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29 flu deaths recorded in Travis County, activity still high

09 February 2018

Nationally, there have been more than 50 influenza-associated pediatric deaths reported during the 2017-2018 flu season, the CDC says.

No visitors under the age of 18. It will be hard to carry out your normal daily routine with the flu, and the fever will often last between three to five days, with tiredness and fatigue lasting up to two to three weeks. "Obviously they raise concerns".

Individuals who do not have health insurance will receive the vaccine at no charge.

The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency has reported 206 flu-related deaths and 14,289 total reported flu cases throughout the county. Not included in that figure is Aaron Masterson, a 12-year-old Huntsville Middle School student who passed away from the flu Sunday. These steps will help prevent respiratory viruses, including influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and rhinovirus.

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Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the flu is still widespread across most of the country.

An intense flu season continues to claim the lives of Oklahoma patients as the state reports 129 fatal cases since September. About a third of that group had received the vaccine, department spokesman Meg Mirivel said this week.

"I don't think we have peaked yet", Driscoll said. "We have plenty in our health units now".

Some people such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications.

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Dr. Weeks said some flu patients are also showing symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea.

It is important for those experiencing flu-like symptoms to consult with a health care provider as soon as possible - treatment is most effective if started within 48 hours of symptom onset, health officials say.

There was good reason to take advantage Friday of a free flu vaccination clinic at Purcell Municipal Hospital. "That means that between the time when the composition of the flu vaccine is recommended and the flu vaccine is delivered, H3N2 viruses are more likely than H1N1 or influenza B viruses to have changed in ways that could impact how well the flu vaccine works". It's the worst flu season for the state in two decades.

"That could mean the difference between whether you become hospitalized or not", she said.

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29 flu deaths recorded in Travis County, activity still high