Million People Have Already Been Sick With the Flu Says CDC

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The number of flu illnesses and hospitalizations can vary widely each year depending on many factors, including the types of viruses circulating, how early the season starts, how well the flu vaccine works to prevent the illness and how many people get vaccinated.

Like the three previous deaths, the department said the latest victim was over the age of 50.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is estimating some 6,150,000 - 7,280,000 influenza cases in the 2018-2019 flu season as of January 5.

In South Carolina, health officials have reported widespread activity for two consecutive weeks.

As of now, there have been a total of 893 flu-associated hospitalizations in OH this flu season, which runs from October 2018 to May 2019.

As the virus spreads across the state and the country, experts like Dr. Spencer Durham, assistant clinical professor and infectious disease specialist in the Auburn's Harrison School of Pharmacy, say there is still plenty of time to get protected with a flu shot.

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Flu season is in full swing in the Hudson Valley, with dozens of reported cases now being treated by doctors in the area.

"Severe flu outcomes are a somber reminder of how serious flu can be, even for otherwise healthy people".

"Swine flu, also known as H1N1 virus is a contagious viral infection of the respiratory tract that spreads from person to person through the inhalation of respiratory droplets".

The U.S. saw one of the worst flu outbreaks in almost a decade during the 2017-2018 season, with more than 900,000 cases of hospitalizations and over 80,000 deaths, the CDC estimates.

Women with the flu who weren't hospitalized or were hospitalized but not admitted to the intensive care unit didn't have significantly higher risks for any of the complications studied, the researchers said. If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. Flu usually takes off after Christmas and peaks around February.

But making the flu vaccine mandatory is complicated, Murti said.

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