CDC considers flu widespread in Alabama

CDC considers flu widespread in Alabama

Flu season runs from October through May.

The Indiana State Department of Health says flu activity is widespread across the state.

"Oftentimes people with the flu don't know they're sick and can (spread it) before they start having symptoms", said Angie Dickson, infection prevention manager at Providence.

Nationwide, federal health officials are reporting sharp increases in flu activity.

New Jersey health officials confirmed the state's first pediatric flu death on Tuesday. In the Interior Health region, 50 children under the age of 10 had been hospitalized up to the end of December, while in 2015-16, just eight were hospitalized throughout the entire flu season.

The symptoms are similar to seasonal flu symptoms.

The symptoms of flu can include fever or feeling feverish/chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and fatigue (tiredness). The return of the quadrivalent vaccine (LAIV4) by The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the CDC is expected to enlarge and improve protection and coverage.

Totals in Oklahoma so far this season are 331 hospitalizations and 13 deaths, far below last year's record. "I still can't tell how severe this flu season will be". While it's best to get one early in the season, it's never too late - and doing so may protect not only you, but also children, the elderly and other vulnerable populations, experts say. Previous year at this time, 91 people had died from the flu.

Those in at-risk groups include people aged 65 and old, pregnant women and people with chronic diseases.

Q: If you do get the flu this season, is there anything you can do to help reduce the symptoms?

Hospitalization rates associated with the flu remained relatively low, at 5.4 admissions per 100,000 people.

Dr. Walshak says he expects to see more flu cases around the country.

NCT03180801 is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled single-center trial of 123 subjects in collaboration with to assess the efficacy and safety of two different formulation and dosing regimens of FLU-v vaccine administered in healthy adults.

The CDC recommends annual influenza vaccinations for everyone age 6 months or older.

"So there is no reason why people should not get the flu shot this year".

Q: If the flu vaccine isn't 100 percent effective, should people still get it?

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