Flu Season in Full Swing in Pennsylvania

Kenny Tucker
January 5, 2019

Officials say that as of December 22, there were 461 laboratory-confirmed flu cases in DE, more than double the 225 laboratory-confirmed cases reported at this time a year ago.

The IDPH does not know whether the man who died had been vaccinated against the flu. "When you have a lot more people get sick, you have more people who are hospitalized and more people who die".

Although The Virginia Department of Health says there have been widespread cases of influenza in the state, a lot of places here in Hampton Roads have yet to see the illness show up in full swing.

Public health officials are urging residents who have not yet gotten a flu shot to do so after the first case of influenza A has been confirmed by laboratory test in the community.

Hu did not know how numerous people who died or were hospitalized had been vaccinated against the flu.

The Health Service Executive has warned that the virulent H1N1 flu strain - also known as swine flu - is in Ireland and could become a potentially serious public health issue. Last year's season was thought to have been particularly rough.

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The flu is circulating in north Iowa.

"I can see in the data I have available that it is beginning to rise that it nearly certainly will go above a threshold that we have got that says it is flu season".

Flu vaccinations aren't ideal but will reduce your chances of becoming ill.

Health experts say when it comes to the flu, there are major symptoms to be on the look out for - especially ones that appear suddenly and severely. Still, most Albertans don't get vaccinated.

Previous seasons saw fewer cases: under 4,500 cases in 2016-17 and more than 5,300 in 2015-16.

Even though the flu season is underway, there are still potentially several months of the season left, and it's not too late to get a flu shot. "Getting the flu vaccine is the most important thing you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones from getting influenza". The agency gets statistics early in the new year, Hu said. Fatigue, body aches are also commonly associated with the illness.

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