2 pediatric flu deaths among 36 reported in Kentucky

CDC: Flu is widespread but season may be peaking

The Commissioner of Public Health warned that there have been 15 flu-related deaths of people 65 and older this season, with that same age group making up the majority of the more than 450 flu hospitalizations.

Seven more children have died of the flu in the past week, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Flu vaccinations are still available at most healthcare providers' offices and retail pharmacies.

On January 2, 2018, Dallas County health officials reported a sixth death from the flu. The lone flu death in Marin County this year involved a person under 65, and it's not known if the person was vaccinated.

Australia was hit with an unusually bad flu season, with far more illnesses and deaths than average. The CDC is expecting this year's vaccine to be 30% effective.

Infection with the flu can cause fever, headache, cough, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, and body aches. "We strongly encourage people to protect themselves, particularly children 6 months and older and those people at high risk for complications related to the flu. Showing up with those influenza like illnesses".


Beth Hardy, spokeswoman at Gwinnett Medical Center, said they have an adequate supply of medicine to fight the flu, but they also have companies on standby should they need to refill in a hurry.

"We have seen an uptick in patients, specifically pediatric patients", he said. "The season has started early and is probably peaking right about now", he said.

The CDC is highly recommending people get their flu shot despite any public consternation that this year's flu shot isn't a good defense against this year's virus. According to the CDC, this year's flu shot included an influenza A H1N1, an influenza A H3N2, and an influenza B/Victoria lineage virus. But if other seasons are a gauge, that grim tally may continue to rise in coming weeks. Jernigan said in 2014-2015, the last severe flu season in the United States, that number reached 6% at this point in the flu season. The influenza vaccine is typically more effective against influenza B, which reiterates how important it is for New Yorkers to get vaccinated.

Make sure you cover your cough, clean your hands and you contain your germs by staying at home when you are ill.

Jones says she has seen more flu cases this year than last.

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