influenza http://nhpr.org en Flu Fever Hits The Granite State http://nhpr.org/post/flu-fever-hits-granite-state <p>The influenza season started much earlier this year and the strain is considered more severe.&nbsp; Many worry how much of a toll this will take. In New Hampshire,&nbsp;at least&nbsp;twenty people have died from the flu already. We’ll talk with health experts about how this season compares to others and how health providers, schools, and individuals are coping.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>Guests</strong></p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 20287 at http://nhpr.org Flu Fever Hits The Granite State Flu Season Gets An Early Start http://nhpr.org/post/flu-season-gets-early-start-0 <p></p><p>This week, New Hampshire’s Department of Health and Human Services identified the season’s first case of influenza.&nbsp;Beth Daly, chief of infectious disease surveillance at DHHS, is encouraging Granite Staters to get vaccinated.</p><p>"It’s not too early to be vaccinated," Daly says, "and the flu vaccine this year does contain different strains of the virus, so it’s important that people be vaccinated this year even if they were vaccinated last year as well." &nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 18:27:39 +0000 Emily Corwin 13829 at http://nhpr.org Flu Season Gets An Early Start Does a Mild Winter Lead to a Mild Flu Season? http://nhpr.org/post/does-mild-winter-lead-mild-flu-season <p><span lang="EN">According to the Centers for Disease Control,&nbsp;f<span lang="EN">lu season is usually at its peak by February</span>&hellip;but not this year.</span></p><p><span lang="EN">Might it have something to do with all the warm weather?</span></p><p><span lang="EN">State health officials say it&rsquo;s not likely.</span></p><p><span lang="EN">But Doctor Jodie Dion Odom, Deputy State Epidemiologist, says it is unusual that the influenza virus this year is as mild as the winter.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 10:48:27 +0000 Rick Ganley 2046 at http://nhpr.org