Deadly Flu Season Claiming 100 Lives Per Week, CDC Warns

Dr. Ken Haller addressed how to navigate the flu including the symptoms treatment and prevention

The northeast region has seen the highest rate of infection, with 647 confirmed cases.

The good news is once you've been infected by a specific strain (say influenza A H3N2), your immune response is likely strong enough that you won't get that same strain again (unless you're severely immune suppressed).

For the first time in 13 years, there's widespread flu activity in every single state in the continental US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and, sadly, even healthy people have died from the flu this winter. "We could see that rate increase as we get further into the season", she said, referring to the fact that although the vaccine increases the odds one will not get the flu, it is not ideal.

In past flu seasons, between 80 and 85 percent of children who have died from the flu had not gotten a flu vaccine that season, the agency said in an email. The spread of the disease in New Hampshire - which Daly reports hasn't reached its peak - is expected to continue widely for the next six weeks, at least.

Joseph said, "We're seeing what would be expected at this time during this time of year".

Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness that is spread by a virus. Antiviral drugs can make the illness shorter and milder and prevent severe complications and hospitalizations.

Also, the participants did not sneeze very much, and when they did, the sneezes were not especially associated with greater presence of viral RNA, either in coarse or fine aerosol samples.




Yolo has avoided the spike, but Chapman said the percentage of positive flu testing has been the worst in years.

Symptoms of canine flu may include a cough, runny nose, fever, decreased appetite and just being exhausted and run down.

Nationwide, only about 45 percent of adults get the shot every year.

You should also call or visit a doctor if you aren't improving after a few days, Campbell said.

In a previous study, researchers found that when a flu shot is effective, 1.2% of vaccinated individuals still get the flu, whereas 3.9% of unvaccinated individuals fall ill with the virus. "There are a lot of myths that need to be laid to rest". People younger than 19 who are receiving long-term aspirin therapy should also be cautious. If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick.

So far in this season overall, 5,267 people have been hospitalized in NY state with confirmed flu, compared with 3,533 for the 2016-17 season.

Glaser says the California outbreak is typical of what happens when the H3N2 canine influenza virus emerges in a new geographic location.

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