It's resulted in 97 pediatric deaths and a record number of hospitalizations.
The Mail also included profiles and photos of some of those who have died from the flu this season, ranging from a 4-year-old boy with an underlying health condition to healthy and fit adults.
While FluMist has been approved for next year's flu season, Schaffner cautions that the real effectiveness of the reformulated version (both in its ability to fight off flu and to increase childhood vaccination rates) won't be known until it hits the public.
To help separate fact from fiction, The 74 recently spoke with William Schaffner, a doctor and infectious-diseases specialist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, to learn more about how the virus affects children, teachers, and classrooms.
Patients who received a vaccine this year were 25 percent less likely to become sick from influenza A, this year's deadliest strain, according to the FDA. "Every so often we get a little blip in the spring". That can make it hard to determine when the most active part of the season is over.
So far urban transmission via Aedes aegypti mosquitoes has not been documented, and human infections have been linked to two types of forest-dwelling mosquitoes that can spread the disease, Haemagogus and Sabethes.
Clean the sick room and the bathroom once a day with household disinfectant.
The foggers, which can cost hundreds of dollars, are a "waste of money, time, and effort", Schaffner told The 74.
A federal report released Friday says there are signs the national outbreak could be easing, but illness rates remain higher than normal. "It makes all the parents feel warm and cozy; it makes the school feel that they're doing something; but it really has a trivial impact".
"Children are the great distributors of the influenza virus in our communities".
She hoped a better flu shot could encourage more people to do just that. Pediatricians would like to believe that's true, and what was not said in public, but certainly been said in private to the pediatricians is: "you've got to prove it", he said.
Most of the time, it works.
3 The vaccine is fundamental to minimizing flu outbreaks.
However, the CDC says consumers should still take steps to protect themselves against the flu and get the flu shot. The CDC suggests that's when all individuals receive the universal flu shot.
According to the CDC's seasonal infuenza vaccine effectiveness report, since 2005, effectiveness has ranged from a low of 10 percent in 2005 to a high of 60 percent in 2010-11, with a typical year being 40-something percent.
"We know as long as there is flu activity out there, you should get vaccinated and that's one of the best things you can do to reduce your risk and reducing the severity of the flu if you do get it", said McCall.
Public health experts say a flu shot is still worth getting.
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