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Flu season now in full effect

Flu season now in full effect”

After a slow start, influenza is beginning to take hold across the U.S. The good news is that it's unlikely to be as bad as last season, when nearly 80,000 Americans died.

Widespread influenza activity was reported in 36 states.

Although prevention isn't always effective, she says it's pretty simple. They really knock people down.

The HSE uses a scale to determine when the flu season fully begins which incorporates a number of elements including a range of data.

The Pittsylvania-Danville Health District will offer free seasonal flu vaccine at a special dispensing clinic from 8 a.m.to 1 p.m. January 12 at the Danville Community Farmers' Market, located at 629 Craghead St.in Danville.

Crystal White Shield lost her 6-year-old daughter, Allison Eaglespeaker, to the flu on December 1. According to the North Carolina Public Health Division, flu-like illness in the state has reached more than 2 percent and local transmission has increased.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services Thursday said the flu outbreak in southeast Wisconsin has hit an "acceleration stage".

Even though flu season is well underway, it's not too late to get the flu vaccine, says Rock.

The early start to the flu season was partly to blame for filling emergency rooms with flu-infected people, the Public Health Agency of Canada has said. "Getting the flu vaccine is the most important thing you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones from getting influenza". "But we are starting to see more cases reported right now".

When you are sick, try to limit your contact with others. "Also do not forget to cover your cough and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth because germs are spread this way".

"Lots of hand washing".

Robert Henry, a physician's assistant at Ambient Care in Seaford, said "the most vulnerable population is the very young, the very old, and then also persons that have like chronic medical conditions", he said.

Stay home when you are ill-especially do not visit the hospital if you have flu-like symptoms.



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