WI child dies of flu; hundreds hospitalized in state

Wisconsin Department of Health Services announces 1st pediatric flu death of 2019-20 season

Wisconsin Department of Health Services announces 1st pediatric flu death of 2019-20 season

Notably, approximately one-third of all laboratory-confirmed flu cases across the country involve influenza A, with the remainder being type B. Historically, type B influenza virus has not caused large pandemics. It also affects younger people more than the elderly.

"The flu season started at the start of this year and has taken off aggressively", said Dr. William Schaffner, medical director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases.

"We are now in peak flu season and flu season doesn't end until the end of spring, so there's plenty of time to get the flu shot, ' she said".

And recently, Gallatin County has seen more cases of the flu than any other county in the state.

Last week, 34 states reported high activity. The pediatric deaths follow the department's report earlier this week that two adult flu-related adult deaths in people over 65 years have been reported in Douglas County.

"We're certainly seeing plenty of disease associated with it", he said.

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Officials say children in Shiawassee and Wayne counties have died after getting the flu.

Skowronski says what's unusual so far this season is that influenza B - a strain that tends to be milder than Type A - is circulating more widely.

"It's certainly time to be aware of the flu", he said.

"Flu is a serious illness", Madoff said. We attribute up to 50,000 deaths a year to influenza in the USA, so it's not 'just the flu.' It really is a serious illness, and it causes complications particularly in those who are elderly, are very young, or have other medical conditions.

She implores people to get their flu shots, as it can either prevent the flu or mitigate symptoms.

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