Galveston County reports 2nd flu-related death this season

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The CDC also says that the past five flu seasons have lasted about 16 weeks, with the longest duration being 20 weeks.

Feeling better and suddenly getting worse, a sign of secondary pneumonia.

Everybody knows somebody - maybe more than one somebody - who's caught the flu this season.

That doesn't mean Oregonians should believe the risk of becoming ill is gone. Stay home from work or school if you think you have the flu until you have no fever for 24 hours when not taking Tylenol or Ibuprofen.

Cover your cough either into a disposable tissue or into a sleeve, not your hand. Cough into your elbow or sleeve.

One out of 14 doctors visits, a patient is complaining of flu symptoms, the highest amount in nearly a decade. They haven't confirmed any additional ones in the past few weeks. This year, there are more cases (740) and hospitalizations (114) in York County alone. Most hadn't gotten a flu shot. According to the CDC, this is impossible. To add to this, of all the emergency room visits to emergency rooms in Idaho, 7.2 percent were for flu-related symptoms.

Hospitalization rates nationwide average 51.4 per 100,000 people, which exceeds the 2014-15 rate at the same point in the season.

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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. If you are at North Lake College when these symptoms start to occur, Linda Skidmore, RN said "come see her to get a temperature check, take a nap, or get a note for class".

"The current influenza season is proving to be a severe one in both the Middlesex-London area and across Canada", the Middlesex-London Health Unit said in a statement. "We've called in extra staff".

Vaccinations still are available.

The MDHHS stressed that the flu vaccine is the best way to prevent getting the flu and can also reduce the severity of flu illness; and the CDC recommends that everyone six months of age and older get a flu shot.

The flu is a highly contagious and common respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus.

And remember, stay home if you are sick. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.

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