Compared to the same time a year ago, influenza-like illness (ILI) activity is twice as great, with the current flu season not yet reaching its peak. The vaccine is a mixture of different strains of the flu that periodically change to cover what's prevalent and administered in a shot.
In two of California'smost populous counties, Riverside and San Bernardino, hospitals are so packed with flu patients that ambulance vehicles are not able to immediately unload patients.
The number of flu related deaths has risen in New Mexico to six, and flu related hospitalizations, especially among residents age 65 and older have been steadily increasing since the beginning of the flu season in October.
Local emergency rooms are reporting an increase in patients with flu-like illness.
"107 children died from influenza previous year", said Dr. McGee.
For those at high risk of serious flu complications, getting vaccinated is especially important. During the 2014-2015 H3N2 flu epidemic, 147 pediatric deaths were recorded in the U.S. For a similar period the year before, there were eight deaths.
If you are visiting a patient in the hospital, keep in mind to stop by the nurses' station before entering a patient room.
When used for treatment, antiviral drugs can lessen symptoms and shorten the time you are sick by 1 or 2 days.
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According to the Florida Department of Health, Lee County is not an anomaly: cases are up statewide.
Those who are looking to take preventive measures, Rhoades recommends one medical resource that has not seen any type of shortage and that's the flu shot.
"While strains can still mutate in individual cases and render the vaccine ineffective for some people, the flu vaccine can also help lessen the severity of illness in some of these cases", explains Dr. Robert Citronberg, infectious disease consultant at Advocate Health Care.
"It is late and so do not walk, run".
In year's past, the vaccine was available via nose spray.
Flu vaccine is available in many locations, including doctors' offices, health departments, pharmacies, health centers and travel clinics, as well as at many employers and schools.
"It is lighter in our region, and the good news is that none of our facilities in Richmond have outbreaks", said Tiffany Akins of the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. Anyone can get the flu (even healthy people), and serious problems from influenza can happen at any age. Officials also want people to avoid spreading the flu and to know when it's okay to be cared for at home and when they should get medical care. "Don't go to work and cough and sneeze on other people and number three, wash your hands".
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