San Angelo not spared from widespread flu cases across Texas

San Angelo not spared from widespread flu cases across Texas

"Every year, there are still a number of people that die from flu, and they can be healthy individuals", said Dr. Quan. There were also seven flu-related deaths recorded.

In California, health officials note that flu activity in the state is widespread and at levels usually seen at the peak of the influenza season.

"Our healthcare system has been stressed even here in Minnesota trying to find room for all these people", MDH infectious disease Dr. Greg Siwek said.

Figures from Public Health England show that during the last week of 2017, there were 114 patients newly admitted to intensive care units or high dependency units with flu.

Each year, when scientists put together the flu shot, they take an educated guess on what strains of the flu virus will best protect the most patients.

CHC held 45 flu clinics across campus, where thousands of students simply walked in and received the flu shot within minutes. The city of Roanoake is aiming to get everyone vaccinated, by offering the shot for free at their fire station. "We have been very full in our emergency department with cases of flu and other respiratory illnesses". Dr. Kulish says if you can't control these symptoms at home, you should take a trip to the emergency room.

He said it's impossible to predict how each flu season will pan out. But doctors still insist you should get the flu vaccine.


Nearly 700 confirmed cases of influenza have hit the Province of Saskatchewan, but the good news is it looks as though flu season has hit it's peak.

The non-profit immunization group recently received a shipment of over 2,000 flu vaccines for adults, and has an additional stockpile reserved exclusively for children who do not have health insurance or can not otherwise afford the vaccine.

"In general, this year appears to be typical of one where influenza Type A - H3N2 - dominates", Werker said, noting that particular flu disproportionally affects seniors and young children.

HISD reported 16 students with flu-like symptoms this year, but only one has been confirmed as the flu.

People can go to https:/vaccinefinder.org to find sites that offer vaccinations.

The flu may not sound like a big deal, but if you've ever had it, you know it can make you feel miserable. If residents are having a hard time fighting the flu, Andrews encouraged them to see their physician for better care.

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