If you’re suffering from flu symptoms, it might help to know who you are and what you’re facing.
It also helps to know your doctor’s history and treatment recommendations.
That’s the message from a new CDC-backed study that suggests that patients with symptoms of the flu can be more susceptible to the virus than those who don’t.
“We’re not going to make sure you have the virus, but we are going to ensure you have a good history and have access to good medical care,” said Dr. John B. Gurney, lead author of the new study, which was published online today in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
“In other words, if you have symptoms of a virus, you can get the virus.”
The study was based on a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of a group of patients with the flu who had symptoms and symptoms of flu.
Those with a history of symptoms were excluded from the study.
Patients who were already receiving flu shots or receiving a vaccine were also excluded.
Those who had previously had flu symptoms but who were experiencing mild or moderate symptoms were also not included.
The participants were randomly assigned to receive either a placebo (the same as for flu) or flu shots.
“The goal of this study was to determine if there are differences in influenza virus transmission between those who are already receiving a flu vaccine and those who aren’t,” Dr. Garrowey said.
He said it’s unclear if the study was done in a vacuum, but the findings suggest the same thing: That there are risks associated with flu vaccine coverage, especially if you or your loved ones are among those who might have the flu.
The study included a total of 6,942 patients.
Of the 6,952 participants, 6,634 received the flu shot.
That means there were about 5 percent of the population who were not getting flu shots, which makes the study a relatively small sample size.
In addition, the study didn’t include patients with serious medical conditions who were excluded.
There was a very high risk of transmission in the vaccinated group, according to the study authors.
Patients with severe, chronic illness were most at risk of infection in the vaccine group, with a 10 percent risk of getting sick, the authors reported.
“These findings are consistent with those of previous studies, including our own in which we found that the flu vaccine protects against flu infection,” the authors said.
The researchers found that in patients with severe illness, the risk of influenza transmission was even higher.
In the study, those with moderate flu symptoms who were vaccinated had a 1.8 percent risk increase of getting ill with influenza, compared to those who had not received a flu shot, according the study team.
Those people also had a 4.7 percent increased risk of becoming ill with the virus.
In a similar study done in Australia, the researchers found a similar pattern.
They found that those who were exposed to influenza had a 2.8 per cent risk increase in getting sick.
Those exposed to the vaccine had a 5.5 per cent increased risk, the team reported.
The findings are similar in the United States, according a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The study found a 2 per cent increase in the risk for people exposed to flu shots who were healthy.
Dr. Andrew Kolodny, an infectious disease specialist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., said the results are interesting, but not conclusive.
“It’s hard to say how much the increased risk was due to the flu, but it’s not conclusive because it’s an observational study,” Dr, Kolodnick said.
“It does provide some insight into the flu in the population, but that is an observational data.”
Dr. Grieve, the lead author, said the study doesn’t prove flu vaccination causes flu.
“I would hope that people would not be alarmed by these findings,” he said.
“This study does not suggest that the vaccine causes the flu.”
He said that’s because the researchers only studied vaccinated participants.
“There is not enough evidence to say that it causes the virus,” Dr Grieve said.
Dr Gurnay, who is also a professor of medicine and of infectious disease at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, said there’s no clear evidence that flu vaccine is linked to the increased flu virus transmission.
“As an epidemiologist, the main thing I would say is that we don’t know the impact of flu vaccines on flu transmission,” he told Live Science.
“That’s the primary reason why we haven’t used them yet in the U.S. but there are a few things that we can do to make them safer.”
But that’s not a good reason to get vaccinated, or not to get the flu shots.
“The National Institutes of Health (NIH) supported the research.