State health department launches flu tracker

Flu outbreaks increase nationwide, widespread activity in some states

Nation: A seventh child has died from the flu in U.S.

Now that the Christmas holidays have passed, it's time to prepare for the future by starting the new year healthier by preventing the flu. Young told CBS4 that flu activity right now is fairly comparable to what they saw this time a year ago. He says the flu shot won't make you sick, it will prevent it. People with the flu are infectious for up to 7 days after symptoms begin.

So far, the MDHHS says MI has only experienced localized flu activity but still advises anyone older than six months get a flu vaccine.

This comes the year after what Broome County's Health Department called and "unprecedented" flu season.

Each year society loses many children and older adults to the flu.

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The dominant strain of flu circulating this year - influenza A H1N1 - is also associated with "a higher burden of disease ... among children than among adults", Madison told Ireland.

Respiratory illnesses, including the flu, have hospitals such as CHU Sainte-Justine in Montreal working overtime.

The state said you still have time to get one this year and it's especially important for children to get one.

Pneumonia is a serious flu complication whichcan result from either influenza virus infection alone or from co-infection of flu virus and bacteria.

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The deaths mark the sixth and seventh pediatric flu deaths nationwide for the 2018-19 season.

Dr. Williams says for anyone anxious about getting the flu or having other negative reactions due to getting the flu shot - don't. "Flu season is in full-swing, and as the number of cases and hospitalizations continue to rise, we must do everything we can to protect ourselves and our loved ones".

Choosing to get the flu shot - for yourself and for your children - is a "no-brainer", Bogoch said.

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