Six people have died from flu in the past ten days as hospitals reported a 13.5 per cent rise in the number of patients compared with previous year.
People at high risk of serious flu complications, including young children; pregnant women; people with chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes or heart and lung disease; people 65 years and older; and people who are immunocompromised should seek health care advice early on if they experience flu-like symptoms.
According to data compiled by Public Health Nursing at Richland Public Health, flu season has arrived in Richland County.
The Kane County Health Department and the Kane County coroner's office said this week that the child died December 21 at Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora. You are less likely to get the flu if the people around you don't have it.
Those with flu symptoms are advised to visit their primary care doctor, a Lee Health Convenient Care, walk-in or urgent care center.
Despite a rough year for younger patients suffering from the flu, the BC CDC says that the worst has already passed.
Flu activity is on the rise across the USA, the CDC reports, and New York City is experiencing high increases. Vaccination has been shown to have many benefits including reducing the risk of flu illnesses, hospitalizations and even the risk of flu-related death in children.
However one doctor at St. Francis Hospital said there are actually fewer cases than past year. We still need to do more research to determine if it's actually helping prevent transmission of the flu from one person to another.
Price said flu season normally starts around October or November and can last until March or April.
Twelve-year-old Quinton Kequahtooway, for example, is very lucky to be alive.
More Mainers are dying from the flu.
Flu symptoms can include fever or chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headache and tiredness.
At least four children in IL died from the flu a year ago. Do you have a sense of how effective this year's flu vaccine will be?
"There's no ifs or ands about it because we don't want to go through this again", Wesley Kequahtooway said.
It also found there have only been 11 flu outbreaks in long-term care facilities this season compared to 61 in 2017-18 and 93 in 2016-17.
FLU-v is a broad spectrum influenza vaccine that targets regions in the influenza virus that are conserved among many different influenza strains.