Health officials say flu death toll in state is 22

When does flu season end

One of the main problems is that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says this year's flu vaccine has only been about 10 percent effective.

Allen and Willingham also advised parents to keep children who have had a fever over 100 degrees to keep the child at home until they have been fever-free for at least 24 hours.

"That's why we had a lot sicker people", he said.

"The flu is very risky".

This particular type of H3N2 has infected more people earlier, and spread faster, than in years past.

"It is anticipated that the local seasonal influenza activity will continue to rise in the coming weeks and remain at an elevated level for some time", said the Centre for Health Protection.

"It doesn't surprise us that we have this many cases but it is certainly something that is affecting student attendance", he added. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed four flu-related deaths so far, but that number is expected to increase. Many physicians in California were overrun they'd to deliver individuals into additional ERs.Heartbreaking testimonies were circulating within the press nowadays roughly kids and adults dying of influenza.

Older people with the flu are more likely to be hospitalized - the mean age of flu cases requiring hospitalization a year ago in ME was 68. "[The flu] took out a few of our classes and even teachers".

Health professionals say one reason for the spike in cases may be that year's flu vaccine was not as effective as in other years.


"If you're 50 years old with diabetes, or 35 years old with asthma, you have an increased risk for complications", Merrit said.

Across the country, it's a similar situation.

Along with the restricted visitation, Trinity is providing masks at each hospital entrance and registration area for patients or others with flu-like symptoms who have a need to enter the hospital for care or for a objective other than to visit patients.

Flu deaths rocketed in England by 77% in the space of a week to hit 85 deaths.

The flu is affecting people over 65 years of age the most and there have been 54 reported flu deaths in Canada this season, the FluWatch report said. During the 2015-2016 season, Manitoba Health reported no deaths up until this point in the season. Jennifer Burrough and her family didn't get flu shots this year after hearing reports that suggested it might not work very well this season.

While the 2017/18 flu season has reached widespread populations, data show more people are choosing to get vaccinated ahead of the outbreaks. 30, the California Department of Public Health reported elevated flu activity in all of the state's 58 counties. "It usually picks up after the holiday season, when people are getting together in enclosed areas".

While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible. Use a tissue or cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow or arm. One tool you can use is to go to the CDC website and look up the vaccine finder.

It is also advised to wash your hands frequently, and if coughing and sneezing try not to do it into your hands but into the crook of your elbow to prevent the spread of bacteria. "Alcohol-based hand rubs ... also kill the germs".

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

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