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Number of flu cases already higher than previous year

Number of flu cases already higher than previous year

If an individual doesn't do anything about symptoms and tries to push through having the flu, the result could be hospitalization or even death, Crow said. The CDC and the California Department of Public Health are recommending everyone over six months old get vaccinated.

"Getting a flu vaccine is an early holiday gift you can give to yourself and your family", said Jeffrey Howard, M.D., acting commissioner of DPH. "So we have seen some cases but ... we don't have a lot of people in hospital, for example, with flu at this point".

You can stay up to date with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's weekly influenza map here.

AHS's statistics also indicate influenza has been somewhat more active earlier in the season than a year ago.

This year, however, the virus appears to have mutated rendering the vaccine only about 10% effective. The Cobb & Douglas Public Health Department advises all residents to get a flu shot this year.

Fallen Kingdom' Shows Off a Dino Stampede
And what is the fallen kingdom , the one from the first Jurassic World , or something from the Jurassic Park films in the series? On Monday morning (IST) a 15-seconds long teaser of the upcoming dinosaur movie landed on YouTube.

National Influenza Vaccination Week is a weeklong observance that serves as a reminder to those people who have not yet received a flu vaccine that the time to get vaccinated continues into winter - through February or later, when flu season typically peaks.

A flu shot is a vaccination made of inactive flu strains. The exact timing and duration of flu seasons can vary, but influenza activity often begins to increase in October. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth after coming in contact with potentially contaminated surfaces.

The Bourouiba Research Group at MIT used high-speed video in 2014 to show the main components of a sneeze to study the spread of diseases.


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