Health officials say flu death toll in state is 22

Nurse Eileen Colquhoun Dougherty handles an influenza vaccine

Armellino said she is strongly recommending the vaccine for those who have not yet gotten it.

There were four deaths statewide during the same weekly period in 2017, but 14 total deaths through January 14, 2017.

Or maybe it means that if 100 people didn't get the flu shot, only 10 would have been protected by natural immunity. The recording period ends in May.

A growing number of flu cases, including a wave of illness across Walker County, across the state has prompted Gov. Kay Ivey to declare a "State Public Health Emergency".

Australia was hit with an unusually bad flu season, with far more illnesses and deaths than average.

Flu vaccines have been less effective in fighting H3N2 than other influenza flu viruses, making this particular strain more hard to contain. "We call that an antigenic drift".

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That last fact has had many people wondering if they should still get a flu shot.

Andrew Wagg, administrator at Living Center West in Cedar Rapids, says one patient out of 80 has been diagnosed with Influenza.

Shelly Harkins says that people should take any precaution they can to prevent the spread of the flu. They don't have enough beds, and some are being treated in hallways.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday that flu is now widespread in every state except Hawaii. Data agrees with Dr. Schaffner's assertion, as the current season's flu activity is nearing epidemic proportions.

This calendar year's flu season was dominated by the way of an especially unpleasant bug, and overall health officers say it's already attained almost every corner of the nation.

Global flu surveillance protects all nations, including U.S.

Already, 26 people died from the flu in North Carolina.

Professor Paul Cosford, Medical Director at Public Health England, told the broadcaster: "As we would expect at this time of year, flu levels have increased this week".

By comparison, in the 2014-15 flu season, the total number of flu-related hospitalizations was 350, 65 of whom were admitted to intensive care.

Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing to help prevent the spread of the flu.

Through Jan. 6, ME had reported 768 cases of people who had tested positive for flu, nearly all for H3N2, a virulent strain of influenza A more likely to result in hospitalization.

People that are anxious they may have the condition are advised to stay away from GP surgeries, as they could spread the virus further.

Flu symptoms come on very quickly and can include: A sudden fever - a temperature of 38C or above Aching body Feeling tired or exhausted Dry, chesty cough Sore throat Headache Difficulty sleeping Loss of appetite Diarrhoea or tummy pain Nausea and being sick What are the different types of flu at the moment?

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