On average, the 10- to 12-week flu season generally ends in March, she said. NHS staff are doing a tremendous job at a tough time of year, and we should all do our bit to not add unnecessary pressure on the health service. "Everywhere from babies to elderly are getting it".
Flu deaths have soared dramatically by 50% in the last seven days, with 27 reported in the last week, it was reportedaccording to new figures released by Public Health England.
Chen also says if the symptoms are severe, a person might try a trip to urgent care before the emergency room because it could be faster.
The entire last flu season, there were 173 cases, compared to this season, in just the first three months, there have been 130.
Parkland Hospital in Dallas has seen nearly 1,000 people coming to their emergency department seeking treatment.
Health Minister John Haggie says a potentially less-than-perfect flu vaccine doesn't mean people should skip their flu vaccine this year. "Drink lots and lots of water and treat the symptoms - Tylenol, Motrin - for fever".
Further compounding the issue is this year's flu shot.
Dr Cillian de Gascun of the UCD Virus Reference Laboratory as the AH3N2 strain, popularly known as Aussie flu, is proving a threat but the dominant risk is a B strain, not covered by the standard flu vaccine.
From Dec. 31 to January 6, the Arizona Department of Health Services received 2,455 reports of flu.
For the first time, a cell-grown H3N2 vaccine reference virus was used to produce the H3N2 component of the cell-based vaccine, Flucelvax.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explained: "These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs".
While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them. Rock Island County residents interested in getting a flu shot can call the health department at 794-7080. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
"Wash your hands", Townes urges, noting some influenza strains won't survive long on surfaces, but some germs associated with common colds can survive on surfaces for hours.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is getting new downloadable content, and it focuses on one of Nintendo's leading characters. Players looking for more relaxed gameplay can try out the Dragon Quest Builders demo , live on the Nintendo eShop today.
Today at CES in Las Vegas, Lenovo took the wraps off a smart speaker with a nice difference to the Google Home, it has a screen. Now, staying true to Google's promise, LG has revealed its first Smart Display , dubbed the ThinQ WK9.
A compliance conference in their divorce proceedings was due to take place on Wednesday but Ms Abedin did not show up. Weiner reported to prison in November to serve a 21-month sentence for sexting with a 15-year-old girl.
The Insight's battery pack is located under the rear seats, allowing a full-size boot and 60/40 split folding. Honda is wagering that an ordinary vehicle with 5 seats is the thing that the market needs.
The highly edited video, which showed the body and the onlookers' reactions, was viewed by millions globally before being removed. He later issued two apologies and announced that he would be suspending his vlog temporarily to "take time to reflect".
Ecuador is working on finding a way for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to leave its London embassy after five years. However, during his campaign, Moreno warned him "not to intervene in the politics" of countries friendly to Ecuador.
The changes will take effect in February and affect more than 1 million US Walmart employees, the company said. What's happening now is that these wicked "corporate interests" are "giving it away" to their workers.
Chelsea resumed on the front foot and saw another aerial chance go begging when Christensen nodded over from close range. We must be more clinical offensively otherwise if you don't score and you are unlucky the game finishes as a draw.
Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle provided further details, stating that the injury isn't too serious. The Warriors have no plans for Stephen Curry to undergo an MRI or X-ray on his injured right ankle.
This sparked a change in the goal of Facebook's product teams - helping users to have more meaningful social interactions. Over the next few weeks, users will begin seeing fewer viral videos and news articles shared by media companies.
Australia also experienced significant cases of influenza B and parts of Canada appear to be mimicking that pattern. The majority of hospitalizations and deaths due to flu across the country have been among adults aged 65 and older.
Per Rapoport, the Seahawks are letting Richard pursue "another opportunity", although it's unclear what that opportunity is. In his seven seasons as Seahawks offensive coordinator, Bevell guided them into the top 10 in points scored four times.