The Florida Department of Health said flu activity has been steadily increasing over the last few weeks.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that past year in the United States alone, 25 million people suffered from influenza-related illnesses, resulting in 11 million flu-associated medical visits.
The CDC says flu activity peaks sometime between December and February.
Evidence has been growing over the last several years about post-flu risks that most people and even some physicians don't know about, according to William Schaffner, MD, professor of Preventive Medicine and Infectious Disease at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
Patel said that from May 24 through late October, Will County Hospitals reported a total of 274 admissions for flu-like symptoms.
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Flu can be a very serious illness, and complications are usually more common in young children, older adults, pregnant women, and people with chronic health conditions.
The first flu-related death has been confirmed in CT.
Dr. Saqib Shahab is impressed by the number of Saskatchewan residents who have rolled up their sleeves to get flu shots. He is also the Director of the World Health Organization's Collaborating Center on the Ecology of Influenza in Animals and Birds that focuses on understanding influenza and improving vaccines to combat the virus. That's based on a new study looking at Australia's flu season which just ended.
"However imperfect, though, current influenza vaccines remain a valuable public health tool, and it is always better to get vaccinated than not to get vaccinated", the NEJM authors wrote. To access the list, go to www.yakimacounty.us/275/Health-District, hover over or click the "Your Health" dropdown menu and select "Flu Shot Locations".
"It still provides some degree of protection against the flu that you might not otherwise have", he said.
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"This is more typical of what we see most years", Shahab said. "The flu virus is ever-changing", she said.
"Regardless of how effective a vaccine is, vaccination is the best protection against the flu".
Today, H1N1 simply is one of many flu strains that are tracked, and like the others, causes the usual flu symptoms and reappears every so often. "So we won't know for sure what this season looks like until we get into it more". This particular component is one of the four parts of this year's flu vaccine (and was also in last year's flu vaccine).
"I'm really telling people now, with the holidays coming up and colder weather, that they really need to the flu shot now", Games said.
A flu shot contains either an inactive flu virus (that can not infect you) or no flu virus at all.
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