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CDC Number of Deaths from Flu Virus Rises to 1,800 18AP

CDC Number of Deaths from Flu Virus Rises to 1,800 18AP

This is a welcome change from two years ago, when an intense flu season started picking up speed in November and held a sustained peak into January and February. "Vaccination is safe, effective, and widely available at pharmacies, community health clinics, and most healthcare provider offices".

At least one local case has been fatal, with Douglas County saying today, one person over 65 years old has died.

Influenza A and Influenza B cause the same sort of illness.

If you do get sick, Chantal Porter recommends that you stay home to avoid passing the flu to others, get some rest, drink plenty of fluids and wash your hands frequently to reduce the risk of transmitting influenza to others.

A (H1N1) viruses are the next most common and are increasing in proportion relative to other influenza viruses in some regions.

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The Flu season for the period 2019-20 is now up and running and it has got off to an extremely weird beginning.

The CDC has confirmed 19 pediatric fatalities related to this season's flu viruses. More than 400 Ohioans have been hospitalized so far.

Nearly all of the influenza viruses tested this season are susceptible to the 4 FDA-approved influenza antiviral medications recommended for use in the United States of America this flu season.

"Influenza activity is going up, and we expect it to continue for many more weeks", USNews quoted Lynnette Brammer, leader of the domestic influenza surveillance team at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"The best way to protect yourself is to get immunized", says Porter.

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Everyone over six months of age should get an annual influenza vaccine.

The flu shot's average effectiveness is between 40% and 60%.

The first two deaths among Idaho residents this influenza season have been reported to the Department of Health and Welfare.

Good hand-hygiene can also prevent the spread of the flu.

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