The flawless storm behind this year's nasty flu season

The number of flu deaths in any year is between 80 and 120 people

Teresa Sherer, a pharmacist at Five Points Pharmacy, said the pharmacy had run out of flu prevention medication Tamiflu on Thursday but were able to secure more by Friday morning.

Data from some mid-Missouri counties show the number of confirmed flu cases doubled compared to the 2016-17 flu season.

Based on the latest available data, the United States could be experiencing one of the most severe flu seasons in years, possibly similar to the severe 2014-15 flu season, officials said.

Cover your mouth/nose when coughing or sneezing.

Between Dec., 31 and January, 6 Manitoba Health reports 17 deaths associated with the flu since September, 1, 2017. Thousands of additional cases are expected in the coming weeks, experts are predicting.

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Flu and pneumonia kill more New Yorkers than any other infection, the Health Department said.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the flu is widespread everywhere in the USA except for Hawaii and the District of Columbia. Health officials urge people in high-risk groups-babies, seniors, and those with compromised immune systems-to get vaccinated against the flu.

CBS Chicago reports that a 10-year-old boy in the area died of the flu on New Year's Eve after the virus attacked his heart.

Doctors on Long Island, meanwhile, are coping with a rising tide of people filling hospital beds.

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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.

Flu symptoms come on very quickly and can include: A sudden fever - a temperature of 38C or above Aching body Feeling tired or exhausted Dry, chesty cough Sore throat Headache Difficulty sleeping Loss of appetite Diarrhoea or tummy pain Nausea and being sick What are the different types of flu at the moment? "And by the time they go there, they already have secondary complications".

It's as a new heatmap puts part of our county in the red for the number of reported cases of flu-like bugs. The B strain started circulating much earlier than usual, said the agency. N allows the pathogens to break free from infected cells and move into unaffected cells during the infection cycle.

WellStar hospitals are not restricting visitations because of the flu, spokesman Tyler Pearson said.

"There's lots of flu in lots of places", he said.

Earlier this week, Crain's reported MI is facing widespread levels of patients with flu symptoms.

"It looks like it's starting to level out", said the CDC's Lynnette Brammer, who oversees flu tracking.

Her death comes as flu deaths have risen by 77% in just one week in England, according to Government figures, prompting fears of the worst outbreak in 50 years.

Spatial distancing involves staying at least 3 feet away from people during conversations.

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