Flu Season Is Upon Us

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20, Arizona has seen 2,976 reported cases of flu. Keep your hands clean by washing.

"Most relate to a variety of illness including flu, colds, and sore throats".

Masks must be donned when there are two or more laboratory-confirmed, unrelated influenza cases in the county. There were four deaths at this time previous year.

"Most of the increase came around Thanksgiving", Burton said.

One flu virus circulating, influenza A (H3N2), has been more resistant to flu vaccinations, though Koening said many of those cases have been in Australia where the flu season is winding down, and not predictive of what will happen in the United States.

The adult flu vaccine is available at the Dallas County immunization clinic located at 2377 N. Stemmons Fwy and the children's vaccine is available at all Dallas County Health and Human Services immunization clinics.

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 can affect people of all ages, and can be severe.


The flu season in El Paso runs from October to May, generally peaking in January and February.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends flu shots annually for everyone at least 6 months old.

Speaking on RTÉ's News At One, he said the vaccine has a very safe record.

The Oklahoma Department of Health says 65 people were admitted to hospitals this week with the flu. "And definitely don't send your kids to school if they have any symptoms at all", Grant said.

The flu vaccine is the single best way to protect against catching and spreading flu.

The importance of getting the flu shot is especially true for young people and those with chronic medical conditions, she said.

The issues involving vaccinations, for the flu or other illnesses, are complex and boil down to personal choice, say opponents of MCMC's policy.

Last week, a Yukon elementary school was forced to close its doors after 115 students and 10 teachers called in sick.

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