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First Flu-Related Death Reported in Iowa for 2018-2019 Season

First Flu-Related Death Reported in Iowa for 2018-2019 Season

Four adult deaths and one pediatric death have now been linked to the flu in Kentucky this flu season. The average duration of a flu season for the last five seasons has been 16 weeks, with a range of 11 weeks to 20 weeks.

"People with symptoms should stay at home and children should not attend school if showing signs of flu", he added.

Hospitals were setting up tents and triage units in parking lots, as the more aggressive strain took hold across the country.

Dr Kelleher said hundreds die from the virus every year and has made a plea for members of the public to get the flu jab and limit their contact with the public if the notice any of the symptoms arise.

For the same week previous year (week 51, December 17-23, 2017), the CDC reported three influenza-associated pediatric deaths. The agency reported that Influenza A viruses - including H1N1 and H3N2 - have predominated in the United States since the beginning of October. The proportion of outpatient visits for influenza-like illness was significantly higher, at 5 percent, and eventually peaked at 7.5 percent later in the season.

The HSE uses a scale to determine when the flu season fully begins which incorporates a number of elements including a range of data. A report from Med Express claims that American businesses lose, on average, more than $16 billion during each flu season.

Absolutely, local flu activity is steadily rising.

Question: Are we seeing a more flu activity here in MI? They both can infect your airways and cause coughing.

In February of past year, the flu vaccine advisory group of the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended changing two of the four components for the flu vaccine administered in the Northern Hemisphere.

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But that's not to say flu hospitalizations will remain low for the remainder of the year.

It is not too late to get the flu vaccine.

A new form of vaccine has come in the form of a nasal spray, and has been recommended for healthy, non-pregnant persons ages 2-49.

According to a release from IDPH, the man was between 41 and 60 years old and had underlying health concerns.

The shot can have benefits for entire communities as well. The main flu strain now circulating is the Influenza A/H1N1.

Although prevention isn't always effective, she says it's pretty simple. During the 2017-18 flu season, some experts estimate that the American economy suffered a loss of $21.39 billion due to the high number of patients.

The sooner you get the flu vaccine, the better. "There were just a lot more cases", she said.

Some, like Michael Cohen of Sussex County says he previously resisted the flu shot, but is happy he got one. While the B version can make you as sick as A, it can't spread as quickly. All visitors are urged to wash their hands before and after their visits.


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