Flu-related deaths confirmed in Georgia

Flu-related deaths confirmed in Georgia

Virginia Health officials are warning Williamsburg residents to get their flu shots before it's too late.

According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, 90% of confirmed flu patients so far this year are infected with the H3N2 strain.

The average age of the victims was 85, and lived across all regions of the state.

The hospital says because of the high number of patients suffering from respiratory viral illnesses, predominantly the flu.

St. Peter's says that they need to take these precautions since they have patients that could die from influenza such as newborns, hospice care patients and cancer patients who may have weakened immune systems.

The CDC reports that the rate at which those affected by influenza-like illness nationally nearly doubled in the last week, to 22.7 for every 100,000 hospitalizations. During that same period in 2016, there were 87 influenza-associated hospitalizations.

Alvarez said the flu season is worse this year than in other years.

The United States is at the peak of one of the more active flu seasons in recent years, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials announced Friday.

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That being said, the flu shot also protects against H1N1 and influenza B, which are circulating this year and tend to have a higher vaccine effectiveness than H3N2, Brammer says.

In Cuyahoga County, there have been two flu-related deaths, including a 70-year-old woman.

Still, there have been worse flu seasons in the past.

Jernigan characterized the current flu season as "on the severe side", but said it does not appear to be as severe as the 2014/2015 flu season, which was also driven by an H3N2 virus.

St. Peter's will have more information about the limitations on their website when they go into effect.

"Influenza vaccine is still available and people can still get immunized".

De Marco said flu medications are most effective if it is started within 48 hours of contracting symptoms.

Flu symptoms can include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue.

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