Predominant strains could change throughout a flu season, and the duration and severity of each season can vary dramatically from year to year, Baumbach said.
"As of this time this year, the reported cases of influenza are slightly higher than the same time last year", she said.
A total of 5,715 flu cases for the season have been reported, up from 3,558 the previous week and up from 886 at this time past year.
Montana's flu season lasts from October through May and typically peaks in January.
As of December 16, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services had received 4,363 reports of influenza A statewide, and 1,300 reports of influenza B, with 52 unknown or untyped cases, for a total of 5,715.
He said it is not too late for people to get a flu shot.
"Only about 30% of the Flu that's going around in Louisiana is the A strain and they've done some more tests in the United States which suggest that the vaccine against that particular strain isn't great but, it's about 30% effective", said Welch.
Unfortunately the H3N2 component of the flu shot is an under-performer, often offering protection that is in the 30 percent range.
"What we're seeing are the types of influenza - influenza A and B - that are covered in the vaccine", Landers said.
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The viruses causing most of the illness right now are from an influenza A family called H3N2. Twenty-three states reported widespread flu activity last week. That's compared to just 347 at this time past year.
"We're seeing increases in influenza activity", said Dr. Karen Landers, a district medical officer whose area includes Lawrence, Limestone, Morgan and nine other north Alabama counties. Patients who have other health conditions that predispose them to getting very sick when they contract influenza should be prescribed anti-viral drugs, he said.
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Doctors are urging those who have not gotten a flu vaccine to get one.
The best way to protect against the flu, nearly every health care provider will tell patients, is through the flu vaccine.
The CDC estimates that influenza has resulted in up to 710,000 hospitalizations and 56,000 deaths every year since 2010.
Flu-like symptoms include cough, fever, body aches, headache, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, chills and fatigue.
Meanwhile, public health officials are encouraging people to get the flu shot, wash their hands frequently and stay home if they are sick.
Vaccinations are especially recommended for anyone who is elderly, pregnant, or has a weakened immune system.
Meanwhile, fans no longer need to speculate on whether Khloe is pregnant since she's already confirmed it herself. So, after the 33-year-old shared her baby news, many fans started hitting up the reality TV star with questions.
In the clip , which runs just short of two minutes, Chappelle talks about poor white people and President Donald Trump . The company reportedly paid Chappelle a whopping $60 million to stream his new comedy.
North Korea, meanwhile, runs what amounts to its own organised crime syndicate dedicated to raising money for the Kim family. Bossert said the evidence was confirmed by governments and private companies, including the United Kingdom and Microsoft.
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Conte stated that he is looking forward to a favourable result against an Everton side that has been in doing very well lately. 'This season we must be happy with this achievement, to reach a semi-final in one of the two cups in England.
Salah's on-field link with Sadio Mane has proved a particularly scintillating factor within Jurgen Klopp's team this season. The drama wasn't over and Liverpool recovered their composure to equalise in the 71st minute.
However, Brady sidestepped the question when asked about Guerrero's absence during their Pittsburgh road trip [VIDEO ]. State regulators in MA also intervened, believing he was practicing physical therapy without a license.
The newest features start rolling out Tuesday, in all markets where facial recognition features are now allowed on Facebook . Facebook's database of facial recognition has an impression of users' faces, which it calls a template.
The construction sector saw the largest loss, dropping 1,900 jobs, followed by leisure and hospitality, which lost 1,400 jobs. In the U.S.as a whole, the unemployment rate in November was 4.1 percent compared to 4.6 percent in November 2016.
Well, it appears that his club, Atletico Madrid , weren't too impressed with the skulduggery going on and are set to report Barcelona .
Jio Happy New Year plan
Subscribers who purchase the recharge from the official website or app will get an additional 1GB data for the validity period. And it will be interesting to see how Airtel, Idea Cellular, and Vodafone India reacts to these two plans from Jio.
West Ham star reportedly set to leave in January
Wenger saw his side progress despite changing his entire starting line-up from the one which beat Newcastle on Saturday. My friends, they sent me a message afterwards saying West Ham fans are on fire!
One in custody, no injuries after incident at Lambeau
Police appear to be congregating around the loading dock near the southern end of the stadium, which they have cordoned off. He was sacked after an incident on December 3 in which he got into a physical fight with another food service employee.
Freezing rain, snow risk for Great Lakes into Northeast
Conditions will be cloudy, with a high near 52 and west winds from 5 to 7 miles per hour , becoming north in the afternoon. Tonight: Chance of drizzle early pm, cloudy - low around 42 with southeast wind 5 to 7 miles per hour .
Coinbase Rolls Out Bitcoin Cash Support
Immediately after the launch, the price of the cryptocurrency rose to all-time highs of around $3,600 on most major exchanges. This peculiarity of the split effectively created "new" money, leading some exchanges not to support Bitcoin Cash.