Peak Flu Season Is Coming Up, And Kids Are Especially At Risk

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That year, Clark County didn't enter active flu season until the end of January, and stayed above the 10 percent threshold until spring. Maine has had three flu deaths so far this season, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

"We're definitely seeing the H1N1 virus in both adults and children this year".

To help prevent the flu in yourself and others, it's best to wash and disinfect your hands, cover your mouth if you sneeze or cough and stay home if you're ill, especially if you have a fever, the New Jersey Department of Health advises.

The short answer is no.

But he can tell you it's not too late to get your flu shot.

Previous year was a record number for influenza cases with an increase in the number of severe cases for every age group and is attributed by the CDC to the low rate of vaccinations given.

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"The first report of seasonal influenza cases treated at Pleasant Valley Hospital (PVH) started in early October with an upward trend in December right before Christmas".

People who live with or care for infants should be also be vaccinated. The majority of people who hadn't been vaccinated already, 41 percent of the total sample, said they were not planning to get the shot at all. You may have a little low-grade fever, little achiness a day or two after getting the flu shot. Rates, however, were higher among young children and the elderly (14.5 and 11.9 hospitalizations per 100,000 people, respectively), as these populations are more susceptible to complications of the flu.

The flu season started earlier this year and Saskatchewan's chief medical officer Dr. Saqib Shahab said it has peaked.

Flu symptoms usually come on suddenly instead of slowly developing and are characterized by chills, body aches, fatigue and a headache.

Many people also don't realize how serious the effects can be. "We're so used to the flu that we really underestimate it", Morse said. The return of the quadrivalent vaccine (LAIV4) by The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the CDC is expected to enlarge and improve protection and coverage.

In this area, Pennsylvania has more than 6,400 positive flu cases, New Jersey has 439 and DE has 461. So far, the current vaccine appears to have worked well in that region and is performing better than last year's vaccine.

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