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Old 01-09-18, 04:20 PM
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Why Is Flu Season So Bad This Year?

Officials can't predict what the final outcome for flu season will be this year in terms of illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths, but Adalja suspects it will be a notable one.

"I don't know what the final tally will be in this flu season, [but] I suspect it will be one of the worst ones we've had in recent years," Adalja said.

Another factor that may affect the severity of a flu season is whether the flu strains included in the yearly flu shot match the ones circulating in the public. So far this year, the circulating flu strains do appear to match the flu strains that were selected for the vaccine, according to a recent CDC report.

However, to make the flu vaccine, manufacturers typically use chicken eggs to "grow" the flu virus strains. During this process, the flu strains may acquire genetic changes that make the strains slightly different from those in circulation.

"You don't end up with the same vaccine viruses that you started with" because of these genetic changes, Adalja said. This appears to have happened with the H3N2 component of this year's flu vaccine, according to the CDC, and the changes may lower the effectiveness of the vaccine.
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