"We can calculate that if about half the people exposed to the flu couldn't get infected and pass it on because they're immune, for example, the virus wouldn't be able to spread and the epidemic would stop". The CDC's Twitter account is also a helpful resource to stay on top of the latest information about this year's flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose.
Last season at that point, 11,275 cases of lab-confirmed flu had been reported.
Hu said the prevalent flu strain this year has been H1N1, which has a higher risk to younger people. That's more than double the activity of the previous week.
He or she was not vaccinated against the flu.
Seventy-one of those kids had to be admitted to the ICU.
Dr. Walshak says he expects to see more flu cases around the country.
"So we're probably on track to coming up to more of our peak activity in the next couple of weeks or so".
After a relatively slow start to flu season, influenza activity is now widespread in almost half of US states. "The number of cases peaked in Calgary around mid-November and now they're quite a bit lower". Typically, the Atlantic province begins seeing a surge of flu in late December, following the close-quarters socializing of the Christmas holidays when the virus finds lots of hosts to infect.
Since Dec. 1, Piedmont Newnan has experienced an increase in influenza cases in both the emergency room and in patients being admitted.
Authorities have not identified the 4-year-old, who died outside of the county, according to a news release from the Riverside University Health System-Public Health.
Getting flu shots at U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks.
H1N1 is the flu strain at the centre of the pandemic outbreak of a decade ago. Melnick said it's still too early to tell how effective this season's flu shot has been.
Vaccination is especially important for people who are at high risk of developing serious complications from influenza.
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 shot is a vaccine that helps protect you against the seasonal flu virus.