Dangerous Flu Complication

Dangerous Flu Complication

More than one out of every 10 deaths in the U.S. during the third week of 2018 was from influenza or pneumonia, according to data released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Pneumonia, or inflammation of the lungs caused by an infection, is a common flu complication that can result in hospitalization and even death.

CDC acting director Anne Schuchat, M.D., said in a media briefing on Feb. 9 that with flu-related hospitalization rates approaching record numbers, flu and pneumonia deaths are expected to continue to rise over the next few weeks.

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The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “When anyone has a swelling or a rash or a bright spot on his skin that may become an infectious skin disease, he must be brought to Aaron the priest or to one of his sons who is a priest.

The priest is to examine the sore on his skin, and if the hair in the sore has turned white and the sore appears to be more than skin deep, it is an infectious skin disease.

When the priest examines him, he shall pronounce him ceremonially unclean. If the spot on his skin is white but does not appear to be more than skin deep and the hair in it has not turned white, the priest is to put the infected person in isolation for seven days. On the seventh day the priest is to examine him, and if he sees that the sore is unchanged and has not spread in the skin, he is to keep him in isolation another seven days.

On the seventh day the priest is to examine him again, and if the sore has faded and has not spread in the skin, the priest shall pronounce him clean; it is only a rash. The man must wash his clothes, and he will be clean. (Leviticus 13:1-6)

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(consumerreports.org)—The best way to protect against flu-related pneumonia is to avoid the flu itself. The CDC is still recommending people get a flu shot if they haven’t already, “even this late in the season,” Schuchat says.

Although the vaccine doesn’t perfectly protect against flu, it does reduce your chances of catching the illness.

Also, evidence suggests that even if you get the flu, the shot may lessen the severity of the illness. That, in turn, means you have a smaller chance of developing a secondary bacterial infection, says Todd Rice, M.D., medical director of the medical ICU at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.