Flu season lands hard on New York and the Southern U.S.

05 January, 2019, 05:58 | Author: Norman Carr
  • First case of flu confirmed in the city

One man is dead from the flu and contributing issues, marking Iowa's first flu-related death of the 2018-2019 influenza season. "Another thing is the vaccine might be a lot more effective this year than last year", Hu said.

According to the CDC, flu activity is high in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Virginia.

"We know right now we are going up, we just don't know when it will start coming back down", she said in a telephone interview.

Kentucky now is reporting 1,457 laboratory-confirmed cases of flu, which is comparable to this time last season's number of cases (1,411).

The CDC urges everyone six months of age and older to get a seasonal flu vaccine. At this time last season, there were 1,411 cases. The main flu strain now circulating is the Influenza A/H1N1.

Widespread indicates more than half of the Commonwealth's regions are reporting increased flu cases or outbreaks. A strain of the H1N1 virus has predominated this season so far, but it's too soon to tell if that will continue for the remainder of the season, state health officials wrote in the update.




"This is different than in previous years where only one influenza B strain was covered in the adult formulation of vaccine. So it can protect them against that later bump if we do have it this year".

"At this point, most flu activity has been driven by illness in school-aged children, and hospitalization rates among children younger than 5 years old (7.7 per 100,000) are now the highest among all age groups".

The flu vaccine is available at many locations throughout the community, including local pharmacies and the offices of health-care providers.

Getting vaccinated won't guarantee that you won't come down with flu, but if you do, your illness will be milder, health experts say.

Once someone gets the flu, antiviral drugs can lessen symptoms and hasten recovery, and reduce complications and hospitalizations. If you do get sick, please stay home until you're much better. She adds that many times the season peaks around January and February, so it is not too late to get the flu shot.

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