However, the stories of otherwise healthy people dying from the virus are really shocking and frightening.
Every U.S. state except Hawaii and OR are reporting widespread flu activity, with 42 states plus New York City, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico reporting high levels of illness, the CDCsaid.
Pediatric flu deaths also continue to rise, with 63 children now dead from the flu so far this season. This compares to 110 deaths in 2016-2017, 93 in 2015-2016 and 148 in 2014-2015.
According to the CDC, this flu season may last longer than usual.
Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health has added new flu clinics for the rest of this week following the widespread concern after two children from the same school in Guelph died from influenza B.
"Unfortunately, flu can spread rapidly in communal settings like classrooms and nursing homes, but no one is immune from the flu", Dr. Box said.
Also, she noted that judicious use of antibiotics in patients with coinfections should always be considered and that prompt use of neuraminidase inhibitor antivirals in chronically ill or hospitalized kids should be implemented. Depending on the type of pneumonia you have, antibiotics could help.
And the Centers for Disease Control warn that more sickness - and fatalities - are likely as the dread illness has not even peaked for the season.
"Flu is nothing to fool around with", said Allan. The agency hasn't identified evidence to suggest flu-related hospitalizations are leveling off, Anne Schuchat, MD, acting CDC director, told reporters on a media call Friday. Sepsis can take hold after pneumonia that occurs after the flu, according to the Sepsis Alliance.
The CDC says seek immediate help if you develop flu symptoms that include persistent high fever, breathing problems, and a rapid heartbeat. Catching it in the early stages is key to treatment and survival.
When you're at an airport, however, the chances of running into some flu-carrying humans are high.
If you do get sick and think you may have the flu, contact your health care provider right away, particularly if you or family members are at high risk for serious flu complications - young children (under the age of 5), those over 65, pregnant women and those with chronic health conditions such as diabetes or asthma. So stay home during this time unless you're seeking medical treatment.
Individuals infected with the influenza virus typically experience symptoms including fever, chills, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, headaches, and fatigue.
Q: Does the flu vaccine work?
"There could be far more out there that wouldn't be included in the count". Her statement comes on the heels of new research from Canada that revealed that this year's flu vaccine is 14% less effective than originally thought, meaning that it is just 20% effective against the dominant H3N2 strain.
The business may reserve the right to swap out your specific flowers for "similar" flowers if the company is out of stock. Make the cut at an angle so the stem won't sit flat on the bottom of the vase, which wouldn't let in as much water.
However, the U.S. provided Iraq with over $600 million in humanitarian funding for the fiscal year of 2017, according to U.S. Iraqi forces, aided by Iranian-backed Shiite militias and a USA -led coalition, recaptured the city in July 2017.
The Delhi Police arrested him on Wednesday, a day after he was nabbed on the India-Nepal border near Banbasa in Uttarakhand. The police said that he was also wanted in 2007 UP blasts, 2008 Jaipur serial blasts, and 2008 Ahmedabad blasts.
The ANC's caucus is sitting at 10:00 on Wednesday following the NEC's announcement that President Jacob Zuma is to be recalled. Although it would be painful for the ANC to back an opposition motion, the ruling party may have little choice.
According to the editor, the mag's "creating and giving platforms to these women" and presenting them as multidimensional people . The Compton, California-raised model wore a stringy pink bikini in her latest project , which was revealed on Tuesday.
Luke's Episcopal Church. "Just because it's Ash Wednesday doesn't mean you can't go out and celebrate love", said the Rev. Mardi Gras is the day of indulgence preceding the more somber Lenten season which starts with Ash Wednesday.
Several waves of snow fell on Chicago, including a storm on Friday that dumped as much as a foot of snow in western areas. Monday, 13 flights were canceled at Midway in total, with delays averaging less than 15 minutes, officials said.
The Mumbaikar has had a horror tour so far, failing in the two Tests and four ODIs he had played before this. But the ultimate priority is to win and we'll do anything we can to win", the Delhi batsman said.
The strong winds meant that once again, USA skier Mikaela Shiffrin's first medal race in South Korea would be put off. Norway, Austria, and the United States have won this event a record two times at the Olympic Winter Games.
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