Indiana Health Department: 4 flu deaths so far this season

Here's How Many People Have Caught the Flu So Far This Season (Hint: It's a Lot)

According to new data released by CDC, so far during the 2018-2019 season between about 6 and 7 million people have been sick with flu, up to half of those people have sought medical care for their illness, and between 69,000 and 84,000 people have been hospitalized from flu.

Like the three previous deaths, the department said the latest victim was over the age of 50.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said the entire country is experiencing a much milder flu season this year so far.

In the past couple of weeks, flu activity across IN has gone from moderate and regional to high and widespread.

This is the first time the agency has provided an in-season estimate of national flu cases.

When it comes to vaccinating yourself - or your kids - against the flu, there are two options in the United States: a traditional shot or a nasal spray.

As of December 29, the most recent data available from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), there were 13,796 laboratory-confirmed influenza cases across the country, with the provinces and territories reporting 1,046 hospitalizations and 24 deaths.


In Oklahoma, the CDC reports flu activity is high.

The Department of Health noted that "influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses".

Influenza A is the most common form of the virus circulating in Canada, and the majority of these viruses are H1N1. Authorities expect the flu activity to persist for weeks, and they continue to recommend getting the flu shot as the first line of defense against the flu and the potentially harmful complications associated with it.

Dr. Givelichian said another six children in the province have been treated for influenza in intensive-care units.

It's certainly within time to still get [the flu vaccine] now. "It does not, and the vaccine is safe for pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy", he said. "This is one of the reasons it is so important to get vaccinated".

The machine learning was fed data from the two models and actual flu data to make the predictions as accurate as possible.

"Here's another proactive step you can take to protect your baby", Gupta said of a flu shot.

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