Californian health authorities said Friday that flu fatalities among Californians under 65 this year has risen to a record 74, which highlighted a serious epidemic that US scientists say could easily be spread by simply breathing.
In Livingston County, the number of lab-confirmed flu cases have about doubled in the past week to more than 70 lab-confirmed cases of the flu since October 1, 2017.
Previously, there had been 36 confirmed flu cases in Livingston County as of early January, with 34 of those cases occurring in December, according to the health department.
So far this year 30 children across the country have died because of the flu.
Although flu season is in full swing, Ray and Khoukaz said it's not too late to get a flu shot or to take other precautions.
The flu became intense last month in the U.S. The last two weekly report show flu widespread over the entire continental United States, which is unusual. This season, the virus has claimed the lives of two OH children, a 1-year-old boy in Lucas County and a 4-year-old boy in Montgomery County, according to the Department of Health.
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The Sedgwick County Health Department still offers flu vaccinations. In addition, the few sneezes observed were not associated with greater viral RNA copy numbers in either coarse or fine aerosols, suggesting that sneezing does not make an important contribution to influenza virus shedding in aerosols.
Our data continues to show that more people are visiting Global Positioning System with flu symptoms and we are seeing more people admitted to hospital with flu. Last week was the busiest week for flu symptoms in nine years.
The study was funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health, the primary agency of the U.S. government responsible for biomedical and public health research.
Everyone six months and older should receive a yearly flu vaccine. Even when flu vaccine does not prevent illness, it still lessens the severity and shortens the duration of the flu, health officials said.
According to the authors, the findings could be used to improve mathematical models of the risk of airborne influenza transmission from people with symptomatic illness and to develop more effective public health interventions and to control and reduce the impact of influenza epidemics and pandemics.
Common symptoms include fever, chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, fatigue, vomiting and diarrhea. Some people may also have vomiting and diarrhea. You are responsible for what you say.
He said people can be contagious one day before it develops and children can pass the virus up to seven days after it's developed in them. Studens are strongly urged to be immunized, wash their hands often, stay home if sick, and wear a mask in the health center. No water around? Use an alcohol-based hand-sanitizing gel that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.