The isolated increase in the flu spreads across the US

Vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate!

With the flu season on the roll, it seems like the flu is picking up all across the country. States like Maryland are already on the high side along with Louisiana. It seems like an increasing trend with the season just a month old.

Influenza, commonly called the flu, is a viral infection affecting the respiratory system in people. Flu affects people worldwide with usually higher importance given in the United States. Therefore, it is of prime importance to keep track of flu outbreaks across the country. With CDC releasing the latest stats for the week, it seems the national flu outbreak is only about 2.1 percent which below the baseline average of the country of 2.4 percent.

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This shows that the flu season is on the lower side all over the country. The total number of flu cases across the country is 230, claiming a life. Also, one should note that it is too early to predict the season based on stats with the length being from October to April. Therefore, as time proceeds, we will gain more insight into the season

The flu

Influenza is a viral infection primarily affecting the respiratory system of the body. The infections range from simple rhinitis to life-threatening conditions. Influenza is caused by the Influenza virus which varies as A, B, C, and D. The striking fact about these viruses is their capability of changing their surface proteins H and N (For eg: H1N1).

They come in a wide range of numbers and when they combine they bring out a new outbreak. Such an outbreak kills away many people and causing deliberating loss to mankind. This limitation has made the virus a deadly one. Also, one should note that this virus spreads through air droplets and other reservoir animals such as birds and pigs. Therefore, it is our turn to be on the safer side to prevent ourselves from the Flu.

As with every disease, prevention is better than cure. Therefore, ready vaccination against the flu before the season would be ideal to prevent the disease.

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