Health agency: Flu surge continues in Arizona

Health agency: Flu surge continues in Arizona

Schneider also said that this year happens to be the 100-year anniversary of the Spanish Flu Pandemic that killed 20 to 50 million people worldwide.

The health unit said most dogs who develop the disease don't get seriously ill, and typically show symptoms similar to those from other respiratory infections such as the so-called kennel cough.

"Bottom line is people should get vaccinated", he said.

What health officials do know for sure, however, is that one of the nastiest flu strains is most prevalent now. Public Health says it's not too late to get vaccinated, flu season lasts until the end of spring.

But this year's B strain, known as B/Yamagata, began circulating in the fall, much earlier than is usually the case. "Compared to the last three seasons, it looks a lot worse but it goes up and down". Health facilities changed their reporting system from manual to electronic system. "It's about 30% effective but it's still the best thing that we have". "It's unpredictable", she said. Normally we don't peak until January and February, but it started long before the holidays this year.

More news: Friday deadline to enter MLK Day Parade
More news: Shares of IYR Now Oversold
More news: Apple's Jimmy Iovine denied rumours that he's leaving the company

Baber said people should not be swayed against getting a shot based on a common misconception floated worldwide.

"We are now spiking, but whether we have passed the peak or are continuing to rise, it's still too early to tell", she said, adding that peaks may arrive at varying times across the country as regions and communities experience major upticks in cases at different points in the epidemic.

"The virus we're giving them is dead, it's virtually impossible to get the flu from a vaccine", de Lota said.

Dr. Michael de Lota, family medicine physician at ARC Kyle Plum Creek, said he believed the spike in cases stems from fewer people getting the flu vaccine. The very young, older people and those with underlying health conditions are especially susceptible to the flu. Wischmeier says the good news is that the incidence of flu has since slowed down, locally. Any dogs with symptoms of a respiratory disease which include a cough, decreased appetite, nasal and eye discharge and fever should be kept away from other dogs for at least two weeks.

Related Articles

  • Boone County area in storm watch Wednesday night

    Boone County area in storm watch Wednesday night

    Argus 911 breaking news reporter Danielle Ferguson goes over what you should have in your auto when driving during the Winter. A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet, or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
    Why a common Hindu prayer in Kendriya Vidyalayas? SC's notice to Centre

    Why a common Hindu prayer in Kendriya Vidyalayas? SC's notice to Centre

    Shah said the prayer was detrimental to the development of self-reliance and a scientific temper among students. There are 1,125 KVs in India and three KVs overseas , as per 2015 numbers.
    Alabama RB Damien Harris Will Return For His Senior Season

    Alabama RB Damien Harris Will Return For His Senior Season

    Ridley finished with 2,781 yards on 224 catches, which is second all-time for Alabama behind Cooper once again. Plus, Harris ran for 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2017 after gaining 1,040 yards and two scores in 2016.
  • Twitch in last-minute deal with Overwatch

    Twitch in last-minute deal with Overwatch

    This recent update, among a few notable changes, has added a massive number of Overwatch League Skins to the game. Fans can purchase tickets to attend matches, which will be played each Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
    CBSE class 10, 12 board exams to begin from March 5

    CBSE class 10, 12 board exams to begin from March 5

    They should not be subjected to more uncertainties about exam formats, methods of result declaration, examination schedules, etc. The Central Board of Secondary Education on Wednesday announced the date sheet for class 10th and class 12th board examinations.
    Man consumes poison at BJP office, dies; Uttarakhand CM orders probe

    Man consumes poison at BJP office, dies; Uttarakhand CM orders probe

    His cousin Umesh Nilkani told TOI, "My brother did not take his life, it was the system that murdered him". Pandey said he was left with no option but to consume poison.
  • Apple questioned by US Senate over practice of slowing down iPhones

    Apple questioned by US Senate over practice of slowing down iPhones

    For now, it appears that Apple's efforts to correct its past mistakes might be too little and too late. As Apple works to win back customer trust, the company is expected to take a financial hit.
    Dell Mobile Connect screencasts your smartphone to supported PCs

    Dell Mobile Connect screencasts your smartphone to supported PCs

    According to Dell, Mobile Connect provides a complete wireless integration between your Android devices and your PC. If you don't have a Dell PC, you are stuck with Pushbullet, which is actually quite more than enough for most users.
    New Renderings of Chicago's Obama Library Released

    New Renderings of Chicago's Obama Library Released

    According to the letter, infrastructure improvements related to the project will cost hundreds of millions of dollars. Chicago is abuzz with debate about Barack Obama's physical legacy as plans take shape for his own library .
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NYSE:TEVA) - Stock's Liquidity Overview

    Lingohr Partner Asset Mngmt Gmbh invested in 0.5% or 69,500 shares. 46,235 are owned by Chicago Equity Prns Ltd Liability Corp. It has underperformed by 58.40% the S&P500.The move comes after 9 months positive chart setup for the $20.36 billion company.
    Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner call off divorce

    Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner call off divorce

    After initially denying that he took the photo, Weiner was forced to resign from Congress . A judge confirmed from the bench that the court case had been "discontinued".
    Rod Stewart & Cyndi Lauper Live at Hard Rock!

    Rod Stewart & Cyndi Lauper Live at Hard Rock!

    Cyndi Lauper has advanced from being a pop star to writing the music for the Tony-Award winning " Kinky Boots ". Stewart is known for several hit songs including "Maggie May", "Tonight's the Night" and "Forever Young".