There have been 11,683 laboratory confirmed influenza cases reported to the state Department of Health, and 2,221 residents hospitalized due to flu. Any patients suffering a fever above 100° Fahrenheit and with a cough and/or sore throat are for both influenza and pneumonia. But the epidemic is accelerating.
The 2017-18 influenza season is in full swing, and the California Department of Public Health has issued a Severe Influenza Advisory.
The Ontario government opened surge beds in hospitals ahead of the flu season to help already crowded hospitals cope with an anticipated influx of patients during flu and viral season. In the US, said Murti, there have been fewer cases of Influenza B.
If you get influenza, take the medication prescribed by your medical provider completely. Now this year, the number is more than 10 percent. Although people with the flu are most contagious in the first 3-4 days after their illness begins, some otherwise healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick.
Some researchers say part of the problem may be that most flu vaccine is made by growing viruses in chicken eggs; the viruses can mutate in the eggs, making the vaccine less effective in people.
"Tragically, the influenza virus has claimed the lives of 100 Kentuckians so far this season", said Dr. Jeffrey D. Howard, acting Department for Public Health Commissioner. "Despite vaccination being a third as effective compared to prior years, and taking two weeks before it is effective, the CDPH website states it is ". "For more information about where to get vaccinated, New Yorkers can call 311, visit nyc.gov/flu, or text "flu" to 877877".
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While it is still possible to catch the flu if a person receives the flu vaccine, Javanbakht said those who are vaccinated and fall ill tend to be ill for a shorter amount of time and experience less extreme symptoms.
"January and February are when we get the most reported cases of Influenza A and B", Hanes said.
She explained, "Many people think at this point of the season it isn't worth it anymore but we will see influenza for a number of weeks longer".
The TCPH and health center follow the same guidelines as the Center for Disease Control in advising what precautions to take when contracting the flu.
"Proper hand washing is the best technique for keeping flu from spreading", Webster said. For children, according to Fisher, the flu shot doesn't work on children under 6 months.
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.