Saturday, 19 January, 2019

Clark County close to active flu season

As flu outbreak numbers rise, the HSE says it's not too late to get your vaccine Flu activity begins to spike across country
Ben Pena | 10 January, 2019, 19:39

And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the national influenza positivity rate at 13.7 percent for the last week of 2018, while Washington reported 7.1 percent for the same week.

There have been 6 deaths this season likely directly linked to flu.

He said children were not among the flu fatalities so far and they also do not include any pregnant women.

"We're really just now getting into our flu season", said Dr. Michelle Murti of Public Health Ontario, noting that the proportion of tests on people with respiratory bugs that came back positive for influenza had doubled to 16 per cent in the week ending December 29, compared to eight per cent the week before.

It is expected to peak in about 8-12 weeks.

So far this season, 151 patients have been admitted to hospital with influenza.Most of these cases involved children and people over 65 years.

‘Gully Boy’ trailer: Ranveer Singh raps for his time to arrive
Kalki Koechlin, who is also a key part of the film, is one strong actor and she never fails to impress us with her acting prowess. Both of them are special to me. "I was born to do Gully Boy and I knew only I can pull off this character", he said.

To help prevent the flu in yourself and others, it's best to wash and disinfect your hands, cover your mouth if you sneeze or cough and stay home if you're ill, especially if you have a fever, the New Jersey Department of Health advises.

Another Saskatchewan life has been lost due to influenza, bringing the province's total number of flu-related deaths to six since September 1, 2018.

State health officials have confirmed the first death of a New Jersey child associated with the flu this season.

The swine flu is the main strain of virus circulating. The more people who are vaccinated, the less likely the virus is to spread - protecting those who are most vulnerable, including babies, older adults, and people with compromised immune systems.

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. County health officials just learned of the death late last week. It also misstated the percentage of children that make up B.C.'s population.

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