Chilly weather could be contributing to the state's 'widespread' flu epidemic

Chilly weather could be contributing to the state's 'widespread' flu epidemic

The rules are in accordance with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the release states. Twenty-one of those states show a high number of cases.

Modi said it is too early to tell if the proper flu strain was vaccinated against because the flu season is just starting.

At least 11 people younger than 65 have died in California, while North Carolina has reported 12 deaths and SC seven. Many said they were battling the flu, some more humorously than others.

"You can still be protected by getting the flu vaccination", Dr. Joyce Olutade said.

"We had 219 deaths a year ago in North Carolina from flu".

In tests last week at public health laboratories, 89% of positive flu specimens were influenza A and 11% were influenza B. Of the subtyped A viruses, 88.1% were H3N2. The states with "minimal flu activity" include Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, Ohio, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin. All were age 65 or older.

Chilly weather could be contributing to the state's 'widespread' flu epidemic

In fact, the Nueces County Health Department said the number of flu cases has doubled since past year.

Take steps to help prevent the spread of flu and other viruses by staying home when sick until fever-free for at least 24 hours, covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then discarding the tissue promptly, and washing hands frequently with soap and water. Let us know if you have and or have not.

If you're already feeling ill, get to a doctor as quickly as possible.

Some reported to have gotten sick even though they still got the flu shot. "So I energize everybody who has not yet had an influenza shot to get one today before the occasions".

From the begin of this season's cold virus season, which starts in October and endures until May, Arizona has announced an about ninefold increment in the quantity of cases contrasted and a similar period a year ago, as per the state Department of Health Services.

Severe wind chills anticipated for New Year's weekend
Temperatures have to moderate a bit next week, and we may get a better shot at some snow, or a wintry mix, by about Thursday. Though accumulations would be less than an inch, but many roads could quickly turn icy due to cold temperatures.

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