Flu season marches on with another 2,000 new cases reported

Elderly hospital patient

Elderly hospital patient

She says getting a vaccine is the best protection against the flu.

"The vaccine will protect children against the flu virus, but if they do not get the flu shot and they are infected, there will be no cure".

Health Minister Greg Hunt announced an extra 400,000 shots, which have been ordered from manufacturer Sanofi and will be made available in the coming weeks.

Plummeting temperatures have resulted in 1,843 flu cases across the Australian state in the week ending May 26 alone, as well as 43 deaths from the illness.

The number of flu cases in Ward County and North Dakota picked up in November, and health officials are encouraging residents to get vaccinated before the holidays.

You should talk to your doctor before the influenza season starts to discuss options on how to receive antiviral medication shortly after onset of flu symptoms.

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So far this season, influenza B Victoria is the most common strain of flu being seen. Even within the USA, there can be regional differences. The 2018-2019 season had an overall severity rating of "moderate", according to the CDC. Walgreens launched the project six flu seasons ago, but this is the first time the public can compare flu activity data with previous seasons. It wasn't until December of 2017 when flu activity ramped up.

Last week the number was 16.

This after the Ministry noted that 24 people have died so far this year.

"Getting vaccinated isn't just about keeping you healthy; it is also about helping to protect others around you who may be at risk of becoming very sick, such asbabies, older adults, and pregnant women", he said. Thank you for supporting real journalism.

Four regions in Texas show up on the list of the top 10 areas with the highest flu activity, according to the new index: Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen, Laredo, Waco-Temple-Bryan, and Tyler-Longview.

Each year, 5% to 20% of the US population gets the flu. Nearly half of the demographic consulted a doctor, while 70, 000 - 84, 000 individuals have been admitted into the hospitals for influenza related infections.

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