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Flu taking toll in California, other states, but having milder impact nationwide, data show

Flu seasons vary from year to year and experts say they are nearly impossible to predict.

Health officials recommend Hoosiers protect their families by getting a flu shot if they haven't already and to take precautions, including frequent hand-washing and covering their mouths when coughing. Although the yearly impact of influenza varies, it affects the health of New Yorkers each season. "Some people, such as older adults, young children, pregnant women, nursing home residents, and people with asthma, lung disease, heart disease, diabetes, or obesity, are more likely to develop flu-related complications". Calculations are based on adjusted rates of laboratory-confirmed, influenza-associated hospitalizations collected through a surveillance network that covers approximately 8.5% of the USA population, or about 27 million people.

Percentage of outpatient visits for influenza-like illnesses declined from 4.0% the previous week to 3.5%, which remained above the national baseline of 2.2%. This is the first time these estimates- which cover the period from October 1, 2018 through January 5, 2019- are being provided during the flu season.

As of December 29, the most recent data available from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), there were 13,796 laboratory-confirmed influenza cases across the country, with the provinces and territories reporting 1,046 hospitalizations and 24 deaths.

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On Friday, the CDC released its regular weekly flu update, showing that it was reported to be widespread in 30 states last week, up from 24 the week before. As many as 83,500 people with the flu had been hospitalized by that date.

The CDC hasn't released data on the total number of deaths so far this season, saying 16 influenza-associated pediatric deaths have been reported nationwide to the agency this season. The organization estimates that flu has resulted in between 9.2 million and 35.6 million illnesses each year in the United States and several deaths.

"It's still not too late to get a flu vaccine". People who are very sick or who are at high risk of serious flu complications and get flu symptoms should see a health care provider early in their illness for possible treatment with a flu antiviral drug.

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