Febrero 21, 2018

Flu season ramps up, health officials urging people to get vaccinated

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Arkansas Flu Deaths Nearly Doubled in Last 3 Weeks

Nearing its peak, the flu is having a devestating impact right across the country. Experts said this year's vaccine is not effective, but it's still better than not getting the flu shot.

"People can actually transfer it as well from dog to dog", she said.

Doctors say the flu season started in early November and is most likely peaking now.

The other flu death, reported by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, occurred in the southern part of the state, according to health officials.

The girl's death is the first flu-related death reported in West Virginia this season. That means the number of weekly cases could triple, and the peak number of deaths could be substantially higher.

The swine flu epidemic was also when many hospitals developed the ability to do their own analysis of virus samples from patients, rather than waiting for the state health lab or CDC to determine if a sample was H1N1 or H3N2.

"This year's flu season has turned out to be more severe than we've seen in the past", said Patricia Diamond, the public health officer of Atlantic County.

The flu virus continues to have a grip on the Tri-State in one of the worst outbreaks since 2009.

"It takes two weeks for the vaccine to work, so time is of the essence".

"We wanted to give everyone the ability to get a flu shot", said Reynolds.

Madoff said it's still not too late to get a flu shot.

One measure of the season is how many doctor or hospital visits are prompted by a high fever, cough and other flu symptoms. That is created to protect the hospital's patients from such infections, he said.

Remember, the symptoms to look out for include fever, chills, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, headache and fatigue. "We need to increase our prevention efforts and minimize human interaction where we can".

"The flu map of the United Kingdom now shows cases in every area of the country, with health trusts reporting significant increases in flu cases".

St. Vincent Kokomo and Community Howard Regional Health have put in place visitor restrictions to curb the spread of influenza.

In California, H3N2 has left hospitals across the State in chaos as they scramble to treat their patients.

The flu contributed to five overall deaths of Allegheny County residents during the previous influenza season.

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This medication - like the vaccine - isn't 100% effective but it may decrease the severity and length of the infection and decrease the risk of developing risky complications like pneumonia.

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