“We don’t have signs of hospitalizations leveling off yet”, said Schuchat, adding that during a past severe season that looked similar to this one, an estimated “34 million Americans got sick with the flu”. The 6-year-old girl was a student at Golden Hill Elementary School in Haverhill.
The 2017-18 flu season has been one of the worst in a decade with no immediate end in sight.
“Our average attendance isn’t really changing”.
“In southern Utah, we measure the impact by looking at each county: Beaver, Garfield, Kanab, Iron and Washington Counties”.
Superintendent James F. Scully said city schools are thoroughly cleaning and sanitizing classrooms in wake of the news.
The district’s attendance rate Wednesday of 93.11 percent compares favorably to the monthly average of 93.01, Fulgoni said.
Governor John Carney is also sending an email to all state and school district employees on how to further prevent the spread of flu in DE, including by getting a flu vaccine and staying home from work if sick.
The CDC warns individuals that flu symptoms come on suddenly.
So, how do you keep your loved ones safe? Additional effectiveness data released from the CDC Acting Director indicated that the vaccine is 67% effective against H1N1 and 42% against influenza B in adults. “Hospitals continue to report large numbers of sick patients and providers are reporting high numbers of patient visits due to flu and flu-like symptoms”.
“We made sure to stock up this year, and we order more any time it is available to make sure we don’t run short”, said Mark Cloninger, owner and pharmacist at Southside.
Dr. Alexia Harrist, state health officer and state epidemiologist with the Wyoming Department of Health, said the recently reported death of a Fremont County child should serve as a sad reminder that influenza can be a serious disease and should not be overlooked as a threat.
Outpatient visits for influenza-like illnesses in Hawaii were up almost 8 percent from the previous week, according to the state Department of Health. In two states – OR and Hawaii – flu is occurring at a more limited regional level, rather than statewide. The company does this through public/private partnerships with school districts and Departments of Public Health and administers no-cost, in-school vaccinations (flu shots, tdap) and annual wellness visits directly to students during the school day.
Peter’s instituted visitation restrictions for children under age 12 and anyone exhibiting flu-like symptoms, including fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose or congestion.
“The flu does spread a little bit more in any areas that are kind of conglomerated so whether that would be a university or college campus. anywhere where there’s a lot of people in a small area”, Ostroski said. “(They should) stay away from social gatherings and being close to people until they are without a fever for at least 24 hours because that is that infectious period”.