Health Ministry confirms 24 influenza deaths to date


As per the new business intelligence report by Persistence Market Research, the flu vaccines market value reached ~US$ 1.3 Bn in 2018 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of ~7% during the stipulated period 2019-2027.

Ten states were experiencing widespread flu activity, while 40 states were experiencing sporadic, local, or regional flu activity as of November 23, according to the latest CDC data. We are therefore confident that it will reduce the number of children who get the flu this winter.

"A good portion of the state is seeing flu, particularly in the northwest corner and east in Cass County", said Levi Schlosser, epidemiologist and influenza surveillance coordinator with the NDDoH in Bismarck.

It's important to discuss with your physician which flu shot is right for you and your family members, since there are several approved vaccine options for different age groups and health conditions. Chelsea Reome-Nedlik, a Public Health Representative, says anyone six months or older should get vaccinated. It is also important for those who spend time around anyone who is high risk for flu complications.

People can also get the flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it and then touch their own mouth, nose, or eyes. Sing the "Happy Birthday" song twice while you wash.

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To help prevent spreading the virus, do not forget to practice good hand hygiene, including covering your mouth when sneezing or coughing, washing your hands frequently, and using hand sanitizer. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub. They will have to get out by taking a lot of rest and drinking a lot of fluids.

As long as flu viruses are spreading and causing illness, vaccination should continue throughout the flu season in order to protect as many people as possible.

Flu seasons are unpredictable and can last late into the spring.

NHS England said the most successful NHS trusts encouraged staff uptake of the vaccine through roving clinics and badge stickers to reinforce positive messaging.

The flu vaccine takes about two weeks once administered to provide full protection. To find a place near you to get a flu vaccine, visit HealthMap Vaccine Finder.