Department of Health Urges Flu Shots as Influenza on the Rise

Health Department reports first flu-related death of the season in El Paso

In addition, ADH also reported six influenza-related deaths in the state so far this season.

"Please do not visit hospitalized patients if you are not feeling well, particularly if you have had flu-like symptoms during the past seven days", OSF HealthCare said in a statement. The CDC recommends annual influenza vaccinations for everyone age 6 months or older.

Montana's flu season lasts from October through May and typically peaks in January.

According to a news release, there have been almost 200 new cases and 40 hospitalizations over the past two weeks.

Last year, the US flu vaccine was about 42 percent effective.

Dr. John Cannell, founder of the Vitamin D Council, introduced the idea that a deficiency of the vitamin could be an underlaying cause of influenza. The weekly FluView report for week 49 ending December 9, 2017, adds California, Wisconsin, Missouri, Ohio, New York, and CT to the list of states seeing widespread flu.

The health department is encouraging residents to call the city's 2-1-1 number to find a flu-vaccine provider.

Still, some people feel bad after a flu shot.

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Officials say flu vaccine helps prevent infection for individuals who receive it and helps keeps others healthy by making it harder for the virus to spread.

Symptoms of influenza can include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue.

Shots take about two weeks to take full effect.

The flu can be spread from person to person when an infected person talks, sneezes or coughs.

"That's about average for us here, but with number of cases going up in OH, we expect to see those trends pick up in Sandusky County", Brown said.

"They've had it since, like, three months ago", Perez said. Also, experts suggest getting the flu shot.

As always, a flu shot is the best way to ward off a debilitating and potentially deadly bout of the illness, but media reports claiming that this year's vaccine is only 10 percent effective may have prompted some to avoid the flu shot altogether.

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