Pediatric flu deaths reported in Kentucky and Ohio

Pediatric flu deaths reported in Kentucky and Ohio

In the most recent report, flu cases decreased from 19,968 patients to 17,706 patients. The Department of Public Health encourages El Paso residents to call 2-1-1 to find a flu vaccine provider.

Emergency doctors at St. John's Riverside Hospital in Yonkers say the severity of the flu this season may have to do with the particular strain of vaccine being circulated. All four of those patients were 65 or older.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that rates of hospitalizations and deaths from the virus are higher than what's typically expected for this time of year. Influenza A, the most common strain in Kentucky is being attributed to the deaths. "But we are in peak flu season". Harrie notes that the health department only tracks cases where residents were hospitalized for 24 hours or more.

Influenza has hit the Kalamazoo area hard, prompting extra precautions to prevent the virus from spreading. People who've been vaccinated and get the flu may have a less severe bout of illness than those who are not vaccinated, they say. "It is very reasonable to get a prescription over the phone if the likelihood of the flu is very high", Pavia says. It is important to promptly consult a doctor or an urgent care facility if symptoms are severe, to assure proper treatment. "Don't try to tough it out".

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But health officials recommend getting it anyway. People are usually not contagious five to seven days after the flu symptoms start. In addition to allowing time for those who are sick to get well, closure of the special education school serving Kalamazoo County provides an opportunity for the building to be disinfected.

Both men received flu vaccines but also had underlying medical conditions, according to the DPH. She said the district is monitoring the situation and encouraging people to stay home if they are sick. It can also be spread through the air. Use a tissue to cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.

This year's flu strain, H3N2, has proven to be especially challenging for health care professionals.

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