Flu virus spreading in NY, prompting public-health alert

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The dominant circulating virus is of the Yamagata lineage, but the WHO-recommended composition of trivalent vaccines for use in the northern hemisphere's flu season was two influenza A viruses (H1N1 and H3N2) and an influenza B virus of the Victoria lineage, CDC Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) said.

In Australia, hospital admissions for influenza were more than double what is reported in a normal season, according to officials there. "So, that's a bit of concern", she says.

It is now again urging people to get the flu vaccination, following a number of deaths from the so-called "Aussie flu" strain.

10 people under age 65 had died from influenza-related illness, says the California Department of Public Health.

To prevent the flu or at least minimize symptoms, Bennett says to get vaccinated and wash your hands frequently. "Advice, tips, information and videos on getting over flu and other common illnesses are available at a new HSE website.The site was developed by the HSE along with Global Positioning System and pharmacists and is a great resource for people to get advice and get better".

Cardiff and Vale health board said it had also seen an increase in patients with flu and respiratory conditions.

Amendments to the regulations allow for the removal of masks when health care workers are accompanying patients in the community, providing speech therapy services, or communicating with persons who lip read. "The flu vaccine is made to protect against the flu viruses that research and surveillance indicate will likely be most common during the season".

Australian flu is the name given to flu subtype influenza A (H3N2).

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We're right in the middle of flu season and if you've ever had it, you know how sick you can get. Much of California, Texas and the southeastern US are dealing with high numbers of flu patients. Despite these painful symptoms, most people will recover in less than two weeks.

That's why we're tackling six major myths about the flu and how to treat it.

A few months back, the first warnings arrived about the H3N2 virus (aka the "Aussie Flu") - which saw both Australia and New Zealand hit with their worst outbreaks on record - and that the virus would most likely make it to the United Kingdom, becoming the worst flu season on record.

Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine every season.

Antiviral drugs (which require a doctor's orders) won't totally cure the flu, but they can make symptoms milder and shorter, and they are especially effective if taken in the first 48 hours of illness onset. This might include gelatin, antibiotics, or other ingredients.

Flu complications, such as pneumonia, can result in hospitalization or even death.

Symptoms can last for up to one week. From 2009-2010 through 2015-2016, Idaho averaged 23 flu-related deaths per year.

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