Three flu-related deaths confirmed in South Georgia

Police in Seattle wearing masks made by the Red Cross during the influenza epidemic December 1918

The flu season lasts until April, she said.

Flu shots cost $25.

Another influenza-related death has been recorded in Northwest Oklahoma, bringing the total to six since September 1, 2017.

"Together, we can protect and prevent diseases such as influenza", Odama said in the release. It can be a miserable but relatively mild illness in many people, and a more severe illness in others.

With it widespread in the state, local hospitals are seeing an elevated demand for patients with flu-like symptoms, and long-term care facilities have endured outbreaks.

It's not clear why this season - led by the same bug - is so much more intense, some experts said.

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Vaccination is particularly important for persons at higher-risk for serious illness, including pregnant/post-partum women, persons 2 or ≥65 years of age, and persons with certain medical conditions. They also say if you have not received a flu shot yet, you should.

Andrew DaSilva, the pharmacy manager for the Medicine Shoppe in Rockville told FOX61 they are filling several prescriptions for Tamiflu every day.

"The 10 percent vaccine effectiveness (VE) figure reported in the news is an Australian interim estimate of the vaccine's benefit against one flu virus (the H3N2 virus) that circulated in Australia during its most recent flu season", the website states. Hours are from 7:30 a.m.to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m.to 4 p.m. on Friday.

It is not too late in the season to get a flu shot.

CONTAIN - Contain germs by steering clear of others who are sick. "You want to cover your cough or sneeze; wash your hand frequently; and stay hydrated because you oftentimes have a fever", she says. "Make sure you are having as little contact you need to have with your household members because you don't want them to become infected". She adds, everyone should wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and to do not forget to cover their cough. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub. Germs spread this way.

Be sure to clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs.

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