CDC - 53 Children Dead in Worst Flu in Recent Years

According to the FDA the seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to lower your risk of getting sick and spreading it to others

According to the FDA the seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to lower your risk of getting sick and spreading it to others

"We are seeing quite a bit of flu activity", said Murti, "and it is a reminder that flu is a severe illness".

Parish health units across Louisiana will continue to offer flu vaccines at no cost across the state until Monday, February 12, 2018, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

"The flu is a serious disease".

"People are still highly encouraged to get one", Cleveland said.

"Overall, it's starting to slow down but we are still seeing a lot of active flu cases", Shandler says, adding there's been an uptick in influenza B cases even as influenza A cases have ticked downward.

According to the CDC, for the week ending January 27, the proportion of people seeing their health care provider for influenza-like illness was 7.1 percent, which is above the national baseline of 2.2 percent and is the highest ILI percentage recorded since the 2009 pandemic. There have been no supply shortages reported. She retired past year and didn't get a flu shot figuring she was no longer around sick children.

For the week ending Saturday, Jan. 20, the report showed there were 342 visits to 25 reporting providers for "Influenza Like Illnesses", and 2,331 visits to Emergency Departments across the state.

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Pascucilla said it is more important than ever that "we are able to provide residents along the shoreline as many opportunities to receive the flu vaccine". One bright spot is in OR, which is reporting fewer cases of flu and hopefully an indication that influenza cases are on the decline in the West. In the US, said Murti, there have been fewer cases of Influenza B.

Influenza can cause mild to severe illness and sometimes require hospitalization. Infection with the flu virus can cause fever, headache, cough, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing and body aches.

Smith also said that the number of deaths likely will get much higher before the season is over. Of course, Dr. Dhillion performs a rapid flu test and rapid strep test.

CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or other necessities.

Ontario has changed the way it monitors flu this year and is no longer tracking flu-related deaths or hospitalizations.

After touching anything, don't put your hands and/or fingers near your face - especially your mouth and nose. So it's good to know how to prevent it, identify it and treat it.Consumer Reports has some tips to avoid getting sick and remedies to consider if you start feeling sick. So is it too late to keep you or your child from becoming sick? It may prevent those around you from getting sick.

Several campuses throughout the district are providing morning and afternoon announcements regarding flu prevention and the importance of covering coughs and washing hands frequently. Germs spread this way.

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