Georgia has highest level of flu activity in U.S — CDC

Georgia has highest level of flu activity in U.S — CDC

Georgia has highest level of flu activity in U.S — CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 80,000 people died nationally, including 180 children, during last year's flu season.

ME had 510 confirmed influenza cases through January 5 - the latest figures available - down from 768 during the same time period in 2017-18.

Peak flu season is starting now, and doctors say to get ready for a potentially extended season.

The South-West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) has maintained that all procedures were followed in the treatment of a patient at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the San Fernando General Hospital, who died from swine flu.

While H1N1 was the dominant flu strain last season, this one has already been far worse.

Generally, once positivity rates start rising, they keep rising until flu season begins to taper off in the spring.

In 2009, Ontario was hit with a strain of swine flu commonly known as H1N1.

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According to data compiled by Public Health Nursing at Richland Public Health, flu season has arrived in Richland County.

Even those who experience all the symptoms might still be unsure whether they experienced the flu or whether what they came down with was something else entirely with similar symptoms. With a little commitment to these health techniques and vaccination, we can prevent and treat this public health problem. It has roughly the same level of effectiveness as Tamiflu, but it also seems to reduce shedding of the virus, or the amount of virus you put out that can infect other people.

In contrast, H1N1 tends to target children and younger adults more than seniors - and flu-trackers like Skowronski say this season is no exception.

FLU-v is a synthetic universal flu vaccine candidate offering long-lasting protection across a broad spectrum of influenza which could be given to a much broader population. To shorten wait times, you can also schedule a flu shot at a time convenient for you by calling 419-774-4700.

Many people also don't realize how serious the effects can be.

Influenza symptoms can include fever, headache, muscle pain, runny nose, sore throat, extreme tiredness, and cough.

Although most people who get the flu recover within a few days or a couple of weeks, some can develop pneumonia and life-threatening complications. "Prescription flu medicine started early can shorten the duration of symptoms", Dr. Jeffrey Klausner, a professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), told Healthline.

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