Health officials: 4 Oklahomans have died from the flu this season

Health officials: 4 Oklahomans have died from the flu this season

The 47-year-old male from New Castle County was infected with influenza A. We're told he had other underlying health conditions. Numbers of local cases were not readily available from Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. "With influenza activity on the rise, I encourage anyone who hasn't gotten a flu shot to get one to help protect themselves and their loved ones". The best time to receive the influenza vaccine is in October, November and December before the peak of influenza season, as it can take two weeks to become effective.

Earlier research estimated the death toll to range anywhere from 250,000-500,000 deaths from all illnesses related to the flu.

US officials are predicting an especially challenging 2017/2018 flu season, which is just getting underway in the northern hemisphere.

The school's students and staff were administered some other antiviral agents, and the school was also fumigated, following the detection of the swine flu.

There have been 612 influenza-related hospitalizations reported, and no reports of pediatric deaths from influenza.

Though the new report sheds light on seasonal flu morality burden and the need for greater prevention, Sullivan wrote, "What is less clear is whether our current prevention strategies are adequate to reduce this burden". So mention this to your doctor when you go for your vaccine!

There have now been confirmed cases of influenza in 54 of New York's 62 counties, the state Department of Health reported this week.

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Experts say that 27 people had to be hospitalized within the last week due to the flu virus, bringing the total number of hospitalizations to 179.

Influenza is spread by respiratory droplets released when infected people cough or sneeze nearby or when people touch surfaces or objects contaminated with those infectious respiratory droplets.

Although recommendations are in place, the problem is that more often than not, underdeveloped countries are unable to produce and distribute seasonal vaccines, and many lack vaccination programs.

Most importantly, a flu shot won't ever give you the flu, since the virus that's injected is not live.

"We recommend that for everyone 6 months and older, if you haven't received your vaccine yet, now is the time to get it", said Shannon Stokley, an associate director for science in the immunization services division at the CDC.

Besides the vaccination, Burstein says there are things you can do to protect yourself.

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