February 21, 2018

Feeling Sick? Here Are The Most Common Cold And Flu Symptoms

07 February 2018, 07:41 | Katie Chavez

Source WGCL

Source WGCL

A flu-season graph on the state Department of Health website depicting week-to-week numbers of new cases in Pennsylvania rises like a cliff.

"This season continues to surprise us", Dr. Dirk Haselow with the Arkansas Department of Health said.

According to Williamson County reports, flu activity is moderate in the area.

The Health District is reiterating, the best thing you can do to protect yourself and your family is to get a flu shot.

More than 500 lab-confirmed cases of the flu have been reported in Oswego County this year.

According to Wheeler, this year's vaccine is proving to be less effective against the dominant strain H3N2, which causes more severe illness than other types. Jared Brumbaugh reports on how local hospitals are impacted by a virulent strain of influenza called H3N2, and why it's being blamed for a more deadly season.

"It's a pretty severe influenza season, probably the worst in 10 years", said Dr. Tom Safranek, Nebraska's state epidemiologist.

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Nationally, 7.1 percent of visits to doctor's offices for the week ending January 27 were for what's known as flu-like symptoms.

Visitors exhibiting flu symptoms - including fever, runny nose, cough or sore throat - are not permitted to visit patients in any UM Shore Regional Health facility.

At least two children have died from the flu in Wichita during the 2017-18 flu season. "One of the worldwide pandemics of the flu".

The first person died just a few weeks earlier and was identified as a 61-year-old woman. The state Health Department's county offices also offer the shots at no charge to the uninsured.

Communities across Washington also are feeling the effects of a tough flu season. The strain of influenza can lead to pneumonia or other fatal complications in people with weakened or developing immune systems.

Pascucilla said it is more important than ever that "we are able to provide residents along the shoreline as many opportunities to receive the flu vaccine". There are diagnostic tests available that can help determine if the flu is the cause of illness.

These two diseases are spread by having direct contact with people infected with the viruses, by coughing, sneezing or even touching a surface that the infected person touched before since the infections remain alive for extended periods.

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