Doctors: Flu season only beginning in MI

CNA file

CNA file

As of the week ending December 22, nine states are experiencing high flu activity - Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico and SC - as well as New York City. Seven states, including Arizona, have had moderate activity, the CDC stated.

New York City and 9 states experienced high ILI activity.

According to the CDC, the flu virus was responsible for almost 79,000 deaths during the 2017-2018 flu season.

However, in 75 percent of recent influenza seasons, the peak flu activity had not occurred until January or later, regardless of where you live, says the CDC.

According to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of patients showing flu-like symptoms stood at 71-point-nine per one thousand outpatients between December 16th and Saturday of last week, a whopping ninefold increase from a month earlier.

The 2017-2018 flu season was the most deadly in decades with more than 80,000 deaths, including 185 pediatric flu deaths.

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According to the CDC, the symptoms can include fever and/or chills, cough, runny and/or stuffed nose, headaches, and fatigue.

The weather is to remain cold and wet across Taiwan over the next two days, the Central Weather Bureau said yesterday, adding that heavy cloud cover over Taiwan would likely prevent people from seeing the first rays of the sun coming over the horizon on the first day of the year.

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

Although many people don't get vaccinated over fears that it can cause the flu, Dr. LaPook said that is "scientifically impossible". People 65 years and older and also young children are highly susceptible to the disease and the CDC and OSDH highly recommend getting flu vaccinations. As per the reports, almost six children have died pertaining to the flu complications in this year alone.

Doctors, nurses, and pharmacists all say 'that it isn't too late to get your flu shot in 2018'.

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