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Eight More Flu-Related Deaths Reported in Iowa

Eight More Flu-Related Deaths Reported in Iowa

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), vaccination should continue throughout flu season, as long as flu viruses are circulating.

Almost every state now has widespread flu activity according to the Centers For Disease Control (CDC).

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced eight deaths occurred this week, bringing the total number of flu-related deaths to 14 since October 1, 2017. Health officials reported their findings in a Thursday morning phone conference.

The rate of hospitalizations for laboratory-confirmed cases of flu doubled last week, rising to 22.7 hospitalizations per 100,000 people, up from 13.7 the prior week.

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The flu season is intensifying in CT and the state Department of Public Health said hundreds of hospitalizations and 15 deaths of residents who are 65 years old and older are alarming. The review included people over the age of 65, McDowell said.

Influenza has been reported in all eight counties in CT. Doctors want to remind you that the flu and the cold are two different illnesses and the cold can not lead to the flu.

And while flu activity may be peaking, Jernigan warned there will still be several weeks of activity, which will likely see more infections caused by influenza B strains.

As bad as this flu season may be, however, Jernigan said it was still too early to tell how severe the impact will be. "Whether we will reach that level this year we don't know", Jernigan said.

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Athens-Limestone Hospital has issued an advisory asking people not to visit the hospital if they are experiencing any flu-like symptoms. The symptoms of body aches, fatigue, and respiratory symptoms are especially severe, leading more people to seek hospital treatment.

Palomar Health is giving away its remaining 150 doses of flu vaccine to anyone, age 9 through adult, who has yet to get this year's shot. Antivirals can shorten the duration and severity of the flu. "As of December 30th, there have been approximately 270,000 doses of vaccine given". "We've clearly based the baseline in November and we're at the peak of it now".

The flu strain now causing the most infections is H3N2, an influenza A virus that has been linked with increased hospitalizations and death, especially in young children and adults over age 65.

Across the globe people are not faring much better, according to the World Health Organization.

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