Reported Flu Cases Continue in All Areas of Virginia

Lake County reports 7 flu-related deaths this season

Tulsa County has had the great numbers fall victim to the flu than any other area with a total of 23 influenza-related deaths and 748 hospitalizations. "Obviously they raise concerns".

MI health officials have confirmed the state's first flu-related child death of the season.

During this busy flu season, it's the ninth or 10th time the hospital has opened its flu clinic, Barbera said.

The reported death involves a child from the Upper Peninsula.

"There are signs that activity in the west may be easing up", said Anne Schuchat, the acting director of the Centers for Disease Control during Friday's conference call update on flu season.

Campus Health has already administered more than 6,000 flu vaccinations to students, faculty and staff, according to Chai and Camarena.

"Unfortunately, our latest tracking data indicate that the flu activity is still high and widespread across most of the nation and increasing overall", she said.

Mary Bassett said at a press conference Tuesday, "The flu is prevalent in every single state of the continental U.S.". "We have plenty in our health units now".

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Young children, pregnant women and those with chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes and heart or lung disease are also at a higher risk from the flu.

Dr. Weeks said some flu patients are also showing symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea.

He said parents should quickly seek medical care for children younger than 5 who develop flu symptoms.

"Vaccine effectiveness depends on how well the virus strains in the vaccine match the strains that are circulating and other factors like the individual's age and their immune system's response", Kelly said.

Doctors continue to recommend to get a flu shot.

As one of the worst flu seasons in almost a decade continues to thrive across the country, OR is the first state in the lower 48 to see the virus decline from "widespread" to "regional".

"It's important to know you have it so you can isolate yourself", she said. In that last severe season, an estimated 56,000 people, including 148 children, died. Compared to last flu season, Hays County only had 1,001 positive flu cases from September through May.

He said the staff is taking every precaution against spreading the flu.

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