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First Tulsa County flu death of the season reported

CDC says more people die of influenza worldwide than some experts have estimated First flu-related death in Dallas County
Arthur Frazier | 17 December, 2017, 01:07

"We ask that individuals not come to the hospital to visit patients if they have any cold or flu-like symptoms including cough, sore throat, headache and/or fever".

Anyone can get the flu, but some may greater risks.

Besides the vaccination, Burstein says there are things you can do to protect yourself.

To date this season, there have been 517 influenza-associated hospitalizations in Canada, 89 per cent of which were associated with influenza A (H3N2), and 372 cases involved adults over the age of 65. "Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctor visits, missed work and school as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations". The "Flu Express" will enable people to and receive the flu vaccine while waiting in their vehicle, without having to get out, weather permitting.

According to the state health department, there have been 179 influenza-associated hospitalizations statewide since September 1.

Further surveillance and laboratory studies of other diseases, which can be influenza-related, are expected to yield substantially higher estimates over the next few years.

Concussion expert irate when Texans' QB returns after hard hit
Making his second start with San Francisco, Garoppolo led the 49ers to a 26-16 win in Houston on Sunday afternoon. Yates hasn't played in a game since 2015 when he went 2-0 as Houston's starting quarterback.

A press release shared in Geneva states that new estimates for influenza by the World Health Organization, the federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and their partners take into account the results of recent scientific studies.

"Weekly case totals for the past three weeks have increased from 35 to 62 to 96", Khan said. "And please limit the number of people accompanying patients to the hospital". Carroll says that's why good hygiene is vital this time of year.

"Estimates of influenza-associated mortality are important for national and global decision making on public health priorities", the report said. "That week, positive tests were dispersed across all age groups, according to a spokesperson, with 51 persons being admitted and 25 vaccinated". He said any time people hear the flu shot isn't a ideal match for circulating viruses, they're reluctant to get vaccinated. If these trends continue, the state could see even more during the 2017-2018 season.

There are 46 laboratory-confirmed flu cases in DE this season since December 2, with 15 people needing hospitalization, according to the DPH. "And, since there is some question that the flu might peak around the holidays, my recommendation is to not wait any longer", said Dr. Daniel Skiest, vice-chair of the Department of Medicine and an infectious disease specialist at Baystate Medical Center, in a statement urging people to get vaccinated.

"This Monday and Tuesday, a free shuttle for seniors from City Hall's front drive to the National Sports Centre will help you get your flu shot via Flu Express".

Over the past week in North Dakota, there were 104 new cases of the flu.

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