Health officials: Flu rampant in NY

Murrieta child dies of flu-related complications

At Baton Rouge General Hospital, staff says they have noticed the number of flu cases are up from a year ago.

Having a global estimate is useful, she said, but it masks considerable variation among countries, and the country-specific estimates in the new study are valuable, because they can be used by policymakers.

He predicts the peak of flu season will hit sometime between late December and early March 2018.

The 47-year-old male from New Castle County was infected with influenza A. We're told he had other underlying health conditions. Influenza A accounted for 31 of those cases, and there were two reported cases of Influenza B.

Earlier research estimated the death toll to range anywhere from 250,000-500,000 deaths from all illnesses related to the flu.

Each year, the makers of the flu vaccine try to match the vaccine against what they know have been active strains of the flu. "Even in 2017, Americans die from influenza and influenza-related illness". Doctors explain that the young and the old are especially at risk for serious complications from the flu. For accurate, clinical based evidence on the flu shot visit the CDC's website at and do yourself, your family, and your co-workers a favor and get your flu shot if you haven't already.

Flu viruses change from year to year, so it's important to get a flu shot each flu season.

"And we want to do everything we can to prevent that from happening", he said.

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"It just depends actually on each region", Rodriquez said.

US officials are predicting an especially challenging 2017/2018 flu season, which is just getting underway in the northern hemisphere. "There's still some protection against all flu illness in Australia last season".

More than a quarter of pregnant women reported that medical staff did not recommend or offer a flu shot.

Did you have your flu shot? "But it is a wise choice - it's a healthy choice".

"Unfortunately, it's the one strain that the vaccine is really underperforming in, in every regard", he said.

Getting vaccinated is not only a way to minimize your risk of infection; it is a personal statement to others telling them you value their health and wellbeing.

Those practices include avoiding those who are sick, staying home if you're sick (until you've been fever-free without medicine for more than 24 hours), washing or sanitizing hands often, covering coughs or sneezes, and avoiding touching one's eyes, nose and mouth.

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