Here we go.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is sending a team of investigators to the University of Michigan to look into an influx of flu cases on campus.
In the last month a total of 528 cases of the flu have been diagnosed at the University Health Service, UMich said in a press release.
Of the cases, 77% were among those who did not get the useless flu shot.
The CDC is going to send a cavalry of investigators to the Ann Arbor campus to harass students for not taking a flu shot.
“The objectives of the CDC team will be evaluating flu vaccine uptake and vaccine effectiveness and risk factors for spread through data analysis, questionnaires and sample collection (respiratory specimens or serology) of patients at UHS.” – the University said on Monday.
“Through prompt detection and collaboration with county and state health officials, as well as School of Public Health and Michigan Medicine researchers, we quickly identified these cases as influenza A(H3N2) virus infections,” said Lindsey Mortenson, UHS medical director and acting executive director.
“Partnering with the CDC will accelerate our understanding of how this flu season may unfold regionally and nationally in the setting of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
School officials are now calling on the entire community to get vaccinated against influenza.
“This outbreak doesn’t necessarily have an immediate impact on the broader local community, but it does raise concerns about what the flu season may bring. Most importantly, we strongly recommend anyone not yet vaccinated against seasonal flu to do so. And anyone at higher risk of severe flu complications should talk to their doctor about prescription antiviral medications at the first sign of flu symptoms,” said Juan Luis Marquez, medical director at the Washtenaw County Health Department.