Officials say 16 more flu deaths reported in SC

Officials say 16 more flu deaths reported in SC

However, the Texas Department of State Health Services explained that the flu activity still remains high across the state.

PHOENIX - This year's flu season has been one of the worst in modern day history - and it is not over yet.

"Although the majority of cases that we've seen is the H3N2, which is a strain of influenza which has been notorious for bad flu seasons... influenza B cases are still on the rise", says Brown.

"We are clearly on the downturn, by all indicators", he said. Since October, 23,324 people have been hospitalized for influenza-associated complications.

Like most years, Campbell County Health implemented visiting restrictions at the Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center in January.

That type of flu overtook influenza A last month as the most common type in circulation in the state.

Health department official stress it's not too late to get a flu shot. That's less than half of the number of cases reported just a week earlier.

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The woman chose to dry the paper by placing it in the oven and, when it dried out, she could see some German writing on it. The previous world record for the oldest message in a bottle was 108 years, four months and 18 days, according to WAM.

"The season's not over but we're definitely on the downward trend right now", said Dr. Anne Schuchat, the CDC's acting director.

Nationally, the disease is "widespread" in 45 states and Puerto Rico.

It had been driven by a kind of flu that tends to put more people in the hospital and cause more deaths, and officials lately are seeing less of that. As of March 3, Pennsylvania had recorded 169 flu-related deaths in the 2017-2018 flu season, including five children.

Locally, officials haven't found this flu season to be much different from past flu seasons.

Flu is a contagious respiratory illness, spread by a virus.

Doctors advised to get vaccination as soon as possible as other virus that are similar to this flu virus can affect the unvaccinated person.

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