Dallas County Now Up to 23 Flu-Related Deaths This Season

Ana Martinez a medical assistant at the Sea Mar Community Health Center gives a patient a flu shot in Seattle. According to an update by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Friday Jan. 12 2018 flu is now widespread in every state

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends anyone over 6 months of age receive a flu vaccination.

Sounds of sniffling and coughing can be heard across Texas with what could be the worst flu season in the past few years. "From a public health point of view it is very hard to contain flu", Dr. Bettina Fries, from Stony Brook University Hospital, told WCBS 880's Sophia Hall.

The Georgia Department of Public Health is urging anyone in Georgia that has not gotten a flu shot to get one after it says the organization has confirmed four flu-related deaths in the state.

Dr. Safranek said although the flu shot won't make you bullet proof, it's still your best defense along with some other advice.

The B strain started circulating much earlier than usual, said the agency.

People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms: Fever* or feeling feverish/chills; cough; sore throat; runny or stuffy nose; muscle or body aches; headaches; fatigue (tiredness). The oldest and the youngest are the most vulnerable. The last time Arizona saw a surge in flu cases and deaths was in 2009, when the H1N1 strain broke out, which led to the deaths of over 900 Arizonans. The flu season typically runs until late spring, so it's not too late to get vaccinated, Ballard said. From Dec. 31 to January 6, ARC tested more than 500 patients with flu-like symptoms.

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The number of cases in Saskatchewan is up 80 percent from a year ago, something Werker says should not worry people in the province.

"The problem with flu is you become infectious, that means you become contagious, you can give it to somebody else 24 hours before you know that you even have it".

Jones says this week, the hospital has seen an increase in positive flu swabs. It takes about two weeks for the vaccine to be fully effective.

"If someone is vaccinated and they encounter someone with influenza - unless the vaccine that they received isn't a flawless match - they still will have reduced symptoms as well as a potentially shortened course of the illness", Echols said.

If you get the flu, stay home and rest so you don't spread it to other people.

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