Those numbers are a jump from the fewer than 90 cases confirmed the week of December 8. The dominant strain circulating previous year, H3N2, was especially hard to stop. At this time last season, there were 1,411 cases. It was the highest flu-related death toll in at least 40 years. Most confirmed flu cases and hospitalizations have been of people under the age of 65.
"People who are ill with influenza or other respiratory infections should stay home to avoid infecting others, especially the elderly", PHSD said. "This virus does hit young, healthy adults".
She says teach your children to do the "chicken wing", aka cough into their elbows and definitely get your flu shot if you haven't already.
"I can see in the data I have available that it is beginning to rise that it nearly certainly will go above a threshold that we have got that says it is flu season".
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"We're seeing it a little bit more regional is what we will call it, and we're seeing a little bit more of an increase in that kind of influenza-like illness", IDPH Medical Director Dr. Caitlin Pedati.
The most common type of flu around is the influenza A strain H1N1.
"Talk to a care provider (to find out) what is best for you but it is crucial that caregivers have the flu shot", said Savannah Thompson, health educator at Scotland County Health Department. During the 2017-18 flu season, some experts estimate that the American economy suffered a loss of $21.39 billion due to the high number of patients. It's not too late.
This year's vaccine is considered to be a good match for the strain of the virus now spreading, but in order to get the maximum benefit from the shot, 80 per cent of the population must be immunized.
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Question: There are lots of colds circulating, how do you if it's a cold or the flu?
"Those people, if they go out and get the vaccine now, in 10 days to two weeks they're going to have some protection and that may protect them against a substantial part of the season."
For more on the flu, visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And it can help protect against a possible late-season influenza B outbreak. They both can infect your airways and cause coughing.
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