Health unit: Influenza case confirmed in Sudbury

05 January, 2019, 05:58 | Author: Israel Montgomery
  • First case of flu confirmed in the city

Dr. Rodrigues says it is also really important for parents of young kids keep tabs on their health during the flu season.

How do this year's numbers compare with last year's flu season, the most severe in decades, which contributed to the deaths of an estimated 80,000 people? During the previous flu season, 185 pediatric flu patients died, which is the highest the agency has ever recorded.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, from the beginning of the flu season in September to now, they've seen 32 people hospitalized with the flu in northeast Wisconsin.

"The level of activity we have at this point is actually a little bit lower than what we saw at the same point past year", Pedati said.

According to a Department of Public Health report, Kentucky now is reporting 1,457 laboratory-confirmed cases of flu. People like Gene Hemshrot says he and his wife have gotten the flu shot every year for the past 20. "Past year it was 17 weeks which was really very long".

But people are taking no chances with this year's flu strain.

As cases of the flu continue to increase in Florida, many people are left wondering if they have the cold or the flu.

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This is true for the Polk County Health Department which provides vaccinations at their walk-in clinic throughout the flu season.

H1N1, or Swine Flu has returned to the headlines after 26-year-old Fox News commentator Bre Payton died suddenly.

Flu season usually runs from October to April.

The predominant flu strain could also change later in the season, he said.

She lost her 6-year-old daughter, Allison Eaglespeaker, to flu on December 1. "I think it's probably the single best thing you can do to prevent the flu".

"It's not too late to get the flu vaccine, and if you are coming down with flu like symptoms like fever, body aches - isolate yourself. Be sure to frequently wash your hands with soap and water and stay home if you are sick with flu-like illness".

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