Flu Season is Getting Worse

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Symptoms are similar to normal flu, but they tend to be more severe and last longer.

In a recent development, health officials announced that the CDC's flu surveillance program would continue despite the shutdown.

The report also shows that in weeks 50, 2017 to week 2 of 2018, statistically significant excess mortality from all causes is now being observed in over 65s in England.

The big influenza labs at the CDC don't just look at he giant epidemic of seasonal flu, but for new viruses that have yet to be studied. People who work in medical centers, hospitals, and doctor's offices are naturally at the highest risk of getting the flu and the common head cold as well.

The flu is now widespread over the entire continental United States, which is unusual.

Deb Minor, Yates County's public health director, said the county saw its first confirmed case on December 13 but since Christmas has seen a substantial increase, with 31 cases of influenza A and six of influenza B.

The results unveiled that several flu patients routinely shed infectious virus into aerosol particles create a risk for airborne transmission.

Byrne added that the flu shot provides coverage from other strains.

In California, which is among the hardest-hit states, the virus struck surprisingly early this season. "When we say the flu, we are referring to the influenza virus, an illness from the influenza virus".

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"They are most effective if given within 48 hours of onset of symptoms, but can be beneficial when given up to five days after onset", Beer said. Vaccines made to protect against this strain of the virus have also shown less effectiveness in past years.

In Livingston County, the number of lab-confirmed flu cases have about doubled in the past week to more than 70 lab-confirmed cases of the flu since October 1, 2017. In the US, annual flu shots are recommended for everyone age 6 months or older. Some people with the flu may also experience diarrhea and vomiting.

It can cause a miserable but relatively mild illness in many people, but more severe illness in others.

What can you do to protect yourself - and others?

This year's flu season in the United States has gotten a whole lot worse.

If you get the flu, antiviral drugs prescribed by your doctor can be used to treat your illness.

The flu is spread through droplets made when people with the flu cough, sneeze or talk and are then inhaled by another person according to the CDC. "In terms of providing our flu clinics and getting information out to people and tracking the things we track here in the state", Dr. Harris said.

If these droplets land in your nose or mouth, or are inhaled, you can be infected. Of course, you already wash your hands and carry hand sanitizer, but you should be extra vigilant this year.

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