"It is not too late to get vaccinated", Dr. Eden Wells, chief medical executive for MDHHS said in a statement.
As with the national and statewide trends, Polk County Health officials say we're in the midst of a particularly brutal flu season. During last flu season (2016-2017), the percentage of visits to local emergency departments for flu-like illnesses did not go above 2.3 percent. It is suggested that it is best to take anti-flu shots as a precaution to avoid getting sick entirely, but it is highly recommended that people take shots as opposed to nasal spray flu vaccine.
And Sedgwick County health department director Adrienne Byrne says we haven't peaked yet.
This flu season continues to inflict severe damage in SC. "One of the worldwide pandemics of the flu".
The Tennessee Department of Health reported that seven people have died from the flu in the state.
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"What we're doing right now, due to the increased severity of the flu", Moore said. Symptoms include fever, chills, muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat, headaches, fatigue and coughing.
"It takes about six months to prepare 150 million flu vaccines", said Itskowitz, adding that by the time the virus arrived in the Northern Hemisphere, the virus had mutated and reduced the effectiveness of the vaccine.
Officials of Aurora, Illinois, close a Catholic school, while those of Atlanta, Georgia, and NY recommended citizens to wear masks, to use germicide sprays to clean their hands and to avoid crowdy spaces.
If you do get a cold or the flu, stay away from other people as much as you can to prevent spreading germs to others.
Avoid touching the eyes, nose or mouth.
"People don't understand what a killer flu really is and tend to be lackadaisical about getting vaccinated". For example, clean/disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. A map of where to find the vaccine is online at.