New Jersey Health Department Confirms First Pediatric Flu Death Of Season

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This statement indicates there is a limited supply of influenza vaccines available for free in San Antonio, Texas, which has a population over 1.5 million people. Flu symptoms can include fever or feverish/chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headache, tiredness, and some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

Nationally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine each season.

The high prevalence of A (H1N1) pdm09 strain-currently 81.4% of all positive specimen tests-is a deviation from last year's flu season, when the H3N2 mutation strain was prevalent in about 90% of all flu cases reported through mid-January 2018.

"On a weekly basis we're seeing more and more cases of the flu", said director of urgent care for Primary Health Medical Group Dr. Derek Hamblin.

The most effective way to protect against the flu is to get a dose of seasonal flu vaccine. While the CDC recommends that people get vaccinated against the flu by the end of October, getting a flu shot later can still be beneficial.

But most importantly, before flu season peaks, people should make it a top priority to go to or call their county health department or health care provider to be vaccinated. You can not get the flu from the flu shot, but immunity usually takes about two weeks to develop.

So far this year, only 4,122 cases of flu in Missouri have been laboratory confirmed.

"Complacency worries me most of all".

Ottawa Public Health officials warn that flu has not yet peaked and the level of influenza being seen in other parts of Canada could be coming to Ottawa.

It also highlights the need for influenza vaccine effectiveness estimates and the importance of the U.S. Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Network in providing updated information for committee recommendations, he said. "Prescription flu medicine started early can shorten the duration of symptoms", Dr. Jeffrey Klausner, a professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), told Healthline.

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