Health department reports increase in flu cases


Erie County appears to only have two flu cases reported so far this year.

Canadian organization Public Health Ontario and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences have published new research underscoring the ability of the flu vaccine to reduce hospitalization risk in children. "A flu-related death is a tragic reminder that influenza can be a serious illness", said SNHD chief health officer Joe Iser, MD, in a recent statement.

'Padmavati' release postponed due to protests in India
While talking to ETV in Gorakhpur, he said, "The Censor Board should respect the sentiments of the 22 crore people of UP". From the sets being vandalised to the director being slapped by a member of Karni Sena, the film had faced many hurdles.

Smith said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that November 27 through December 2 is being observed as National Influenza Vaccination Week. The Southern Nevada Health District did not release many details Monday but said the child was 4-years old or younger and lived in Clark County. During the study period, 12.8% of specimens tested positive for influenza.

Overall, fully vaccinated children aged two- to four-years-old saw their risk of hospitalisation due to influenza drop by 67% while those aged six to 23 months saw their risk drop by 48%.

Kulbhushan Jadhav's family members must not be "questioned or harassed"
Kulbhushan Jadhav - the alleged Indian spy - has been awarded a death sentence by a Pakistan military court on espionage charges. The government also said the wife and mother of Kulbhushan Jadhav along with an Indian envoy would like to meet him in Pakistan.

The healthcare sector regulator explained that the flu vaccination is available for all, with priority given to groups at high risk including the elderly, those with chronic diseases, pregnant women and children under five, as well as people working in healthcare. "This contributes to the evidence that this group should be receiving their seasonal vaccine annually to prevent such serious outcomes", study lead author Sarah Buchan said.

China calls for easing tension on Korean Peninsula issue
Da Zhigang, a North Korea expert at the Heilongjiang Academy of Social Sciences, said the USA move could trigger retaliation from North Korea.