Unvaccinated child dies from flu in Florida

Alicia Farmer
October 16, 2018

The survey also suggests 34 per cent of Edmonton residents who do not plan to get the flu shot said they feel it is unnecessary because they are healthy. The child, whose age and hometown has not been disclosed, died between September 30 and October 6 of influenza B, ABC reports.

A national survey of 700 parents by Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital showed that more than half of the respondents believed that the flu shot can cause the flu.

You can prevent spreading the flu by getting a flu shot, washing your hands and coughing and sneezing into your elbow - not your hands.

The agency's flu surveillance report did not say in which counties the deaths occurred.

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30 percent of the respondents thought flu shot is a conspiracy. "Because information can come from so many places, from friends and family to the internet, it's important to talk to a doctor you trust to get credible information that is based in science and facts".

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28 percent said flu caused autism.

Vaccines are recommended for anyone at least six months old.

Rock says that other good practices to fend off the flu or other viruses is to wash your hands regularly, adding that you can get viruses from grocery stores, and or banks. Parents can opt for the nasal mist this year, and even if the flu vaccine is not a flawless match for the strain, health officials say it decreases symptoms and severity.

During the 2017-18 flu season - the deadliest flu season in four decades - 80,000 Americans died, including 180 children.

The Department of Health office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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