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.
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".
Adul Saosongyang , 35, is alleged to have switched the card, which he thought was a $10,000 victor , while his roommate slept. The man, whose identity has not been released, returned home, told his roommates about his lucky strike and went to bed.
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 .
Federer is in near career-best form after winning a record third Hopman Cup title with Switzerland in Perth last week. I guess he didn't want me to be a wasted talent. "Sure, I make those decisions but I've been lucky along the way".
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.
Indeed, it seems that the only hopes will be on triumphing in Europe, as they have been doing for so many years. It was an attempt to bat away crisis headlines, but it did not work. "His recovery will be monitored".
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 palace wished Middleton a happy birthday on the palace and the royal family's official Twitter accounts. Charlotte goes to Willcocks Nursery School, while George goes to Thomas's London Day School in Battersea.
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.
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.
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.
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.
US Secretary of State Pompeo meets Iraqi Speaker in Baghdad
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.
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.
"New captain" Saunders has Wolves' trust in interim role
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.
Chelsea links a compliment to Wilson, says Howe
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.
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.