Smith said the flu vaccine is still the best way to protect against infection despite being less effective against H3N2.
A total of 518 flu-associated hospitalizations were reported by 49 hospitals this season, with in the past week.
"Flu is incredibly complex and hard to predict and this season is a somber reminder of why flu is one of the world's greatest public health challenges, said Dr. Anne Schuchat, the principle deputy director at the CDC, in a teleconference briefing".
During the last week of January, the Nashville - Murfreesboro region had a higher number of flu cases than the rest of the Volunteer State.
With more than 5,000 cases of flu reported last week alone, MI has so far recorded 18,358 cases of influenza in the first five weeks of 2018, Gongwer News Service reported.
Twenty-six flu-related deaths were reported last week in Pennsylvania, bringing the total to 91 for the season.
This flu season has seen elevated activity across the country over the past few weeks, with some of the highest hospitalization rates ever recorded according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
There have been 47,752 cases across Pennsylvania since reporting began October 1. Of those, 1,270 were reported in Horry County, while another 482 were confirmed in Georgetown County.
Additionally, the CDC representatives recommend people who didn't take their flu shots to go as soon as possible to their doctor for taking the vaccine.
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Her mother started crying, which was no surprise. "The nerves will be flying, for sure", Hamlin said. "I slide that's what I do". The coin toss is never anyone's preferred outcome, and it's not like Olympic federations are above accusations of shadiness.
It seems like we've been reporting on the flu season for a while, and we have.
According to the Health & Wellness website, they offer intradermal and intramuscular flu shots.
Staying hydrated and eating good food is essential when you're sick.
Atrium Health said it deployed its mobile hospital, MED-1, to Atlanta to provide much needed beds to Grady Memorial Hospital because the Georgia hospital is now challenged with construction on hospital grounds, which has reduced its bed count amid a higher-than-expected patient volume due in part to the flu season.
Since you can get the flu twice, even if you have gotten the flu, The Forsyth County Health Department says to still get a flu shot.
Children under 5 are among those most at risk for complications from the flu, in part because their immune systems aren't as adept at fighting it off, Haselow said.
The Bern Township hospital campus has not had to add a separate flu clinic, but officials have discussed that contingency plan. We also continue to hear reports of crowded hospitals and spot shortages of antiviral medications and rapid influenza tests. "We're still on the rise".
And children have been out sick for as many as five days - much longer than normal, said Mary Yackley, supervisor of student health and wellness for St. Paul Public Schools.