CDC - 53 Children Dead in Worst Flu in Recent Years

Health officials step up flu prevention efforts in Georgia

Vaccinations are available at Kentucky's local health departments, pharmacies, and medical providers.

The flu virus has been notably pervasive this year.

In Ontario, the H3N2 strain of Influenza A, considered severe, is dominating this year. "The flu season typically runs until late spring so it is not too late to get vaccinated".

"The flu is a serious disease". Last week, 42 states reported high patient traffic for the flu, up from 39. The season may have yet to reach its peak. She retired previous year and didn't get a flu shot figuring she was no longer around sick children.

There have been 195 lab-confirmed cases of influenza through February 2.

The hospital last week had 528 confirmed cases of influenza A and 139 of influenza B, the two seasonal types of influenza virus, according to Dr. Mary Anne Jackson, chief of Children's Mercy's infectious diseases division. Other hospitals in counties across California are experiencing elevated numbers of cases as well. Of those, 211 cases were influenza A, 13 were influenza B and 25 were unspecified.

By comparison, there were 166 reported cases (164 Influenza A and two Influenza B), as of January 28, 2017, including 47 hospitalizations and four deaths.

Common symptoms include a fever greater than 100 degrees fahrenheit, body aches, chills and other signs similar to a cold. He believes he caught the Norovirus, a stomach illness that causes vomiting and diarrhea.

While an employee can technically be disciplined for failing to come to work or taking sporadic leave if the person is not eligible for the FMLA, employers make clear their expectations of employees regarding coming to work while afflicted with the flu. If you don't have the flu yet, you'll get it sitting in the waiting room. It is also important for family members and people who have regular contact with high-risk individuals to be vaccinated.

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"As of now, improving flu vaccination rates is our best bet at reducing that number", Javanbakht said in an email.

The flu is spread through mucus droplets through the air from coughing and sneezing. "Don't touch your eyes, nose or mouth to avoid transferring any virus you might have on your hands".

Stay away from others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.

Deputy minister Nguyễn Thanh Long on Friday acknowledged that the flu was spreading in several localities. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.

Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs.

The virus started earlier than usual.

But health professionals and the CDC want you to know any article claiming the flu shot is causing flu-related deaths are just plain false. That's the highest level since the swine flu pandemic in 2009.

There have been 11,683 laboratory confirmed influenza cases reported to the state Department of Health, and 2,221 residents hospitalized due to flu.

It takes about two weeks following the administration of the vaccine for the recipient to develop protection from the flu.

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