First Iowa flu death of the season reported by IDPH

First Iowa flu death of the season reported by IDPH

The State Department of Health says the flu is officially "widespread" across the Commonwealth. "A year ago it was 17 weeks which was really very long".

On the other side, the CDC said the flu can include more serious symptoms such as a fever and aches. That strain has been circulating and was pandemic in 2009 and in 1918.

Minnesota's 2017-18 flu season peaked at more than 650 hospitalizations. "We are encouraging everyone to get their flu vaccine NOW". "But it's odd that in the Southeast, the H3N2 virus is more common".

One man is dead from the flu and contributing issues, marking Iowa's first flu-related death of the 2018-2019 influenza season. When that strain predominated, almost 1 million Americans were hospitalized and 80,000 died.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, from the beginning of the flu season in September to now, they've seen 32 people hospitalized with the flu in northeast Wisconsin.

It's too early to tell how severe this season will be or what the mix of viruses will be, Brammer said.

This year the majority of flu vaccines being offered in the community protect against two strains of influenza A and two strains of influenza B.

"I have four kids, and I'm always concerned one kid is going to be the outbreak monkey and bring the flu into the house", added Canter. "The main thing right now is to get vaccinated", Lynnette Brammer, head of the CDC's domestic influenza surveillance team said.

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Although prevention isn't always effective, she says it's pretty simple. The vaccine is recommended for everyone except infants under the age of 6 months.

Question: We know it's important to get the flu shot.

Robert Henry, a physician's assistant at Ambient Care in Seaford, said "the most vulnerable population is the very young, the very old, and then also persons that have like chronic medical conditions", he said.

Getting vaccinated won't guarantee that you won't come down with flu, but if you do, your illness will be milder, health experts say.

And although we're now nearing the peak of flu season, Halperin still recommends getting the flu shot if you haven't yet.

Hardest hit thus far has been the Southern U.S., covering a ten state sweep from SC all the way to New Mexico and even up to Utah.

"The predominant strain now circulating is H1N1, which is affecting younger age groups more than strains that have circulated in previous years".

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