Febrero 21, 2018

Flu Season Remains Strong Across the State and St. Cloud

31 Enero 2018, 06:31 | Martinez Canez

Massachusetts flu cases, hospital admissions increase

Why the flu shot is less effective this year, and why you should still get one

Last week, 21 people in North Carolina-including a 6-year-old girl in Wake County-died from influenza (flu) and state health officials fear the worst is yet to come. "This has been a particularly tough flu season so far", said Dr. Anita Kurian, assistant director for Metro Health's Communicable Diseases department.

She died in December and had not had a flu shot.

For the third straight week, 49 states have reported widespread flu activity, CDC officials said Friday, in contrast to most years when it hits different parts of the country at different times.

Since Oct. 1, almost 9,000 flu-related hospitalizations were reported nationwide and widespread flu activity is being experienced in 49 states, with high activity noted in 32, including Virginia.

We've gotten to that point in this unusually terrible flu season where city officials have started dishing out flu shots for free.

CDC physician Lin Yung-ching (林詠青) cited the case of a six-month-old boy who was confirmed to have serious flu-related complications last week, the youngest case this season.

Channel 2's Steve Gehlbach went to Piedmont Newnan Hospital where doctors said they are seeing the spike in flu patients.

There are 33 Urgent Care Centers across South Florida and we are told they all have the flu vaccines.

Stay away from people who are sick.

Coughing or sneezing by infected individuals can spread the flu by water droplets which contain the virus from their throats, mouths and noses that are suspended in the air column (aerosol).

Everyone says get a flu shot but that may be easy to say and hard to do.

Flu shots are scarce as we approach the end of flu season, one of the worst in a decade.

This year there are four different strains.

"Most of the time, adenoviruses produce influenza-like illness with cough and runny nose and feeling crummy, but you get better", said Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University.

Some 3.6 percent of visits to sites providing data for the weekly reports - doctors' offices, school health services, community health centers - were for influenza-like illnesses during the week of January 26. If you contract it, there are prescription medications like Tamiflu and Relenza (or zanamivir), that can be used to ease symptoms, but they won't get rid of them.

The best advice is call ahead to see if there are flu vaccines available.

Red indicates the highest percentage of visits to outpatient providers for flu-like symptoms in terms of how this level is measured.

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