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Kids barred from hospital visits as flu numbers rise

Berks #2 among Pennsylvania counties in reported flu cases Kids barred from hospital visits as flu numbers rise
Arthur Frazier | 30 December, 2017, 01:11

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a yearly flu vaccine for all persons aged 6 months and older, with rare exception.

This season's vaccine is only 10 percent effective against the H3N2 strain in Australia, the dominant strain of influenza. Despite these painful symptoms, most people will recover in less than two weeks. But it's hard to track exact numbers because only a certain percentage of people with flu symptoms go the hospital for testing.

If you or your child has a cough or sore throat, please wear a mask while in our building. Sick rooms can be shared with others who are sick and in households with more than one bathroom, sick people should use one while well people use the other.

To avoid contracting the flu, public health officials recommend that people wash their hands regularly, avoid touching their eyes, nose or mouth, avoid contact with people who are sick, and get a flu shot. "The course of flu is unpredictable in both adults and children and it is hard to identify the stage of transmission with certainty", said Bakht Roshan, MD, Infectious Disease Specialist.

According to the CDC, Minnesota is just one of 36 states across the country now dealing with widespread influenza activity.

"Older adults, individuals with chronic health conditions, pregnant women, young children and infants are more vulnerable to flu illness".

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"Hand sanitizer is important in preventing the spread of Influenza and is located at multiple areas throughout the hospital". The children's vaccine is available at all DCHHS immunization clinics.

"In most cases of the flu, it's best to recover on your own at home", according to a county statements.

H3N2 "tends to be the strain of virus that most impacts the elderly, that causes the most complications, and up until this point the vaccine results have been quite disappointing", said Dr.

Flu changes each year, but the need for a vaccine doesn't.

"Walk in and roll up your sleeve", said Schaffner.

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