CDC: Flu activity increasing in New York City

CDC: Flu activity increasing in New York City

The Kentucky Department for Public Health is reporting "widespread" flu activity, which is the highest level the state gives for the virus.

The Health Service Executive is urging all people in at-risk groups for the flu to get vaccinated if they have yet to do so, as the virulent H1N1 flu strain makes its presence felt in Ireland. "So you get A circulating and then towards the end you start seeing some B activity", he said.

In more serious cases it can lead to pneumonia.

The most recent indication is that the scale has reached over half way to surpassing the flu season threshold sparking fears that flu season, where hundreds become sick with the virus, is only days out. H1N1 is associated with sometimes milder symptoms, he said, which may have led to fewer deaths and hospitalizations.

This year, the majority of flu vaccines being offered in the community protect against two strains of influenza A and two strains of influenza B, the release said. Last year's season was thought to have been particularly rough.

An estimated five to 12 percent of Pennsylvanians get the flu each season.

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Flu vaccinations aren't flawless but will reduce your chances of becoming ill. Public health officials point out, that strain is covered by this year's flu vaccine. Still, most Albertans don't get vaccinated.

The first laboratory confirmed case of the influenza A virus has been reported in the Greater Sudbury area, Public Health Sudbury reported Wednesday afternoon.

Previous seasons saw fewer cases: under 4,500 cases in 2016-17 and more than 5,300 in 2015-16.

Unfortunately, doctors say there is no one sure fire way to prevent anyone from getting the flu, but a vaccine and some good practices can keep you from getting stuck on the couch.

People hope the numbers will slow down in the new year.

By avoiding the flu, you also protect those around you who might be more vulnerable to the illness, including children, seniors and people with pre-existing illnesses, such as asthma.

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