Deadly influenza deteriorate quite severe on kids — and won’t rise anytime soon

Fourteen thousand new influenza cases were reported final week, bringing a total for a season to some-more than 74,000. And pediatric deaths are on a rise. 

Ten-year-old Charlie Herndon’s insticts might have saved her life.

  • Overwhelmed by influenza cases, some ERs spin ambulances away

“I couldn’t unequivocally breathe, so we usually screamed via a whole house, ‘somebody call 911,'” Charlie said.

Her mother, Kristina Valenzia, rushed her to a puncture room.

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Charlie Herndon is pang from this season’s nasty flu.

“She had a heat of 103,” Valenzia said. “They took a influenza test, and it came behind positive.”

The Centers for Disease Control reports 30 children have died from influenza given October, and a series of states strike with high flu-like illness is now adult to 32. 

“The widespread influenza pathogen out there is one we call H3N2 – it’s a some-more serious virus,” pronounced Dr. William Schaffner of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. 

Schaffner pronounced this year’s influenza vaccine is about 20 to 30 percent effective.

With a influenza vaccine, “even if you’ve gotten a flu, notwithstanding carrying a vaccine, you’re expected to have a reduction serious case. You’re reduction expected to have complications like pneumonia, carrying to be hospitalized and dying,” Schaffner said. 

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This season’s H3N2 influenza pathogen is spreading.

This widespread means impassioned measures opposite a country.  A few California hospitals built tents outward to support to studious overflow. 

Some churches are revelation parishioners to skip holding hands during request to equivocate germs – and all schools in Bonham, Texas sealed for a week, after influenza cases there soared.

Charlie also battled pneumonia, though after 3 weeks of treatment, she’s now home and healthy.

If we haven’t gotten a influenza shot yet, a CDC recommends we get one right divided so that it can usually assistance — and remember, influenza deteriorate peaks in February. 

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