Department of Health reports indicate 'mild' influenza activity in NCFL

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Based on the new statistics provided by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday, at least 2,900 have died this year.

Wisconsin had been in the low flu category but the CDC made the change Thursday. These remedies can help you recover quicker, and can potentially prevent you from being hospitalized with flu complications.

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Influenza and flu-like symptoms were contributing to more visits to Indianapolis-area emergency rooms than at any point during the past decade, officials said. "Even if we are at peak, we still have half the flu season to go". The state Department of Health reports an eighth death due to influenza.

The number of flu cases rose from 747 December 15-21 to 1,390 last week, an increase of 643 cases.

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According to health officials, "in CT, the Department of Public Health uses multiple systems to monitor circulating influenza viruses". Flu activity for each county is available on the department's web site. The two deaths bring this flu season's death toll to 10.

That's why health officials are urging it's not too late to get a flu shot.

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It's impossible to accurately predict where the flu season is heading, but if it continues on its current trajectory, this year will be one of the worst ever. Since influenza virus can spread easily by coughing or sneezing, it is also important that family members and people in regular contact with high risk individuals get an influenza vaccine. "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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