Let's Know about Influenza Situation
Influenza activity has started to rising in many countries.
Public health measures taken to reduce transmission of COVID-19, also reduced influenza activity
Now that these measures have been removed, both viruses may transmit more easily.
The co-circulation of influenza a SARS-CoV-2 viruses raises the possibility of a more severe winter respiratory virus season.
Let's know about Influenza burden
Influenza is a serious disease. Around a billion people become sick with influenza every year, with 3 to 5 million severe cases and 290 000 to 650 000 deaths.
Many people miss work or school, and feel unwell, with a fever, cough, headache, muscle and joint pain, sore throat and a runny nose.
Most people recover within a week, but the cough can be severe and can last 2 weeks or more.
Very old and young people, those with underlying metabolic or cardiovascular conditions, and vulnerable populations can be at risk of more severe complications of influenza,
Here is the detail about vaccination process
Influenza vaccination remains an essential intervention for preventing influenza disease and reducing disease severity and mortality.
WHO recommends the following groups for priority use of influenza vaccines
*Health workers *Individuals with *Comorbidities and *Underlying conditions Older adults
— Credit: who
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