6 deaths from influenza including 3 young children

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Two additional flu deaths were reported in San Diego County last week, bringing this season's total to 11, but overall flu activity was down from the previous week and a year ago at this time according to the County Health and Human Services Agency.

The child - from Central Jersey - died in late December.

There were two main reasons for last year's epidemic: the predominant strain of flu virus circulating among the population was especially aggressive; and the 2018 vaccine did not match the strains of flu that most people were coming down with.

The Marion County Public Health Department offers low-priced flu vaccine at its district health offices.

"If you haven't had your flu shot yet, you should run, not walk, to go get your flu shot", said Dr. Kolawole Bankole, director/administrator of Portland Public Health. The H1N1 virus generally produces milder infections like Australia had last season.

It can be hard to predict, but so far it appears the 2018/19 season will peak in late January and early February. Any person displaying flu-like symptoms is urged to visit their doctor or health centre immediately.

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In contrast, H1N1 tends to target children and younger adults more than seniors - and flu-trackers like Skowronski say this season is no exception. Walk-ins are welcome at the Public Health Clinic at Richland Public Health. While the CDC recommends that people get vaccinated against the flu by the end of October, getting a flu shot later can still be beneficial. The majority of people who hadn't been vaccinated already, 41 percent of the total sample, said they were not planning to get the shot at all.

To prevent more children from contracting the flu, a hospital in Wisconsin is temporarily restricting children under the age of 12 from visiting.

Other tests called rapid molecular assays can also take 15 to 20 minutes to complete and they detect the actual genetic material of the flu virus, according to the CDC. "We're so used to the flu that we really underestimate it", Morse said.

Monto: In order to understand vaccine effectiveness, it's helpful to understand the influenza virus.

The most common symptoms of the flu include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headaches and fatigue. You may have a little low-grade fever, little achiness a day or two after getting the flu shot. Some flu symptoms can be confused with those that also come with a cold.

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