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Children’s early flu toll shows dangers of vaccine hesitancy

Children have been hit especially hard by the early-onset flu season, according to a study from Tennessee that raises concerns about US immunization rates following the pandemic-fueled trend of vaccine hesitancy.

Flu began spreading in September in the US, a month earlier than usual, in a season that combined with Covid-19 and RSV, another respiratory disease, to create what US health officials called a “tripledemic.(Pixabay)
Flu began spreading in September in the US, a month earlier than usual, in a season that combined with Covid-19 and RSV, another respiratory disease, to create what US health officials called a “tripledemic.(Pixabay)
Published on Jan 20, 2023 01:58 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

Is it flu or Covid-19? Experts on how to differentiate between the symptoms

Flu and Covid-19, both being respiratory illnesses, have a lot in common in terms of symptoms and way of transmission. Here's how you can know the difference between their symptoms.

Is it flu or Covid-19? Experts on how to differentiate between the symptoms(Pixabay)
Is it flu or Covid-19? Experts on how to differentiate between the symptoms(Pixabay)
Published on Jan 13, 2023 03:22 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Respiratory syncytial virus: Warning signs of RSV to watch out for in kids

RSV infection usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing, coughing, fever but in a few cases, it can turn severe. All you want to know about the respiratory infection.

Indian studies published during 1991 to 2022 reported variable prevalence of RSV in children with pneumonia, ranging from 14% to 40% and an incidence of RSV 53 per 1,000 children per year (5.3%).(Freepik)
Indian studies published during 1991 to 2022 reported variable prevalence of RSV in children with pneumonia, ranging from 14% to 40% and an incidence of RSV 53 per 1,000 children per year (5.3%).(Freepik)
Published on Dec 06, 2022 06:50 PM IST
By, New Delhi

How flu shots protect people with heart failure from death: Research

While the flu has long been associated with an increased risk of life-threatening cardiovascular events, Loeb said that people with heart failure are already vulnerable to poor health outcomes.

How flu shots protect people with heart failure from death: Research(Reuters File Photo)
How flu shots protect people with heart failure from death: Research(Reuters File Photo)
Published on Nov 17, 2022 11:07 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Tapatrisha Das, Hamilton

The flu season is approaching. Are you prepared? Here's what doctor suggests

In India the flu virus circulation peaks during the monsoon season, with secondary peaks during the winter months from November to February. Here's what you need to know since the winter influenza symptoms are the same as Covid-19

The flu season is approaching. Are you prepared? Here's what doctor suggests ( Andrea Piacquadio)
The flu season is approaching. Are you prepared? Here's what doctor suggests ( Andrea Piacquadio)
Updated on Nov 14, 2022 08:15 AM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi
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