Recent data published by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate "widespread flu activity" in 49 states across the nation.
Dr. Ann Jackson, superintendent of Jasper City Schools, reported on Friday that 20 students from Jasper High School and Jasper Junior High School were out this week with the flu, along with 15 students at T.R. Simmons and six at Memorial Park Elementary School.
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During the 2016-2017 flu season, DPHHS said it recorded 829 hospitalizations and 56 deaths related to influenza.
I symptoms persist or get worse, then seek medical advise. "So far, 2014-2015 had more severe indicators at this point in the season".
For the first time in more than a decade, the entire continental United States shows widespread flu activity, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control said Friday, and the number of people hospitalized has almost doubled from last week.
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It added that the influenza activity had "exceeded the baseline" level. Texas is second only to Arkansas in the percentage of doctor visits linked to the flu. "We apologize for the inconvenience to family members and friends, but this measure is a necessary precaution to protect our patients and to help prevent the spread of the flu".
"That's why we had a lot sicker people", he said. From Nov. 27 to January 21 a year ago, there were 54 confirmed cases of influenza A. "It's how we get different strains".
Australia was hit with an unusually bad flu season, with far more illnesses and deaths than average.
Supplies of saline and nutrient solutions were already tight before hurricanes pounded Puerto Rico and cut power to manufacturing plants that make much of the US supply of fluid-filled bags used to deliver sterile solutions to patients.
"Aussie flu", the H3N2 subtype of influenza A, is a particularly violent strain of flu, with more aggressive symptoms than usual.
H3N2 is a subtype of influenza A. Even though this year's influenza vaccine included the H3N2 strain, among others, the effectiveness of the current year's vaccine isn't yet available, and won't be until the flu season is over sometime in late March or early April. Officials said the number of cases are up by about 50 percent compared to previous year. The department has investigated 12 flu outbreaks in facilities around the state, seven of them in the last few weeks. Hospitals go through hundreds of IV bags a day to replenish fluids for patients and to administer drugs such as antibiotics and painkillers. This calendar year's influenza season was controlled with the H3N2 strain, that will be associated with acute ailments especially one of adults on time of sixty-five and kids younger than five.