Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Flu Season Update

This year's flu season has been the worst one that we have had in 4 years. The flu cases peaked in mid-February, but they continue to be reported throughout the states. According to the MMWR, this season " Pneumonia and influenza was listed as an underlying or contributing cause of death for 8.9% of all deaths reported for the week ending April 5, 2008. This percentage was above the epidemic threshold of 6.9% and marked the thirteenth consecutive week that the proportion of all deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza was above the epidemic threshold."

The severity of this year's flu season is attributed to the decreased efficacy of the vaccine. The vaccine did not match some of the most virulent strains which were circulating this year. It was only 44% effective instead of the usual 70-90% effective. However, even at its lowest matching rate, the vaccine still offers some protection. Of the 67 children who died this year of the flu, more than 40 were not vaccinated.

References: please see links.


Mahmood Sepehri said...

Mahmood Sepehri said...

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8:33 AM
Mahmood Sepehri said...

سلام خانم دكتر ترانه رضوي
اميد وارم كه بتوانيد اين مطلب فارسي را بخوانيد. البته من مطالبم را به صورت پينگليش نيز مي نويسم. واينگليسي مي نويسم.
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من دانشجوي كامپيوتر در استان تهران هستم.
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من خيلي خوشحال هستم از اينكه يك فرد ايراني اين وظيفه را در شركت گوگل دارد چرا كه اينجانب ايده هاي را براي شركت گوگل در زمينه پزشكي داشتم.
من داراي رتبه اول اختراع در جشن واره دانشجويان ممتاز مبتكر و نو آور در استان تهران هستم.
اينجانب براي شما در زمينه پزشكي با كامپيوتر و براي شركت گوگل پيشنهادي داشتم كه ميتواند هم موقعيت شما را در گوگل تغيير دهد و باعث بهتر شدن موقعيت شما در گوگل مي شود و هم اينكه پيشنهاداتي نيز براي شركت گوگل داردم كه موقيت گوگل را در جهان بهتر خواهد كرد .
اينجانب نيز داراي اختراعاتي در زمينه هاي گوناگوني هستم كه شركت گوگل در صورتي كه آنها را در سيستم خود اجرا كند باعث تحول خواهد شد.
براي ارتباط با اينجانب مي تونيد از ايميل من استفاده كنيد .
لطفا نامه هاي خود را به صورت پنگليش و يا فارسي بنويسيد.

Mahmood Sepehri said...

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Pls Send E-Mail And Tel
And Address.
Tank You
Good By.