OR physicians urge flu patients to call first due to overcrowding

OR physicians urge flu patients to call first due to overcrowding

Fever or chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, fatigue and vomiting and diarrhea, which is more common in young children than adults.

In the 2016-2017 flu season there were 56 deaths attributed to influenza in Montana.

The peak of flu season typically lasts until March, so it's not too late to get a flu shot, doctors say. Flu vaccinations are still available at most healthcare providers' offices and retail pharmacies.

"We strive to ensure every person in Travis County has access to quality health care, no matter where they live, how much money they make, or where they're from", said Mike Geeslin, President and CEO of Central Health.

As of Friday, the DPH said there have been 15 flu-associated deaths so far this season in people over the age of 65.

Kyler Baughman, a seemingly healthy 21-year-old man from Latrobe, died of flu-related complications December 28.

That being said, the flu shot also protects against H1N1 and influenza B, which are circulating this year and tend to have a higher vaccine effectiveness than H3N2, Brammer says.

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The prominent strain in this year's flu season was H3N2.

Dallas County revealed little about the victims other than their ages and that they all had high-risk health conditions and that they died after complications from the seasonal flu.

State health officials say widespread flu cases are being reported in Alabama, but the illness hasn't reached the level of a pandemic.

The DPH said there's be a steep increase in the number of hospitalizations.

Officials say the predominant flu strain this season is AH3N2, and it can cause serious illnesses, hospitalization, and even death. While reports earlier this season cautioned that the vaccine may only be 10 percent effective - as happened in Australia - Jernigan said the estimates for this year are likely in the 30 percent range. This should include avoiding going to work, school and other public places while ill, and limiting visits to people in nursing homes or hospitals. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.

· Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds.

Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.

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