This Flu Season Could Be The Worst In 15 Years

This Flu Season Could Be The Worst In 15 Years

This Flu Season Could Be The Worst In 15 Years

This study, conducted in Canada, isn't necessarily representative of the entire Northern Hemisphere that's in the thick of flu season (it hits annually during winter in each hemisphere).

The deputy commissioner spoke with patients and staff of the health center, discussing the importance of getting vaccinated and preventative measures people can take to deter the spread of the virus.

But while some say they will now take advantage of the no cost flu shot.

The CDC said there are several strains of flu making people sick this winter. Even if you get influenza after getting the flu vaccine, the symptoms usually are not as severe and do not last as long.

Last month that the H3N2 virus is the most prominent cause of influenza cases this year - and is a strain of Influenza A that tends to cause more serious illness.

It has proven a challenge to the vaccine. Inside of American Family Care, you have to wear a mask just to go inside and this isn't surprising as we are knee deep in the worst flu season doctors haave seen in years.

Nine people died of the flu in Allegheny County during the 2016-17 season - which generally begins in October and peaks between December and March, state and county health data show.

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High levels of flu-like illness are being reported in 42 states and hospitalizations for flu continue to rise across the country. If you are sick, seek care from your healthcare provider early. "But again, also people coughing and sneezing and not covering their cough", said Dr. Hawkinson. Cornell joined Sandra Hill, executive director and CEO of the health center, in spreading the message.

They are conducting their next flu shot clinic this Saturday, February 10, from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m., at the North Branford fire department EMS Headquarters, at 1315 Middletown Avenue in Northford.

Doctors suggest seeing a physician if you start having any of the flu symptoms including: headaches, body aches and/or fever.

The flu shot contains a dead virus. These prescription medications are different than antibiotics, which treat bacterial infections and don't work against the flu virus. There are multiple makers of flu vaccine. People can have the respiratory symptoms without a fever.

"I wash my hands at every chance I get!", says Ryan McCann, senior at Wake Tech Community College.

"During this time of widespread flu activity, we want to remind people to avoid contact with others if you have influenza or an influenza-like illness", Dr. Jeffrey D. Howard, the acting Department for Public Health commissioner, wrote in a news release. "And also for the type of people who could get sick from the flu, especially your little kids, your elderly population, also pregnant women should be getting the flu vaccine", says McDaniel.

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