And in ME, two schools closed recently due to the flu, according to CBS 18.
Although much attention has been on novel coronavirus (COVID-19), due to an increasing number of cases across the globe, the numbers indicate that we need to continue to pay attention to influenza (flu).
Staying healthy during the flu season is more than covering a cough and hand washing. This is very unusual because A, which is more unsafe, is usually the most common.
"We had a lot more flu before Christmas compared to now; however, it is still out there", said Jackie Chirico, the nurse practitioner at Troy's Student Health Center.
A subgroup of the B virus seems to be causing the most trouble, according to tests ran in New Orleans where 1,200 cases of influenza B were diagnosed between July 31 and November 21, 2019. A virus is most common with adults ages 65 and older. Influenza is one of the annual leading causes of death globally.
Health officials say the child who died from flu is from southern Wisconsin.
According to McLaughlin, an estimated 8% of the American population contracts influenza every year.
However, there may be less deaths because most of the people who are getting sick are younger and more likely to survive.
More people have been killed this flu season in San Joaquin County that during the same period of time previous year.
According to the most recent numbers released by the San Joaquin County Department of Public Health, 10 people have died of the flu this season - which officially began during the 40th week of a year ago - compared to only 8 through the same time period, which was measured through February 5. Across the country, the CDC estimates 16,000 Americans have died from the flu, including 78 children.
"I know it started spreading in China and it's kind of like the flu". "The flu vaccine is the most important way to keep from getting the flu".
The flu virus can remain alive on a hard surface for up to 24 hours.
Your dog or cat can carch the flu too, but they won't pass it on to you.
CDC officials continue to recommend vaccination as the best way to prevent influenza and reduce duration of illness.
"I just don't want to (get the flu vaccine)".