5 people have died from the flu in TN this season

Cough or sneeze into a tissue or into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands.

The state's heavy flu season appears to be loosening its grip on Colorado, according to data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

At least 2,872 confirmed cases of influenza have been reported in MA so far, compared with 823 during the entire 2016-17 season, according to the Department of Public Health. You can get a free flu shot there until noon, and then again from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Half of the cases in the county have occurred since January 1.

Wooten said it's still not too late to get vaccinated for protection against the flu this season, which can extend into April.

A total of 20 influenza-associated pediatric deaths have been reported nationwide for the 2017-2018 flu season, according to the CDC. "It's a common illness that can spread quickly from person to person".

The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) advise everyone aged 6 months and older in the US receive a flu shot every year to prevent the spread of seasonal flu.

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For one type of the virus, called Influenza A, the "classic" presentation of symptoms is a sudden onset, Dr. Neil Fishman, an infectious disease specialist and associate professor of medicine at the Hospital for the University of Pennsylvania, told Fox News.

The 69-hour shutdown of the federal government had a direct impact on the operations of the CDC, since it is a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

'If you're exposed to germs throughout the day, and if your body is not recharged, you're more likely to get sick, ' Brantner explained. It can cause a nasty but relatively mild illness in many people, but more severe illnesses in others.

"We might see a higher rate of complications with that flu or it's a little more virulent so it's getting passed around quickly within facilities that house a lot of dogs", Hollander said. Dogs diagnosed with the flu must be kept away from other dogs for at least 21 days to keep it from spreading.

Influenza is now widespread in every USA state except Hawaii. Of more concern are vulnerable individuals, like children under the age of 5 years old, the elderly, pregnant women and people with other coexisting medical conditions like diabetes.

The flu vaccine is only 34 percent effective against the H3N2 strain. Influenza is taking a growing toll of lives across Canada, health officials saying it's one of the worst flu seasons they've seen in years and are especially concerned about the risk to seniors.

The US has been hit by the influenza strain H3N2, which is responsible for the country's for most deadly flu seasons in the last 10 years. Secondly, as we just mentioned, the flu shot is somewhat less effective this year than in past years. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub. If you are not in a high risk group the most important thing you can do is to stay home even limiting your contact with household members as much as possible.



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