Flu season underway in DE; takes life of elderly Sussex County woman

Flu season underway in DE; takes life of elderly Sussex County woman”

The state has reported 10 deaths, five facility outbreaks and one school-wide outbreak of the flu this season. Jennifer Dillaha, Medical Director for Immunizations at the Arkansas Department of Health, said the flu is now a widespread epidemic across the United States.

A "confirmed case" of influenza means one thing: that the flu sufferer requires hospitalization due to their symptoms.

"It's been quiet, but we could see an increase", Allen said. And once you get it, the vaccine begins working quickly - according to the Mayo Clinic, anyone can benefit from the flu vaccine, even if they get it in the height of flu season. There are four types of the virus: A, B, C and D. In humans, influenza A and B are the two that routinely cause the seasonal flu each year.

"What's important is to get a flu shot every year because the strains will change", Nelson said, "It's important to get one each year because the most common strains that are circulating are included in the vaccine".

The Department of Health recommends that everyone 6 months or older receive a flu vaccination. You can check for times and locations at the Division of Public Health website.

DPH said this flu season is hitting children, teens and young adults particularly hard.

This means there's no more nasal flu vaccine, which experts found practically ineffective.

"It would have been better to get vaccinated in October, and you may want to think about that next year, but you can still get vaccinated and see benefit from it", Brammer said. But when should parents get the flu shot?

Georgia is having some of the highest flu activity in the country right now. That's compared to 19 flu cases this time last flu season.

Another way to help prevent the spread of flu and other winter viruses is to practice good health habits including frequent hand washing with soapy water or use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers, and covering coughs and sneezes with a sleeve or tissue.

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