Is it too late to protect your child?

CDC - 53 Children Dead in Worst Flu in Recent Years

According to the CDC, doctors make up the flu vaccine every year and base the effectiveness on what influenza strains might be the most common during that flu season.

He said the A strains, especially the H3N2, are generally more aggressive and more severe.

The number of confirmed cases represent the highest number of flu cases in Livingston County since 2009 - the year of the H1N1 virus - when there were 249 confirmed cases of the flu. "The most effective way to protect yourself and your loved ones from the flu is by getting a flu vaccination". So even though your rapid flu test may be negative, pay attention to your symptoms and get plenty of rest, drink plenty of fluids, and stay home. "To them, the flu is the flu and obviously that's not the case but I think a lot of people have that belief".

UC Santa Barbara Student Health diagnosed 28 students with the flu and 84 with an influenza-like illness between October 1, 2017 and February 1, 2018.

The latest numbers from the Middlesex-London Health Unit show that between January 21 and 27, five people died of flu-related complications. They said this is going down as one of the more aggressive flu seasons in recent history for the University of Kansas Health System.

The U.S. flu vaccines are reviewed annually and updated to match the circulating flu viruses.

The majority of cases have involved the H3N2 strain, which is more resistant to the flu vaccine and tends to lead to more hospitalizations and deaths.

"All of the different types of influenza are causing these deaths", said Dan Jernigan, director of the influenza division at the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.

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Most physicians agree it's not too late to get the flu shot.

Upchurch said missing class was disgusting, and it took him three days to recover.

People who are sick with the flu can spread the virus to others up to about 6 feet away.

That also helps prevent the spread of the virus because some people infected with the Flu can go weeks without showing symptoms, meaning they can spread the virus before they even know they have it.

Dr. Jennifer Russell, acting chief medical officer of health, said it's not unusual for the efficacy of the flu vaccine to vary year to year.

Russell also recommends regular hand washing to avoid catching the flu.

"Last year, we dispensed 120 flu shots", Acampora said. See your doctor if your flu symptoms improve but then fever returns and your cough worsens, or if you experience difficulty breathing, pain in the chest or abdomen, and severe or persistent vomiting.

"This would mean fewer missed class days, fewer missed exercise days, fewer missed socializing days, and more healthcare resources available to tend to other ill or injured students", he said in an email.

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