"We're looking more like the influenza season we experienced in 2014-2015 - it was a bad flu year".
Flu antiviral medications are recommended as an adjunct to the vaccine in patients with confirmed or suspected flu who have severe, complicated, or progressive illness; who require hospitalization; or who are at high risk for flu-related complications.
The man did have underlying health conditions.
The death comes as data indicates that influenza activity is increasing in Monterey County, health department officials said.
The department's medical director, Patricia Quinlisk, told The Des Moines Register (http://dmreg.co/2iOJ3HF ) that she's particularly concerned because of a rare occurrence this flu season: four flu strains are circulating in the state.
Flu season, which began three months ago, can last through April, meaning that people who are not vaccinated will be susceptible to the nasty bug for quite a while.
All local health departments, primary care physicians as well as local pharmacies offer the flu vaccine. "Influenza vaccines are still widely available and it is not too late to get vaccinated".
With this new information in mind, go out and get a flu shot if you haven't already, and be sure that you and your family are taking the necessary steps toward enjoying a healthy winter season.
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For the other 10 percent, let yourself have small indulgences that help you keep yourself a little happier and more human. Hopefully that will also keep your positive, supportive messaging targets more focused on your actual Resolutions.
The flu continues to intensify across Pennsylvania, with about 2,000 cases reported across the state last week. Influenza can come with a fever, chills, a cough, sore throat, a runny or stuffed nose, body aches, headaches and fatigue.
National Clinical Lead for Acute Hospitals Dr Colm Henry, says the current flu outbreak is leading to more older people to attending hospital: "The impact on hospitals has seen a much greater than expected proportion of older people presented to hospitals, being admitted and requiring ongoing care at hospitals". Flu vaccine also may be given at other locations and times not listed.
"Flu activity has taken off in the past two weeks in our area", Duchin said.
Not true. You need a flu shot every year as the viral strains change and the vaccine weakens.
The health department provides the flu shot without meeting any requirements.
Fenno recommends the usual tips, such as wash your hands, cover your coughs and sneezes and stay home if you're sick.
Currently, anyone showing flu-like symptoms must wear a mask when you enter Providence St. Peter.