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Has a 'severe' flu season reached its peak in Idaho? Maybe not

14 January 2018, 01:27 | Winifred Adams

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"We are ready for this sickness peak during flu season at all times, we just don't know when it is going to come".

"We're only midway through the flu season this year, we will probably see a change in those numbers", said Hokanson.

This is really record-breaking.

The number of confirmed flu cases in Allegheny County has doubled since last week.

Officials, cautioned, however, that the hospitalization rate for the flu so far this year is slightly below the 2014-2015 rate. All deaths reported this year were people over the age of 65.

Health Department officials report that three people have died from flu complications in Allegheny County in the past week.

The flu shot for the 2017-2018 flu season is well-matched to the viruses that are circulating around the world, but it is not very effective in preventing illnesses with the most severe types of flu. "If we look at similar seasons, there's at least 11 to 13 more weeks of influenza to go".

While the flu vaccine is the recommended precautionary measure, Echols said county residents should wash their hands often, refrain from touching your eyes, mouth or nose and stay at home if they experience flu-like symptoms.

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"That is more than 90 percent of hospital beds that are filled within those public health districts", Alabama Acting Health Officer Scott Harris said.

Jones says this week, the hospital has seen an increase in positive flu swabs.

Free flu jabs are available for children under nine, pensioners, pregnant women and people with certain long-term health conditions.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu activity is now widespread in most of the United States. Seven children died in the first week of January, bringing the total number of pediatric deaths to 20.

The CDC is warning that all high-risk patients with flu symptoms should be treated with antiviral drugs as soon as possible. "The best thing is, if you're at the right age, get vaccinated", stated Agnes A. Enrico-Simon, MD, family medicine physician, PVH.

A Department for Health and Social Care spokeswoman said: "Vaccines are the best protection we have against flu". For instance, a hospital may normally treat a flu patient with IV fluids but may opt to use oral hydration to more efficiently treat the patient.

Tamiflu, on the other hand, which comes in capsules, costs between $50 and $60 before insurance and requires a prescription, and generally reduces the length of time someone is sick with the flu by a couple days.

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