Flu-Related Deaths Reported In Tarrant County

Flu-Related Deaths Reported In Tarrant County

Ronald Pratt
January 11, 2018

ODH also is reporting more than 1,700 new confirmed flu-associated hospitalizations in OH during the first week of January, a significant increase over 925 reported during the last week of December. There have been 3,854 total flu-associated hospitalizations in OH since flu season began last October.

The victim was a 4-year-old boy from Montgomery County.

Arizona Department of Health Services reported 7,978 cases of influenza, including 2,453 cases in the last week of December, the highest number since it began tracking the virus.

H3N2 has been responsible for some of the worst flu seasons in the U.S. in recent years, including the 2006-2007, 2012-2013, and 2014-2015 bouts.

A statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the GES, Rebecca Ackwonu on behalf of the Director General said: "An outbreak of Influenza-A H1N1 was confirmed in a secondary school Kumasi Academy (Senior High School) in Ashanti Region in December, 2017".

KRMC saw 39 flu patients the week before Christmas, 78 the week after Christmas and 86 in the first week of the New Year, spokeswoman Teri Williams said.

Rodriguez said that even if the vaccine is weak this year, vaccinating is still the most important thing county residents can do to avoid getting sick and mitigate the illness if they do get sick.

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"High fever, body aches, generally feeling very exhausted", Dr. Cannon said.

Southern Nevada in 2017 had almost three times the number of flu cases reported in 2016.

Let your doctor know right away if you have symptoms suggestive of the flu during flu season.

The H3N2 flu virus that is causing the problem this year has hit hard at the elderly and very young.

Baber said people should not be swayed against getting a shot based on a common misconception floated worldwide. In Dayton Children's emergency department last week, there were 220 positive tests for the flu, which was 30 percent of those tested.

The CDC says you can help limit the spread of the flu by washing your hands often and disinfecting spots that are touched frequently. "Compared to the last three seasons, it looks a lot worse but it goes up and down". If you have symptoms of influenza, contact your health care provider promptly to find out if antiviral treatment is needed. While the flu vaccine can vary in how well it works, people who still get sick may have milder symptoms.