Flu season death toll rises to 11 in TN

Flu vaccine may protect against heart attacks

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) released their latest surveillance report on the Flu in Texas. Flu remains widespread, and there were 28 flu-associated deaths in the state last week.

But it was the opposite in Centre and Clearfield counties. The most recent numbers (Feb. 4-10) showed an upward trend in new lab-confirmed cases with more than 1,000 in the week. The 153 new cases were a almost a 50 percent increase from 107 the week ending February 10. In this case, Harris County said it is still investigating to find out if the child was vaccinated.

Cases are still spreading, but rates are dropping or at least remaining steady, which is an indication the peak of the spread of infection may have passed.

"It's been quite a while that individuals have perceived that relationship with flu season and advancement of a heart assault", said Dr. Kevin Schwartz, an irresistible ailment doctor at Public Health Ontario.

Health experts at Coliseum Medical Centers say they've seen changes in their facility that indicates fewer people are getting sick right here in middle Georgia.

This season started early and has been driven by a formidable type of flu that tends to put more people in the hospital and cause more deaths, AP reported.

"The findings may not apply to, let's say, a young healthy person that has a mild case of influenza and never even needed to go to the doctor", Schwartz said, adding that the flu vaccine is nevertheless important for them because "younger, healthier people tend to be the reservoirs of influenza".

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