Friday, 18 January, 2019

Flu Cases Spike Across New York State And In Broome County

Children are bearing the brunt of this year's flu season, health officials say Flu cases keep adding up in Missoula County
Melissa Porter | 28 December, 2018, 13:40

While most people may recover within a week or two, some can develop serious and even life-threatening complications.

He tell us this is the time of year you are most likely to get sick.

- Federal authorities are reporting widespread flu activity across the country and two states with especially high levels.

Mesa County Public Health will be closed tomorrow for Christmas, but if you need a flu shot, they will be back open on December 26.

Marquette County Public Health nurse Jean Reynolds says there was an increase in the amount of people getting vaccinated this year. Last flu season, the CDC received 185 reports of pediatric flu deaths in the U.S.

Figures released by the Public Health Agency of Canada's FluWatch report show that more than three times as many children have been hospitalized across the country compared to this time past year.

ABC33/40 reported that though it is too soon to know how severe the flu season is, the CDC and researchers report that since the H1N1 emerged in 2009, the severity has shifted from the older population to children.

There are a few different types of respiratory viruses circulating, she said, including influenza A - which can lead to serious secondary infections, such as pneumonia, that put children in hospital.

The high risk group includes pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy, children aged between 6 months to 5 years, elderly individuals (aged more than 65 years), individuals with chronic medical conditions and healthcare workers.

She said they were not aware of any other hospitalizations at this time.

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The Cuomo administration says the number of confirmed cases of influenza is rising across NY state, with more than 5,400 people coming down with the illness so far this season.

From a prevention standpoint, the best things parents can do is have their children vaccinated against the flu, make sure they are washing their hands and keep them home from school if they are sick so they don't spread the virus to others, he said.