"The Talbot County Health Department has over 170 doses of the fluvaccine remaining and will be providing free flu shots as long as the vaccine lasts", Wadley said.
Since the common cold and flu share similar symptoms, many people find it hard to tell the difference between the various symptoms.
According to the CDC, influenza is widespread in 48 states, a drop of one state from the previous week with OR joining Hawaii in reporting lower activity levels. Among the 48 states for which information was available, Arkansas' percentage was the fifth-highest, behind Kentucky, Texas, Alabama and Louisiana. "I want students to stay healthy by drinking lots of water and getting rest". Overall hospitalizations are estimated to be the highest at this point in the season since the CDC started tracking the virus during the 2010-2011 flu season. Most hadn't gotten a flu shot. "One of the worldwide pandemics of the flu".
Since the flu is highly contagious, the CDC recommends that people with symptoms stay home from work, school, running errands and visiting friends or relatives.
Nationwide, the CDC reports an additional 16 flu-related pediatric deaths as of the end of last week, bringing the total number of children killed this year by the flu to 53.
"These numbers under score how infectious influenza really is", said Dr. Amesh Adalja, a senior scholar at Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and a Pittsburgh physician. Each year, flu causes millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands or sometimes tens of thousands of deaths in the United States.
Mary Bassett stressed at a news conference Tuesday that it's not too late to get the flu shot.
In less than two months since 2018 began, there have been numerous cases of people getting the flu - which is normally expected to occur this time of year. This disease is spread through discharges from the nose and mouth and it is important that people keep a good respiratory hygiene to control the spread.
Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs.