That's no surprise. Australia and Canada had already released dismal effectiveness numbers - 10 and 17 percent respectively - against the H3N2 flu, a strain that is notoriously resistant to typical vaccines.
The estimates are based on a relatively small sample of medically attended acute respiratory illness among 4,562 children and adults enrolled at five sites in the U.S. Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Network.
"The way I liken it is, if you don't have a flu shot you might fall off a three story building, and if you have a flu shot and get the flu, you might fall off a three foot building".
It's not too late to get a flu shot, but McMahan suggested people first call their doctor or pharmacist to check availability.
This year's flu season is the worst in a decade. Circulating flu strains this season are a mix of H3N2, H1N1 and B viruses. Despite medical professionals' almost universal recommendation that patients get the flu vaccination, the percentage of those who opt out continues to rise. "It's better than nothing", she said.
"Even if it is 30 percent effective, that's still better than no protection", she says. Everybody else got no statistically significant benefit. In recent weeks, the B and H1N1 viruses have been common-and vaccinations against H1N1 have shown a 67 percent rate of effectiveness.
During the same period, public health laboratories tested 51,014 specimens for influenza virus, of which 84.1% (n=23,257) tested positive for influenza A and 15.9% (n=4,412) tested positive for influenza B viruses. "Treatment with influenza antiviral medications, where appropriate, is especially important this season", they conclude.
"Often the deaths come because someone had influenza and then a complication of an underlying chronic disease, or just they're very elderly and then a death may occur days to weeks after their flu infection", Dr. Strang said. Flu strains mutate every year.
"CDC continues to recommend influenza vaccination because the vaccine can still prevent some infections with now circulating influenza viruses, which are expected to continue circulating for several weeks", the agency said in its report. The CDC estimated that it had led to more than 17,000 hospitalizations through February 3.
Unfortunately, the CDC says we still may not be at the peak of flu season yet.
There have been record-breaking numbers this season in Oklahoma with 3,440 flu-associated hospitalizations, and 153 deaths. In the US, cases of influenza started to rise in early November 2017 and increased sharply from December 2017 through February 3, 2018.
Of those who did have influenza, 43 percent had been vaccinated. Many others have been hospitalized after contracting flu-like symptoms. Most of the East Coast is still socked in with high flu activity. The percentage of visits to emergency departments and admissions to hospitals from emergency departments continued to climb, though not as rapidly as in the previous week. Sixteen flu-related deaths were reported, bringing the state total so far this season to 107.
The new year has certainly had a rough start - in addition to natural disaster and political turmoil, 2018 has also become host to a severe flu season.
"It was really special to be back out here with Venus and we're so happy Team USA won today", Williams told reporters . The dead-rubber was supposed to be the feel-good, icing on the cake, but the Dutch players had other ideas.
A Bengaluru-based tech start-up Emflux Motors unveiled India's first electric superbike dubbed as the Emflux One at the event. Startup, E-Vehicle and Technology was one of the key highlights at Expo this yearwhere in Emflux Motors launched Emflux One.
On Wednesday, eight members of the powerful and wealthy Gupta family were arrested and accused of fraud and money laundering. New President Cyril Ramaphosa (center) said he would concentrate on creating jobs and attracting investment.
Mr Romney, 70, will be the heavy favourite for the Senate seat being opened by senator Orrin Hatch's retirement. The path to victory is expected to be a clear one for Romney, who is considered a sure bet to replace Hatch.
Gibson cited the lack of consistent batting as the downfall this series. "In nearly every game their top three scored a hundred ". Talking about the game, Proteas coach Otis Gibson praised his bowlers but mentioned his disappointment with the team's batting.
The National Weather Service in Buffalo said travel may become hard due to mixed precipitation resulting in icy conditions. Be sure to monitor the latest forecast and updates to the Winter Weather Advisories issued for our area.
In a letter to shareholders , Twitter indicated that improving its adtech stack will continue to be a focus throughout 2018. This is thanks to much higher ad engagement rates which were up 75% year-on-year while cost per engagement dropped 42%.
The US appreciates the "generous contributions" of coalition members over the past year but more is needed, Tillerson said. As a result of the implementation of projects Turkey will propose, many Iraqis will have jobs and be able to return home.
Before we eventually lose touch with New Horizons, it's hoped that it will tell us plenty more about the Kuiper Belt. The imager is one of seven instruments aboard the New Horizons spacecraft that reached Pluto in 2015.
Their trip to Edinburgh ended with a reception at the Palace of Holyroodhouse for the Scottish Government's Year of Young People . The Prince and Meghan Markle stepped out in Edinburgh for their first Royal visit to the country north of England at lunchtime.
Payton was selected with the 10th overall pick in the 2014 National Basketball Association draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. The Suns traded Eric Bledsoe to Milwaukee midseason and virtually only had Tyler Ulis as a point guard on the roster.
The Nuggets acquire a veteran point guard in Devin Harris , playing in his 16th National Basketball Association season this year. They got a veteran point guard who has seen better days and will provide about the same production as Mudiay did for the team.
Chinese skier Lixin clocked in 46:01.9 to finish 51st while her teammate Chi Chunxue settled for the 55th in 46:39.0. Kalla has now equalled canoeist Agneta Andersson as the Swedish woman with the most Olympic gold medals, with three.
While Hong Kong has a well-developed and generally safe public transportation system, fatal bus crashes have persisted. Among those, according to the Times , 15 were hospitalized in serious condition, and 10 were deemed critical.
A human rights group gathering information on the Syrian civil war says the area where the clash occurred has oil fields. Asked whether the USA military was stumbling into Syria's broader conflict, Mattis said: "No".
The rapper first posted a photo of a card he gave his wife Kim Kardashian that read "Happy Valentine's Day Babe". West is known for doing random and surprising things, and his Instagram posting spree is no exception.
Caused by viruses, flu is a contagious respiratory illness with mild to severe symptoms that can sometimes lead to death. Gottlieb said scientists at the FDA, CDC and National Institutes of Health are trying to understand why.
On the front is a 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 sensor with f/2.2 aperture, AI-based Beautify 4.0 and LED selfie-light. The device comes with a hybrid SIM card slot and lets you choose between a secondary SIM card or a MicroSD card.
The expanded feature aims to take the hassle out of firing back replies in a range of popular messaging apps, including WhatsApp . The Reply software is able to suggest Smart Replies to questions like "Are you at the restaurant" and "When can you be home".
Penny Mordaunt , the Secretary of State for International Development, also accused Oxfam of a failure of "moral leadership'". The charity allowed staff members to resign from the organisation and seek new aid jobs elsewhere.
When she proposes a welcome toast in the first episode, she admits in voiceover that her Cheshire cat smile is a facade. So maybe Manigault truly does regret her time in the White House and wants to turn over some shiny new leaf.
Porter was unusually visible - in part because of his role in Trump's frequent signing-ceremony photo opportunities. As an assistant to the president, Porter was paid the top White House staff salary of $179,000.
Will be interesting to see how Hardy wraps his tongue round this "protector" when the movie is released in October. Details on the plot have been scarce, and we don't know how the movie will exist inside its own universe.