Preparing for the Next Tripledemic: Lessons from COVID-19, Flu, and RSV
The healthcare system was severely tested by the triple whammy of COVID-19, flu, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) during the last year. Hospitals had to find new ways to deal with the sudden influx of patients, and health care providers had to think creatively to tackle the challenges posed by these three distinct viruses. While it is impossible to predict when the next "tripledemic" will occur, the healthcare industry can learn from the past year and be better prepared to handle similar challenges in the future.
A "tripledemic": the Director of WHO says more people are sick than ever before
Recently, several news sources warned us that this year's flu season may be rough:. *U.S. hospitalsbracefor an unprecedented winter of viruses. *Flu is expected to flare up in U.S. this winter, raising fears of a ‘twindemic’
Navigating the Symptoms of Allergies, Colds, and Flu
Coughing, sneezing, and wheezing are orchestrated by the complete bloom of spring. Chronic allergy sufferers are all too acquainted with the symptoms. How can you tell if your congestion is due to simple allergies or something more serious, though, in the midst of a persistent coronavirus pandemic and the conclusion of the influenza season? What should you do in response to this?
Flu vaccine can reduce risk of Alzheimer's disease by 40%
A new peer-reviewed study found that people who received at least one flu vaccine were 40% less like to develop Alzheimer's disease compared to non-vaccinated individuals. If this doesn't convince you to run down to your local pharmacy or your physician to get the flu vaccine, I do not know what else to convince you.
Don't Let the Flu Bring You Down: CDC Finds Strong Protection from Vaccination
The risk of hospitalization for people who had the flu vaccination this year was significantly reduced, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In a statement released on Wednesday, the CDC said that the vaccination cut the risk of hospitalization from influenza A, one of the two varieties that affect people most frequently, in children and adults by almost three-quarters and by almost half, respectively.
The Avian Flu, Threat or Scare?
The high price of eggs may not have to be the only bird-related problem we have. Hundreds of dead seals were found in December in the Caspian sea, in what is expected to have been a "Mass Mortality event." Scientists haven't sealed the deal yet. The exact cause of death is still unknown, however, they have found the avian flu prevalent in the tissue samples. The origin is still in question and scientists are still not sure where or how the seals acquired the avian flu in the first place. Until recently, transmitting between mammals was an incredibly rare occurrence.
Pediatric fatalities from flu are highest since before COVID-19 pandemic
With our focus on COVID-19, we forget about diseases like the flu and RSV. During this 2022-23 season, flu-related pediatric deaths have reached the highest level since before the pandemic started.
The tripledemic — respiratory syncytial virus, COVID-19, and influenza
I rarely write about the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), but the number of people infected by the virus, especially children, is leading to a fear of a tripledemic that includes RSV, the seasonal flu, and our constant nemesis, COVID-19. I guess this is the time I start writing more about the respiratory syncytial virus because everyone needs to be aware of this infectious disease.
Scientists finally know why people get more colds and flu in winter
In a study hailed by the medical community as a breakthrough, scientists have discovered why people get more colds during winter. Boy with a coldPhoto byImage by Luisella Planeta LOVE PEACE 💛💙 from Pixabay.
The Cause of Cold And Flu: Winter
Everyone is aware that coolness in the air signals the beginning of cold and flu season, which is when it seems like everyone you know is suddenly sniffling, sneezing, or worse. It almost seems as though those annoying cold and flu viruses arrive with the first winter storm.
Have You Received Your Flu Vaccine This Season - Tennesseans Among Most Sick
influenzaes are on the riseinflInfluenza cases are on the rise on Nortin east Tennessee. Sick childPhoto byVitolda Klein/UnsplashonUnsplash. Influenza cases are on the rise in east Tennessee. Tennessee is among the most active areas in the country for flu this season, according to the Walgreens Flu Index. The market areas, as identified by Walgreens, identify the Knoxville market as number 2 and the Tri-Cities (Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia) as number 5. Nashville is close behind at number 8 and Chattanooga at number 10 according to their most recent data tracker - based on anti-viral prescriptions.
When to Use Antibiotics
HEALTH - Doctors have been busy with RSV, a common virus that hits young children and people over 65 especially hard. Flu cases have been climbing earlier than usual, and COVID-19 infections continue to spread in our community. All of the above can create sneezing, congestion, sore throat and fever – so a lab test is the best way to determine the cause.
Covid-19, the Flu, RSV or a Cold - How to Tell and When to Get Treatment.
Sick PeoplePhoto by(shutterstock) Really, people getting sick shouldn’t be a political debate, but that is the reality we live in right now as we enter what the CDC warns us is going to be a very bad flu season. But flu isn’t the only virus hopping around from person to person. There is the plain old Cold virus, something called RSV (respiratory syncytial virus), COVID-19 mutations are sadly still with us, and this year’s Flu strains. Depending on your underlying health some can be worse than others, and they can be hard to tell apart.
Avian flu outbreak wipes out millions of U.S. Birds
Things have not been going well currently for birds of the United States. The disease known as the Avian flu has led to a lot of problems for the birds of our country. According to NBC News, the Avian flu has wiped out fifty million five hundred forty thousand birds in America this year. This information comes from the USDA - or the United States Department of Agriculture for those who do not want to use the acronym - and according to the organization, this is the deadliest outbreak of Avian flu in the history of the US dealing with the disease. The death of many chickens, turkeys, and various other birds represents the worst United States animal health disaster that our nation has seen to date, topping the previous record of fifty million five hundred birds dying from the virus back in 2015.
Doctors Advise: Get Your Flu and Covid Shots Together
REDLANDS, CALIF. Covid 19 and the flu remain dangerous infections. Medical authorities urge everyone six months and older to get their flu vaccinations now. At the same time, new Covid booster shots are also available, as well as shots for the latest of the Omicron variants and so getting both flu and Covid shots during one visit are the best course of action.
Get through the winter without getting sick
Epidemiologists have long known that the colder the weather gets, the more people seem to get sick. In fact, many people believe that cold weather is the main reason for the increase in respiratory infections during the winter months. But does cold weather really cause sickness? Or are there other factors at play?
Texas DSHS encourages flu vaccinations before the holidays
AUSTIN – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza-like illnesses have seen an uptick across the country during the last 6 weeks when compared to previous years.
Opinion: School-Age Kids Should Know How to Cover their Coughs in Public Places
Children can be unsuspected COVID carriers, but parents can teach them to cover their coughs for COVID and flu. Our children are innocent and our most valued treasure. Yet, a lot of them can beunsuspected COVID carriers. Some children can have COVID and not have symptoms. Most of my family and friends with children who were infected said the kids had minor cold or flu-like symptoms for 24–48 hours and were back to normal. In contrast, parents and older relatives had longer recovery times and serious symptoms that required medical treatment or hospitalization.