By the last week in December, 7.4 percent of doctor visits in Georgia were for flu-like symptoms (compared to the baseline of 2.2 percent), and four deaths had been attributed to influenza (one patient was a child; the other three were senior citizens).
While Mema says it's close to being the peak of the flu season, it can stick around well into March.
The flu is mainly affecting children and the over 65s, said HSE public health specialist Dr Kevin Kelleher.
Data shows that the number of flu cases are likely to spike in the coming weeks. Thirteen children have died from the flu so far this season.
Did you get your flu shot? Vaccines protect against multiple flu strains.
Indiana Basketball: Hoosiers fall to MI 74-63 They joined No. 8 Michigan State as the two teams without a Big Ten loss four games into the 20-game conference schedule. Michigan: The Wolverines usually play just two players off the bench, but Johns may have earned more playing time.
Kim Jong Un leaves China after talks with Xi on Trump sanctions Kim made the promise during his summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Tuesday, according to Xinhua News Agency. Kim and Xi held talks Tuesday - believed to be Kim's birthday - shortly after the North Korean leader arrived in Beijing .
This year's flu season has a far different profile than last year's: it began earlier and the predominant circulating A strain is H1N1, the viral type that caused the pandemic in 2009-2010 but hasn't made much of an appearance for the last few years. If you don't have medical insurance, you can go to a County public health center to get vaccinated. The CDC estimates that 80,000 people died of the flu during the 2017-2018 season. "When you get vaccinated, you are not just protecting yourself, you are also protecting the people you love". Cold symptoms are usually milder than the symptoms of flu.
The CDC is the official recorder of flu outbreaks in the USA, and offers a free app, FluView, to help users track flu outbreaks in their state throughout flu season.
Influenza symptoms include: headache, fever (102-104), weakness, runny or stuff nose, sneezing, sore throat, cough, chest discomfort and general aches and pains.
Local health care providers and pharmacies all over Lee County also provide flu shots. "So what we like to say, 'It's really not all about you'".
Bankole said federal health officials have been able to develop vaccines that do a better job of preventing H1N1.
"We can calculate that if about half the people exposed to the flu couldn't get infected and pass it on because they're immune, for example, the virus wouldn't be able to spread and the epidemic would stop".
Don Lutes, Jr., of Pittsfield, Massachusetts discovered a rare "copper" 1943 Lincoln Penny in his lunch money in 1947. Now, some 70 years later, the coin is being auctioned off . and the current highest bid is well over $100,000.
But the bloc refuses to reopen the agreement, and opposition to the negotiated deal remains strong among British lawmakers. A majority of members of Parliament oppose a no-deal Brexit, but it remains the default option if May's deal is rejected.
Additionally, Breer reports that quarterback Sam Darnold played a role in the Jets decision to hire Gase. McCarthy told NFL Network he has chose to sit out the upcoming season after the Jets hired Adam Gase.
IBM has, therefore, consolidated all the components of the Q System One into a glass-enclosed, air-tight environment. The Consumer Electronics Show floor is abuzz with the talk about IBM's standalone quantum computer.
The result, announced early on Thursday, means the first electoral transfer of power in 59 years of independence in the DRC. The delay in announcing results has led some Congolese to suspect possible manipulation in favor of the ruling party.
According to The Athletic, the Minnesota Timberwolves have fired Head Coach and President of Basketball Operations Tom Thibodeau . ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski says the Timberwolves have interest in Hoiberg as a potential head coach or GM.
Britain's Andy Murray will open his Australian Open campaign against Spain's 22nd seed Roberto Bautista Agut . For me it's just taking it day by day, doing the right things, taking even better care of my body.
The efforts are looking to find other victims who would join a "united front" before a case is presented to a state attorney. Foxx, a sexual assault survivor herself, said that she was left "sickened" after watching the series.
The two Democrats were also stymied by peculiar production decisions; hemmed in side-by-side behind a narrow podium in the U.S. In the past, Trump's talks to the nation have been carefully scrutinized for false information.
The anti-government forces have been strongly supported by Turkey , and to a lesser extent by countries in the Arabian Peninsula. They include not just crushing the Kurds, but also becoming a major player in the fight to fill that country's power vacuum.
The police are now asking the public for any information regarding the search for Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen. Norwegian police have also engaged worldwide counterparts in Interpol and Europol as part of the probe.
According to report from the Stamford Bridge, Higuain is expected to earn about £140,000 a week when he finally joins the club. Chelsea, for their part, are in need of a striker after deploying Eden Hazard as a false nine for a large chunk of the season.
The US Open row will not tarnish Serena’s legacy: Evert
Chris Evert has no doubt that history will only reflect well on Serena Williams , who is preparing for the Australian Open . It was an incident that overshadowed Naomi Osaka's maiden grand slam triumph and split opinion among fans and pundits alike.
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It was also just the seventh interception and second interception returned for a touchdown in Tagovailoa's career. During the 1985-1986 season, Holieway took over as starting quarterback after Troy Aikman's leg was broken.
Markets buoyed by optimism over US-China trade talks
On Monday, Chinese importers made another large purchase of U.S. soybeans, their third in the past month. This meeting was previously unscheduled, signaling the two sides could be coming together on key issues.
Trump's prime-time bid to end border wall impasse falls flat
He appealed to Congress to end "this crisis" and for every American to "call Congress" and tell them to "secure our border". Not even Fox News was having Donald Trump's lies about border security following his prime time address on Tuesday night.