Saturday, March 17, 2012

Pennsylvania flu cases drop by 97% over last year/

Documented flu cases have dropped by 97 percent compared with this time last year.  There have been NO flu-related deaths registered in Pennsylvania this year.

Why are pharmacies still advertising flu shots?

CDC reports only 5 child deaths due to flu, in the entire United States, have occurred this 2011-2012 flu season.

The reason for the extremely low flu rate is obscure.  Some say there is less flu this year than any other year since records started being kept.

Experts continue to recomend yearly flu shots. 
I always get concerned that people will get complacent,” said Dr. Thomas Weida, a family doctor at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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