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Widespread flu activity now reported in Kentucky

Widespread flu activity now reported in Kentucky

The bulk are in the Phoenix metro area, but Coconino County also reports an increase this year with 77 confirmed cases.

Wash your hands often with soap and water. Persons who develop flu symptoms should seek medical advice about the need for a medical evaluation or treatment with an antiviral drug, which could shorten the course of the illness or reduce its severity. The following week, that number more than doubled to 140 positive cases. There were four deaths at this time previous year. Johnna Mckinley, the school nurse at Morton Elementary said, "in grades K-4 I have had to send home 30 students with a high fever at or above 100.4".

A total of 303 cases were reported during the week ending on December 1, and 204 cases were reported during the week ending on November 25.

Jenny Israel, head of children's public health nursing, Hywel Dda University Health Board, explained why it's so important that eligible children receive the flu nasal spray vaccine.

Have you ever wondered how the flu is spread?

Influenza can affect people of all ages, and can be severe.




The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends flu shots annually for everyone at least 6 months old.

The winter flu season has started and will probably peak in the next three to six weeks, according to the Health Service Executive.

All of this is to say that everyone, unless advised differently by your doctor, should seriously consider getting a flu shot, especially senior citizens and children, who are more vulnerable.

Speaking on RTÉ's News At One, he said the vaccine has a very safe record.

"They've had it since, like, three months ago", Perez said. Opponents say the potential for complications does not make the risk worthwhile. "So if you're traveling to another part of the US where there's a flu outbreak, the close proximity to people will contribute to the virus being transmitted".

The flu vaccine is the single best way to protect against catching and spreading flu. This will help you recover, but it will also lower the chances of making others sick.

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