Five flu-related deaths confirmed in Houston area

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We are really pushing vaccines because flu season lasts until the end of March which means we have three more months' worth of cases.

Dr. Spire said they've seen a 40% spike in sick patients this flu season. Dr. Kulish says if you can't control these symptoms at home, you should take a trip to the emergency room.

Flu deaths have soared dramatically by 50% in the last seven days, with 27 reported in the last week, it was reportedaccording to new figures released by Public Health England. "I wouldn't interfere with [anyone] taking them, because we don't know everything, but personally, I wouldn't spend a lot of money on things that haven't been shown to shorten the duration".

Last week's number of cases is four times higher than the figure recorded in the first week of previous year when 24.6 people in every 100,000 had the virus.

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"She had been suffering from a flu virus, which became pneumonia, she was airlifted to Raigmore with me by her side, where she rapidly deteriorated, the staff in Intensive Care could not have done more".

"Our data shows that more people are visiting Global Positioning System with flu symptoms and we are seeing more people admitted to hospitals with the flu".

The Houston and Austin areas are also seeing high volumes of patients.


Healthcare providers around Greater Williamsburg still have flu shots available to the public.

Flu can cause a sore throat, coughing and a raised temperatureWhat are the symptoms of flu?

As of the week ending January 6, there have been 1,765 flu-related hospitalizations, 55 outbreaks of influenza-like illness in long-term care facilities, 43 outbreaks in schools and one pediatric flu death this flu season.

Insights ought not to be extrapolated from year-to-date flu data.

People usually have some immunity to seasonal flu from either previous exposure or flu vaccinations, according to the CDC. But it seems more Americans are getting sick this year with more severe symptoms.

"For those individuals, the symptoms can progress pretty fast", Lakey said.

The department said as the flu season, now listed in the highest category as widespread, climbs toward its peak, residents can still get flu vaccines and it's not true, despite rumors, that the vaccine isn't effective this year.

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