Tarrant County reports its first 3 flu deaths

Tarrant County reports its first 3 flu deaths

ODH also is reporting more than 1,700 new confirmed flu-associated hospitalizations in OH during the first week of January, a significant increase over 925 reported during the last week of December. There have been 3,854 total flu-associated hospitalizations since flu season began last October.

The Ohio Department of Health said influenza A, or H3N2, is the most common virus this season.

In Dallas County, 18 people have died of the flu, according to Dallas County Health and Human Services.

"Looking at our numbers over the last couple of weeks and knowing there's a bit of a reporting delay, we're certainly on the upswing right now in terms of increasing activity for flu", she said of Ontario.

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Ohio's current flu season is following a trend that is similar to the state's 2014 to 2015 season.

A statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the GES, Rebecca Ackwonu on behalf of the Director General said: "An outbreak of Influenza-A H1N1 was confirmed in a secondary school Kumasi Academy (Senior High School) in Ashanti Region in December, 2017".

It's flu season, and reported cases have risen since the beginning of the year. More than 400 people have died from the flu around the country. Both are indicated by coughing and a runny nose, but the flu is separated by headaches, chills, a possible fever and extreme fatigue. Anyone who has an influenza-like illness presenting with fever of more than 100 [degrees Fahrenheit] and sore throat could be suspected to have the flu.

Byrne says wash your hands to keep from catching the flu.

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Each year the formula for the vaccine is developed based on last year's flu virus. Rodriguez explained that this can happen because the influenza virus is constantly evolving, presenting a moving target for vaccine makers.

"Everybody should get their flu vaccination and try to avoid contact with people who may be sick", Manrique said. They can also reduce the symptoms.

He said he recommends the three C's for prevention: Cover your cough, clean your hands and contain it - meaning people should stay home when they are sick.

The months of January and February often bring more patients with flu symptoms into waiting rooms of physician offices, urgent care centers and hospital emergency departments.

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Getting a flu shot is the best preventative measure and it's never too late, Scherzer added.


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