Two children die from the flu in Wichita

6 things you can do right now to help prevent the flu

6 things you can do right now to help prevent the flu

Even though the flu season runs through May, Fischer says the number of hospital admissions due to the flu has almost quadrupled over the entire previous season.

In all, numbers this week from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment show our state has had 97 Flu-related deaths since September 1st. Of the four flu deaths in DE this season, two have been Sussex County residents and two have been New Castle County residents.

While hospitalizations are hitting the elderly particularly hard, infants and children have been most heavily affected by the recent surge in DE flu cases in general.

On Friday, Dr Dan Jernigan, director of the CDC's Influenza Division, said that this is an unusual pattern for the flu as health officials expected activity to have already reached its peak at this time - but it continues to get worse.

In contrast, women who had a flu shot and participated in two or more social groups reported no additional influenza risk, as compared with females with no social participation.

The CDC's summary also reports that 17 children have died from the flu in this latest reporting period, but noted that one fatality took place in the 2015-16 reporting period.

Among the children lost this flu season is 15-year-old Kira Molina of Georgia, who passed away on January 30.

The flu strain circulating in ME this year is still predominantly A H3N2, one of the most virulent strains, especially for seniors.

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Medical professionals do say that those who have had sever allergic reactions to the flu shot in the past should not get it again, however. Only one state - OR - reported an easing of flu from the week before.

However, influenza is not always listed as a cause on a death certificate.

"We kind of had the flawless storm this year".

"The kids who actually did receive the flu vaccine this year are a lot less sick than those who did not get the vaccine at all". When those of high school age are added in, the overall number of school-age children affected by the flu this season rises to 400. Since the virus itself changes during the process, the vaccine may become ineffective.

One out of 14 doctors visits, a patient is complaining of flu symptoms, the highest amount in nearly a decade. Those who get the flu after getting a flu shot would have gotten the flu anyway, and the flu shot might have reduced symptoms of that flu.

Flu symptoms include: cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, fever, chills and body aches. Symptoms start one to four days after the virus enters the body.

"We also recommend that you just stay home, except to go to the doctor, just stay home".

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