Maine CDC confirms 3 deaths from flu in state this season

Florence Lopez
January 11, 2019

Cases of influenza are continuing to ramp up across the country, with kids and teens bearing much of the brunt of the dreaded winter bug, say infectious diseases experts, predicting that the peak of the annual sneezing-coughing-feeling-miserable season is likely still several weeks away.

A total of eight Calgarians with influenza have died. It also reduces the number of flu-associated hospitalizations. She said flu season was a little delayed this year and didn't start until December. Walk-ins are welcome at the Public Health Clinic at Richland Public Health.

Perhaps as a result of that ordeal, Goodman said, "There seemed to be more demand for flu shots this year".

People at high risk of complications who experience influenza-like illness should seek medical care without delay.

The Authority said it continues to be on heightened alert and surveillance for swine flu cases and has coordinated all its facilities to be fully prepared for any further presence of the disease in the South-West region. Because these two types of illnesses have similar symptoms, it can be hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone.

More Mainers are dying from the flu.

Common symptoms include fever, chills, cough, sore throat, body aches and fatigue. The stations are stocked with surgical masks, hand sanitizer, tissues and signs encouraging anyone with flu-like symptoms to wear a mask. Most people will recover on their own at home. The flu shot will be free, but you may have to pay copayments or cost-shares for the office visit.

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The number of flu deaths in CT are on the rise. "(The) sweet spot for an emergency like ours is about 200 patients a day, so we've really seen an increase in volumes".

Due to privacy laws the child's identity was not released. Because there are so many viruses that cause these symptoms, there may never be a cure for the common cold.

It's not too late to get your flu shot, Prince George!

Avoid sharing food, drinks and utensils with others. "These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs".

There is also evidence now that viruses spread more easily through the dry air. Flu season runs from October through May. "It is a bit unpredictable, which is why it is very important for people to get the flu shot if they haven't got it already". Viruses are passed by contact between people, so remember these simple tips for staying healthy and keeping others healthy: 1.

Wash your hands often with soap and warm water. Stay home if you are sick and 4. Fourteen percent said they were planning to get a flu shot but had not done so yet.

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