Maine CDC confirms 3 deaths from flu in state this season

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In December of 2017 there were 13 hospitalizations. Tulsa County leads the state in the number of hospitalizations with 74.

Health officials are urging residents to get a flu vaccine, as it is the best way to protect yourself against the potentially risky virus. To shorten wait times, you can also schedule a flu shot at a time convenient for you by calling 419-774-4700.

Price said flu season normally starts around October or November and can last until March or April.

- Get the flu vaccine, as well as the pneumococcal vaccine (a secondary illness), if you are able.

His mother, Kelly Hazenfield, said she fears the flu will "ramp up" in local schools.

The flu claims two more lives in Oklahoma.

According to health officials, in comparison with the flu season of 2018, this year's epidemic started slower, so there's still enough time for everyone to get the flu shot. "Patients should get vaccinated as soon as possible after the vaccine is available, and ideally prior to peak activity".

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. Because these two types of illnesses have similar symptoms, it can be hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone.




The flu is making its rounds in nearly every state around the country and more people are coming down with the common flu symptoms.

Monto: Antiviral medications are generally underutilized but are very effective in treating flu symptoms.

Many people also don't realize how serious the effects can be.

According to the GCPH website, persons should check with their doctor before receiving a flu vaccine if they're allergic or sensitive to eggs or have had a severe reaction to a previous flu vaccine. "That's just your body reacting to it and building that immunity against the flu, but that's not the full blown out flu". "We're so used to the flu that we really underestimate it", Morse said. It has roughly the same level of effectiveness as Tamiflu, but it also seems to reduce shedding of the virus, or the amount of virus you put out that can infect other people. This is why sometimes people are advised to get another flu shot in the later part of the influenza season. When it is cold outside, people tend to stay inside and are more likely to spread germs to one another.

Avoid sharing food, drinks and utensils with others.

Regular hand washing, getting the flu shot, and sneezing into your arm rather than your hand are important preventive measures.

Flu vaccines are the best way to prevent influenza, according to public health experts, but there's always some guesswork in predicting the strain that will be most commonly circulating in the upcoming season. Viruses are passed by contact between people, so remember these simple tips for staying healthy and keeping others healthy: 1.

Wash your hands often with soap and warm water. Sover your coughs; 3.

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