Health Care

Flu season likely to peak in the coming weeks

Ill boy lying in bed. sad child with fever and ice bag on head

Burton checks reported flu cases in Kerr, Gillespie, Kendall and Bexar counties. Keep your hands clean by washing. Every year, more than 200,000 people in the US are hospitalized for flu-related complications and about 36,000 die as a result of the illness.

"That's about average for us here, but with number of cases going up in OH, we expect to see those trends pick up in Sandusky County", Brown said.

These factors-combined with the administration's heavy cuts to the CDC and related programs that focus on everything from health and research to our overuse of antibiotics and drug-resistant infections-may be putting us just one mutation away from a flu pandemic. "I certainly wouldn't put others at risk", that individual said.

Children aged two to eight years (on August 31, 2017) are eligible for a free flu vaccine in Wales, but this year uptake is low in children aged two and three, with only two in every five children in this age group now protected.

The Department of Public Health and El Paso Fire Department held a vaccine clinic on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the EPFD's Safety and Health Outreach Center, 5415 Trowbridge Drive.

The Hill Country's off-again, on-again winter weather is the prime time to get influenza and be calling work to say you're sick. Influenza affects millions across the United States each year.

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"Children are super-spreaders of flu". Although most people fully recover from the flu, some experience severe illness like pneumonia and respiratory failure, and the flu can sometimes be fatal.

'Tis the season for family get-togethers and office Christmas parties-and that means lots of germs spreading around right in the middle of cold and flu season.

The Centers for Disease Control continues to recommend an annual flu vaccine for all people ages six months and older.

The importance of getting the flu shot is especially true for young people and those with chronic medical conditions, she said. "And definitely don't send your kids to school if they have any symptoms at all", Grant said.

"There's no single virus that causes the flu and there is no one shot that protects against all of them", said an MCMC nurse. If you do get sick, stay home until you're well again, so you don't spread more germs. This will help you recover, but it will also lower the chances of making others sick.