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Rodriguez has also reached out to local health services coordinators to determine what additional preventive measures can be shared with students and staff.

He says there is also no way to prove the shot caused a death. "Our numbers are similar to past year". There were 76 deaths recorded in Kentucky last flu season.

Ontario is, however, seeing an unusual combination of influenza A and B, which don't usually circulate simultaneously.

In the 2016-17 flu season, which runs from September to August, there were 178 cases.

Health department officials are encouraging residents to get a flu shot.

Murti said she expects influenza will peak in Ontario during the next few weeks.

Health Department epidemiologist Karen Martin said 3,467 Minnesotans have been hospitalized because of influenza, and that number is likely to increase.

"A second wave of flu typically occurs each year, therefore we encourage the public to get their flu shot".

However, some people (including young children, people 65 and older, pregnant women, and people with certain medical conditions) are at a higher risk of serious flu-related complications.

"It's looking a lot like the activity from 2014-2015 and from 2012-2013", Dan Jernigan, director of the Influenza Division in the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said in a CDC interview.

According to the latest report from the CDC, one out of every 14 USA hospital visits during the week of January 21-27 was because of flu-related symptoms, like persistent fever, chills, and muscle aches.

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"You can get the flu twice in one season because you can get a different strain". "If you do end up getting the flu, make sure you see your doctor soon because if you start the antiviral medications within two days of getting the flu you have a much better chance of getting over it quicker", Johnson said.

In other parts of the province, this year's influenza is proving to be particularly brutal.

Both Missouri and Kansas, like every state except OR and Hawaii, have witnessed "widespread" flu activity this season - defined by the CDC as outbreaks in at least half the regions of a state.

UC Santa Barbara Student Health diagnosed 28 students with the flu and 84 with an influenza-like illness between October 1, 2017 and February 1, 2018.

Hà Nội, which is still in a cold spell, witnessed a hike of children sick with the flu recently.

For the week ending Saturday, Jan. 20, the report showed there were 342 visits to 25 reporting providers for "Influenza Like Illnesses", and 2,331 visits to Emergency Departments across the state.

The London-region is not alone.

Wash your hands, use hand sanitizers, and disinfect work surfaces with sanitizing wipes.

If you appear to have flu symptoms, you should stay at home and avoid contact with other people, except to get medical attention.

Simple precautions can also go a long way toward avoiding flu, Rodriguez said.