Skagit County reports first flu-related death this season

Skagit County reports first flu-related death this season

Skagit County reports first flu-related death this season

"I learned the hard way to take up the flu jab having been laid low for two weeks before Christmas with nausea, fatigue and aching muscles which has made me determined to be first in the queue next year".

To be effective, the drugs must be taken in 12 to 48 hours from onset of symptoms, which include cough, muscle aches and fever.

What is the H3N2 flu strain?

Category A, is a further broken down into specific strains of the virus, and one of these is H3N2. Texas is second only to Arkansas in the percentage of doctor visits linked to the flu.

What is the "Aussie flu" outbreak? Compared to the 2016-2017 flu season, there were 1,109 total cases and 275 weekly cases reported for the same time period previous year.

The flu could hit Pennsylvania hard the next three months.

Scott County Health Department public information officer Jackie Hall said influenza is not a reportable disease in Iowa either.

"We need to be prepared, alert and flexible".

The "H3" strain of the flu is much more serious, especially for the elderly and children. "In fact, such a sharp increase in activity is a signature feature of influenza that distinguishes it from other respiratory viruses that have a more prolonged, grumbling activity through the winter period".

Flu vaccines are covered by most insurance plans. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

Up to half of the children who die from flu have no known medical condition that would have put them at higher risk.

The last major outbreak of the deadly H1N1 flu virus was in 1918 at the close of WW1.

An estimated 500 million people across the globe were caught the illness.

"Vaccination will prevent infection in a large number of cases", he said in a news release.

Global Positioning System say we need to take advantage of free vaccines as the so-called Aussie Flu spreads.

It was later discovered that in many victims the vicious virus had invaded their lungs and caused pneumonia.

People are also being reminded to still get the flu shot if they haven't done so already.

What's the difference between flu and the common cold?

Montana is current seeing widespread influenza activity and the CDC is also warning the public about the potential severity this flu season poses.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explained: "These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs".

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