marketing Commitment and Submission of Results to the EMA, the FDA and the PMDA 6
... SPRING, Md., June 24, 2011 Breast cancer patients and ... 7:00 am outside of the Federal Drug Administration (FDA).  At ... anti-cancer drug Avastin from the approved medication list for treatment ... in 2008 for use to treat breast cancer. ...
... June 24, 2011 SweetSpot Diabetes Care, Inc. ... as a Medical Device Data System (MDDS) with the FDA ... Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions meeting in San Diego, CA. ... control the transfer of data from patient diabetes devices to ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Breast Cancer Patients and Families Stand Up To FDA 2
... color monitor produces superb ... icons for easier identification ... choices for measurement. Allows ... smaller pupils than conventional ...
Auto refractometer....
Portable, easy to align, automatic measurement, automatic fogging. Accurate and dependable readings. Infrared printer communication. Rechargeable battery. Integrates with the TRS-2100 and EPIC-2100 r...
... most advanced automatic refractor/keratometer ... today. It adds the ... readings simultaneously. It also ... focusing, automatic tracking, automatic ...
Medicine Products: