Flu season peaking early in IL

Flu season peaking early in IL

95 percent of the cases are the Influenza Type A virus, and the flu is always more severe in years where the Type A flu is circulating the most.

The map indicates a gradient of no reports (blue) to "very high reports" (red) of all types of flu as reported by users. Influenza B can also affect seniors and is the strain that most often infects children.

State health officials recommend Delawareans to get a flu shot as soon as possible.

The State Department of Health says 25 flu-related deaths had been recorded statewide by December 30 during the current flu season. At this time past year, it was just 12.

There have been 7,978 cases of influenza reported this season, with 2,453 reported the last week of December 2017. This year's numbers are nearly identical to three years ago, in the 2014-2015 season - both years surpassed what was seen last year, 2016-2017. About 4.5 million people are believed to be infected with the flu over the past week, according to the online tool FluSurvey.

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Pharmacies throughout the West Coast are reporting inadequate supplies of Tamiflu, an antiviral medication considered among the most effective in reducing severe flu symptoms. A hospital system in Dallas is at critical capacity, and is rerouting non-emergency ambulance patients. They must be continued for a full five-day course, and even then, are expected to reduce the duration of symptoms only by a day or two but to lower the severity of symptoms and the risk of complications or hospitalization. "The Northridge quake [of 1994] was the last time we saw over 200 patients", Dr.

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"We get exposed to a lot of different viruses and bacteria, whether you were sick or getting exposed it is always a good idea to use the water and soap and wash your hands regularly or use the alcohol gel that will help eradicate infection or prevention".

Dr. Randy Bergen, clinical lead of the flu vaccine program for Kaiser Permanente in Northern California, spoke to the Times of the perilous character of the recent outbreak. San Diego County, with 7,314 confirmed cases, has had more than eight times the number seen this time previous year. Those patients truly need emergency care.

For more information about the flu, visit the CDC or county health websites.

As hospitals and emergency services are overcrowded with patents due to the outbreak of disease, health insurance company profits are increasing at high levels.

"Even though it's not ideal, it's still the best protection we have". "It does seem to be older adults, but we have seen it in younger adults also".

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