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: Portland General Electric Company (NYSE:POR) Ducks Under The Trend Line
More news: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NYSE:TEVA) - Stock's Liquidity Overview
More news: CBSE class 10, 12 board exams to begin from March 5

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

  • Vermont poised to approve recreational marijuana

    Vermont poised to approve recreational marijuana

    All other legal states have enacted their laws through ballot initiatives, which don't exist at the state-level in Vermont. On Thursday, January 4, the Vermont House passed this bill, sending it to the Senate for concurrence.
    Shares of IYR Now Oversold

    Shares of IYR Now Oversold

    Stifel Nicolaus maintained Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE) on Monday, September 18 with "Hold" rating. Investors and Traders using technical analysis to review stocks may be focusing on the ATR or Average True Range.
    Voice assistant integration is the top smart-home trend at CES

    Voice assistant integration is the top smart-home trend at CES

    Amazon is set to use CES 2018 to deliver commercial grade augmented-reality glasses with Amazon's Alexa voice assistant built in. So for those who do not have an account yet but are already planning to purchase the smart glasses, there is still time.
  • Amit Shah eyes Karnataka poll, joins Parivartana Yatra today

    Amit Shah eyes Karnataka poll, joins Parivartana Yatra today

    At present BJP has 44 seats under its belt as opposed to incumbent Congress' 123 seats in Karnataka. Muralidhara Rao, and president of the party's State unit B.S.
    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".
    Apple's Jimmy Iovine denied rumours that he's leaving the company

    Apple's Jimmy Iovine denied rumours that he's leaving the company

    In a new interview with Variety , however, Iovine refutes those claims, saying "we need Donald Trump here to call it fake news ". The success has earned Iovine the respect among technologists that he's long enjoyed as a music industry executive.
  • Gal Gadot and Revlon Want You to Live Your Life Boldly

    Gal Gadot and Revlon Want You to Live Your Life Boldly

    She said: "I try to make sure that [Alma] has good self-esteem and confidence and that she will love herself". For Sunday's Golden Globes , she went the bold lip route - pairing it with all-black Tom Ford.
    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.
    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".
  • 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.
    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.