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What You Need To Know About This Year's Flu Season

12 January 2018, 03:26 | Lucy Hill

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Preliminary estimates of flu vaccine effectiveness from this past year show the vaccine was roughly 40 percent effective. "But if you do get vaccinated and get influenza, hopefully, your symptoms will be less severe". Medical conditions such as asthma, chronic lung or heart disease and diabetes can also increase the risk for flu complications.

Jill Baber, influenza surveillance coordinator with the Division of Disease Control with the state, said eight cases have resulted in death, and two of those were in the state's northeast quadrant. The decision to move people to single bedrooms at the new Dumfries Infirmary prevented the infection spreading from one patient to another.

"Stay home, don't go to work, don't go to the gym, don't go to religious services", Schaffner told ABC News. The states reportable deaths are only a fraction of those who actually die from the flu.

Canada is now dealing with a serious flu outbreak, and experts say peak infections by a dominant strain of the virus could occur sometime within the next few weeks. The vaccine reduces the chance of serious illness, hospitalisation and even death among those who are most at risk. And in Arkansas, 14 percent of all physicians clinical visits were due to flu-like symptoms. "It's the worst strain".

While Aussie flu has spread quickly across Europe, there's no need to panic, says Medical Director for Bupa UK, Dr Steve Iley.

More than 623 positive cases of flu has been reported for the week ending December 31, with 34 people being admitted to a GHS hospital in that time frame.

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"What we're seeing right now is more illness than we typically see most seasons at this point in the year, it's not exclusive it's not the first time we've had an early flu season but this is the first time in recent years", said manager of epidemiology, Kimberly Hernandez.

"Its been a pretty bad season".

The number of patients heading to doctors and hospitals doubled in the last week. Children over the age of two receive the vaccine as a nasal spray. She said that manufacturers hadn't stocked up in time. "We've seen widespread activity in every county in California so we don't know if we've hit the peak yet, but we are ramping up".

Baber said people should not be swayed against getting a shot based on a common misconception floated worldwide.

A leading Public Health official in Waterloo Region says what's happening nationwide in terms of flu cases this season is happening here as well, but she's cautiously optimistic. Find out what's changed and if we're still at risk for a deadly pandemic.

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