Saturday, 19 January, 2019

Oklahomans have died from the flu this season, health department says

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In addition, there have been 923 influenza-related hospitalization and one pediatric death associated with the flu.

The flue is a contagious respiratory disease caused by different strains of the influenza virus.

State Epidemiologist Alexia Harrist says almost everybody age 6 months or older should get a seasonal flu shot.

"As flu infections increase across the state, it is important to get vaccinated if you haven't already received the flu vaccine this season", NMDOH Secretary Lynn Gallagher said.

Two Michigan children died a year ago from flu-related complications. About 80,000 people died of the flu during the 2017-18 flu season. Nationally, there have been six influenza-associated pediatric deaths reported during the 2018-2019 flu season.

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So far this flu season, there have been 3,283 laboratory-confirmed cases of the flu in New York, including 43 counties and all five boroughs of New York City.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported Influenza activity in the United States is increasing, as of December 15, 2018.

People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions like asthma, diabetes, and lung or heart disease and those who are immuno-suppressed. More than 79,000 deaths were attributed to the flu, 185 of which were children.

Many people think the vaccine won't prevent flu, he said. An interactive map for help finding a provider near you that vaccinates uninsured adults can be found on the Vaccines for Adults without Insurance Site Finder.

Last year's flu season also really didn't peak until January-February, and even extended into March, so it's not too late to get the shot. "It takes approximately two weeks for the protection provided by vaccination to begin", the CDC said.

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