Researchers discovered an overlooked mutation in two of the viral strains used in the vaccine. In a press releasepublished by the NIAID, it was explained that numerous factors can influence the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine; in this case, the perspective's authors believe manufacturing could have led to the increased risks Australians faced during their 2017 winter.
Tis the season - the flu season.
Also, experts suggest getting the flu shot. Scientists manipulate these home-grown viruses to make them benign, or create a chemical lookalike, which-in the form of a vaccine-gives our immune systems a head start to prepare itself for future microbial invaders. The vaccine is made from genetically-engineered proteins.
Myth 4. Flu season is annoying but can't cause major harm.
The vaccine this year may not offer much protection at all.
According to health experts, this year is expected to be one of the worst in a while.
If you get sick, look out for severe aches and pains in your muscles and joints, notable fatigue and weakness, headaches and a high fever.
"Just because it was the predominant strain in Australia six months ago doesn't mean it will be the predominant strain here", Dr. Charles Bregier, with Novant Health, said. Not true. Although most people will feel generally terrible, older people, young kids, pregnant women and people with underlying health issues are at a greater risk for complications from the flu. Some people never show any signs of flu symptoms and may act as carriers of the virus, infecting their loved ones.
The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu.
RK Nagar seat sees fourth poll preparation
The last day to file nomination is December 4 and the last day for withdrawal of nomination is December 7. The seat fell vacant following the death of Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on December 5 a year ago .
Rush hour natural disaster shakes region
Significant damage does not typically occur with quakes of this size, and so far there are no reports of any injuries. The station also writes that Paul Caruso, a geophysicist with the USGS, says there is potential for aftershocks.