These technologies are capable of producing vaccines that are better created to deal with circulating strains of influenza virus, according to GlobalData. Symptoms may include a sudden onset of fever, cough, headache or muscle aches, tiredness, sore throat and nasal congestion.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, which tracks flu cases nationwide, has confirmed that the number of positive tests for the flu nationwide has decreased slowly but steadily in the past two weeks.
Medical officials say it's not too late to get a shot since the flu season can continue into May.
DHEC reports 34 more lab-confirmed deaths between February 25 to March 3.
Tulsa County had 42 deaths and 1,098 hospitalizations as of Tuesday, the state health department said.
The Citizen reported that complications from the flu are estimated to kill between 290 000 and 650 000 people each year.More news: Curious penguins find camera, take video selfie
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Cell-based and recombinant vaccine production can also be completed more quickly than egg-based production, which can provide more effective seasonal influenza vaccine, according to the company. Georgetown County has racked up 2,505 cases of its own. Also, a woman in her 40s is the first flu-related death involving an individual without underlying medical conditions, the health department said.
"We appreciate the community's support in helping us protect patients, visitors, and staff from the spread of the flu during this especially busy influenza season".
While flu activity has leveled off, it doesn't mean the threat is over. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death.
Priest added that the National Institutes of Health have a strategic plan for developing a universal flu vaccine, that would hopefully cover most strains and last more than a year. The flu vaccine is available on a walk-in basis from 8 a.m.to 4 p.m.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs such as the flu.