Jan 14 2018
But it's pretty close and it's far from over. Health officials warn that the actual number of flu cases is likely to be significantly higher as many individuals with the flu may not seek medical treatment instead attempting to try to ride out the illness with over the counter medications. More than half of those patients have been diagnosed with influenza, Central Health said Friday.
The Iowa Public Health Department says the eight were reported in the past week.
CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald said the flu is severe and widespread, starting in early October and making its way across the continental United States. "Avoid having unnecessary contact with other people if you or they have symptoms of flu". That same strain is now wreaking havoc on the U.S. Some experts speculate this year's vaccine may only be 10 percent effective against the flu strain.
"We also continue to recommend the flu vaccine".
Though Chen says this year's flu shot is weaker than in years past, but says that shouldn't mean a person doesn't get it.
Health officials hope this year's flu season is peaking and the number of infected people will soon decline. "It's looking a lot like the activity from 2014/2015 and 2012/2013. But this season, there is a dominant strain that wasn't super common last season".
"It is higher this week than last week, which was higher than the week before, so we haven't seen a peak yet", said Dr. Daniel Shin, an infectious disease physician at the hospital.
"Mississippi hospitals, like those across the country, are experiencing a huge influx of patients due to the flu and are taking necessary steps to ensure patients receive appropriate care in the appropriate setting", said Timothy H. Moore, President/CEO of Mississippi Hospital Association. Annually, thousands of people nationwide are hospitalized or die from influenza- associated illness.
Compared to a year ago, ARC is reporting much higher rates of patients seeking flu tests and receiving positive results. The first was 2003/2004.
"The simplest way to describe it is that flu is everywhere in the USA right now", Jernigan said. In addition, there are also other strains of influenza that are still to be a major cause of disease. Go get vaccinated today.
Jan 14 2018
Slides: What to Watch For: Titans vs Patriots - 2018 AFC Divisional Playoffs
The Vikings (13-3) have dominated against the Saints at home, going 13-3 including a victory in the 2000 divisional round. The Patriots had the NFL's 20th-ranked rush defense during the regular season, allowing a 100-yard rusher four times .
Jan 14 2018
Here are 5 reasons the Steelers will beat the Jaguars
The Jaguars picked up their fifth-year option in Bortles' rookie contract, at a salary of more than $19 million, for next season. Rookie Leonard Fournette hasn't looked the same since spraining his right ankle against the Los Angeles Rams in mid-October.
Jan 13 2018
Wednesday afternoon winter storm update
Blizzard conditions were observed in Grand Forks, North Dakota , Wednesday night , according to the National Weather Service. Ice accumulations of one-tenth to around a quarter of an inch are possible, according to the National Weather Service .
Jan 13 2018
Murkowski: Trump comments "don't reflect who we are as a country"
King called Trump a "poisonous influence" on the country, the rule of law, common decency and fundamental moral values. The World Bank on Friday tweeted that sub-Saharan Africa's economic growth this year is forecast at 3.2 percent.
Jan 13 2018
Spokesman says lawmakers forge immigration deal
Trump spoke at a Cabinet meeting Wednesday, one day after meeting with a bipartisan group of lawmakers on immigration. But since Trump ended the DACA program in September, an average of 122 people have lost their DACA statuses.
Jan 13 2018
Sam Bradford Will be Active Sunday
Brees tossed for 197 yards and three touchdowns against Brett Favre, who was 28-for-46 for 310 yards, one touchdown and two picks. Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre says he played through a concussion during the 2009 NFC Championship Game against the.
Nov 30 2017
Rutgers graduate students join national protest of GOP tax cuts
However, this is often unattainable for most as the cost of higher education increases beyond the rate of inflation each year. Republicans know that as you get more educated, you are more likely to hold progressive values and vote for a Democrat.
Nov 23 2017
Nationwide Christmas tree shortage driving up prices
Decorate with fresh greens over artificial, consider holiday meals with forest edibles, and make some time to stroll in a forest. While some charge by the foot, others have a standard price for a cut and haul, no matter the tree's size.
Nov 02 2017
Razer partners with devs to debut $700 game-focused Android phone
The Razer Phone supports Qualcomm QuickCharge 4.0+, which can get that 4,000mAh battery from 0 to 85 percent in 1 hour. The company's philosophy with the Razer Phone was to make a great device that will excite their core fanbase: Gamers.
Oct 25 2017
Animal Crossing Coming To Phones As A Camping Game
Since then, Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer arrived on Wii U and 3DS, respectively. Tomorrow's Nintendo Direct will finally give some more details on the upcoming Nintendo mobile title, Animal Crossing .
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