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Flu cases in Pennsylvania continued to increase last week, as about 6,500 positive reports came in from across the state.That figure is about 300 ahead of the previous week, according to the state Health Department's weekly flu report.

So far, 30 children in the USA have died from the flu this season.

DHHS obtains death data through death certificates and according to the state, delays in the reporting of deaths "may cause the number of reported (pneumonia/flu) deaths to vary considerably each week". The Monroe County Public Health Clinic at 333 East Miller Drive offers flu vaccinations for children and adults.

Across the US, a total of 6,486 laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated hospitalizations were reported between October 1, 2017 and January 6, 2018, the CDC states.

"The short answer is: no. Global Positioning System won't prescribe antibiotics for flu", says Steve, "so most people will be best visiting their pharmacist, who can advise on treatment".

The CDC also suggests that doctors advise patients who are at high risk of complications to call if they have any flu symptoms, even if they have had a shot.

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Influenza B often is less severe and resembles the common cold, but there can be more serious cases, he noted. Influenza is taking a growing toll of lives across Canada, health officials saying it's one of the worst flu seasons they've seen in years and are especially concerned about the risk to seniors.

Doctors say the flu season started in early November and is most likely peaking now.

"The sooner someone gets treated, the more effective it is", he said.

As flu season intensifies here in CT, the Health Department urges you to get your flu shot.

Unlike human influenza, canine flu is not now found everywhere in the United States.

A universal flu vaccine has been designated as top priority for National Institute of Health (NIH) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease.

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Treat symptoms while resting at home; symptoms include fever or chills, cough, sore throat, muscle aches, fatigue, runny or stuffy nose.

KILMARNOCK-Although cases of flu have been confirmed locally, health officials here do not consider it an epidemic. It's still not too late to get a flu shot.

Flu vaccine (also known as the flu shot) is available for everyone ages 6 months and older, including pregnant women.

· Try to avoid close contact with sick people.

At Camden Clark, the number of cases is down since the December spike, but the visitation restrictions remain in effect, Debbie Life, an infection preventionist at the medical center, said.

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