Unusually high flu activity expected to worsen, ND health department says

Health Department reports first flu-related death of the season in El Paso

If it seems like this flu season is worse than last year, that's probably because Dallas County is seeing a spike in cases much earlier than in previous years, said Zachary Thompson, director of the Dallas County Health and Human Services Department. The district reported that flu shots a year ago reduced the chance that a child would end up in the doctor's office by 60 percent and said that all healthcare facilities should enforce their policies regarding healthcare workers' influenza vaccinations and masking.

"There are so many places you can go now, but at the health department we do immunization from age 6 months and up while some pharmacies only do 14 and up", Brown said. Vaccination is especially important for pregnant women, the elderly and others at high risk of influenza complications.

Burton said that's not good for avoiding flu and infections, as the germs from the facial tissue are transferred to the inside of the pocket or the sleeve, and can be picked up again by touching those places afterwards.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends yearly flu vaccinations for everyone over the age of six months, although there are rare exceptions.

"I think there's much more to come", Thompson said. The report also indicated 83 new hospitalizations across Oklahoma.

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The vaccine is safe and effective.

She said: "We are encouraging children in the eligible groups to be vaccinated to prevent the spread of flu in schools and the wider community". They say that's why vaccines "wear off" instead of giving lifetime immunity from the very strains people are inoculated with. That's the way health officials measure the severity of flu season.

While there are many new ideas for designing a universal influenza vaccine, it will take years to develop one.

Last week, a Yukon elementary school was forced to close its doors after 115 students and 10 teachers called in sick.

Consider over-the-counter medications. For example nasal decongestants can help unclog a stuffy nose; and antihistamines stop sneezing.

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