4 flu-related deaths in the state, including 1 in Middle Georgia

4 flu-related deaths in the state, including 1 in Middle Georgia

4 flu-related deaths in the state, including 1 in Middle Georgia

The department notes there were no influenza outbreaks reported in Newfoundland and Labrador so far during this flu season.

Local medical clinics started seeing the increase during the holiday season.

"We're seeing a sharp spike with all the kids that were out of school for the holidays, now they're back in school", said Jones.

To monitor circulating flu viruses through the year, the DPH uses multiple surveillance systems to gain preliminary insight into the spread of influenza across the state.

She and Lesteberg said most patients have been sick with the A strain of influenza, which tends to be more severe than the B strain.

"In the midst of a troubling increase in flu hospitalizations, I strongly urge all CT residents to keep in mind to get their flu shot", said Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in a statement Friday.

The health district is holding the two clinics in response to the increased flu activity.

"We are definitely seeing more admissions because of the flu, but it's a little early to give a verdict on the vaccine", said Dr. Adhi Sharma, chief medical officer of South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside.

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The Georgia Department of Public Health has reported 4 flu-related deaths in the state this flu season, one of those in Middle Georgia.

While there have been reports the vaccine has been less effective than normal this year, Chambers said it can still help even if the vaccine was designed for a different strain.

Kris Ehresmann, director of infectious disease with the Minnesota Department of Health, called the rumors "misleading". "Stay at home if they have the flu or flu-like symptoms and to avoid contact with others".

And just as she and her colleagues at Stony Brook are seeing an increase in H3N2 cases of the flu, experts elsewhere on Long Island are seeing a rise in the number of infections attributed to that strain. Vaccination is especially important for anyone who falls into a higher-risk group: older adults, infants and very young children, pregnant women and anyone with a chronic health condition such as diabetes or asthma.

Not everyone that gets the flu visits their medical provider, and not everyone who does is laboratory tested for the flu. "We know that's one of the best ways to prevent and help lessen the effects of influenza", Lesteberg said.

Family Practice Medical Center has used up nearly all its vaccine supply but has some pediatric doses available for children under the age of 3, she said.

"Really, the key is if you're sick, stay home", Zondervan said. "But if your body is telling you to rest, you should probably do that".

"Influenza is not the common cold, it's the fever, the headache, the muscle ache, cough". Day said Friday the most recent total he had for influenza cases in Kentucky ran through December 30, when 1,411 cases were confirmed.

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