The Flu is Not Slowing Down, More People Expected to Get Sick

Free flu shots being offered Thursday in Hampton

The hope is to provide some additional protection and possibly reduce the spread of the virus and the length of the flu season. There have been more than 102,000 cases confirmed through lab testing-about 20% of all the respiratory infection samples sent out.

The California Department of Public Health said vaccinating is the best protection against the influenza virus.

As many of us know, today's flu is the worst that America has seen since 1918. There is significant flu activity in every U.S. state except for OR and Hawaii according to the CDC.

If you notice any symptoms, schedule a visit to the health center. There have been no supply shortages reported. The flu season runs through late May. There is still time to get a flu shot and have it be effective in protecting against influenza, health officials said.

CDC officials said flu activity has been elevated for nine consecutive weeks this season.

Kinsa Inc., which makes "smart thermometer" apps that track fever spikes in real time, last week reported that Kansas had become the nation's flu epicenter, with 6.6 percent of the population displaying flu-like symptoms.

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By comparison, there were 166 reported cases (164 Influenza A and two Influenza B), as of January 28, 2017, including 47 hospitalizations and four deaths.

Influenza can cause mild to severe illness and sometimes require hospitalization. Some people may also have vomiting and diarrhea.

How long are people contagious when they're infected?

"This season is a somber reminder of why flu is one of the greatest public health challenges", CDC acting director Anne Schuchat said during a recent call with reporters.

And as for reports of people getting different forms of the flu, Wojciechowski says: "If there's a different strain circulating then you could get the flu again with that other strain". It is also important for family members and people who have regular contact with high-risk individuals to be vaccinated. Also avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, as viruses enter the body this way. If you go to the emergency room and you are not sick with the flu, you may catch it from people who do have it. So is it too late to keep you or your child from becoming sick? "It does have some efficacy and it is preventing deaths and preventing hospitalizations and importantly preventing that transmission to other people". It may prevent those around you from getting sick. The CDC reminds everyone that the flu can be more serious or have higher incidents of complications in the elderly, children, pregnant women and those with immuno=compromised systems. These drugs work best when started within two days of symptoms first appearing. During the 2016-17 flu season, Kentucky recorded 76 deaths.

Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department Administrator Howard Gamble says the flu shot is not unsafe, and that this article most likely is twisting factual information to match a certain narrative. These numbers are the highest weekly numbers in both categories since reporting began in 2004. And the number of cases will likely increase.

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