Overall, just over 2,000 cases of the flu have been reported so far this season, which fell dramatically from more than 10,300 by this time past year. There are two types of TRICARE-authorized providers: Network and Non-Network. for the flu shot if the pharmacy has restrictions or the shot isn't available.
Avoid close contact with sick people. Flu Near You is a website that relies on voluntary participation from the general public to help track the flu in real-time.
Public health officials theorize that young children are being particularly hard-hit this season because they were not born when the H1N1 serotype was last widespread in Canada, thus they were unable to build up immunity. The CDC estimates that vaccination has prevented 5.29 million illness, 2,64 million medical visits and 84,700 hospitalizations associated with influenza.
There is also a new antiviral on the market called baloxavir, which you only have to take once.
The flu spreads "mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk".
Dr. Walshak says it's not too late to get the flu shot. The vaccine is safe and effective. The flu, on the other hand, is caused by the influenza virus.
Officials there said the risk from flu is now high in IL.
H1N1 has been the most common strain of the virus seen so far this season, which experts anticipate will be milder than last year's strain.
People with flu-like symptoms including a cough, congestion and high temperature are asked to stay out of the hospitals unless they are seriously ill. For instance, in 2016-17, there were only 128 cases through the same time period and 41 in 2015-16. And if you do get sick.
Monto: When deciding whether to get the flu vaccine, it's important to consider the potential consequences of getting the flu.
The symptoms are similar to seasonal flu symptoms. Children, pregnant women, and the elderly are among the highest risk groups for flu-related complications. Thirteen children have died from the flu so far this season.
Monto: We measure the effectiveness of the flu vaccine by looking at three different populations in Southeast Michigan.
Flu stations have been set up around Piedmont Newnan Hospital. Kids stay contagious for longer as do people with weak immune systems, according to the CDC. Residents should also remember that it takes about two weeks for the flu shot to take full effect.