NCDHSS reports 27 more flu deaths bringing season's total to 200

NCDHSS reports 27 more flu deaths bringing season's total to 200

This year's flu season is one of the worst in recent years, causing UC San Diego to restrict visitor access in its hospitals and Student Health Services (SHS) to notify students of flu procedures to minimize the spread of the influenza virus.

The number of flu deaths continues to rise in our state.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more about the flu.

Jarrell said flu statistics aren't reported to the counties until later in the year.

In Oklahoma County, 26 people have died and 656 have been hospitalized for flu so far this season. Last week, there were 88 reported cases.

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In Edmonton, there have been 1,371 cases of influenza A and 495 cases of influenza B, with 781 admitted to hospital. Of all positive lab samples reported to the CDC last week, 58.2% were influenza A viruses and 41.8% were influenza B. The 2015-16 season peaked in March, according to the Department of Health.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday extended an emergency order he issued in January that allows pharmacists to administer flu vaccine to children ages 2 to 18, citing the need for people who aren't yet vaccinated to get the shot.

For statistical purposes, the flu season runs from October 1, 2017, to May 19, 2018. Certain populations - including young children, the elderly, those with existing medical conditions and compromised immune systems - are more susceptible to serious complications from the flu. It's the first time this season the number has dropped.

He said those who have not yet received a flu shot can still get one.

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is urging persons to practice good personal hygiene in order to reduce the risk of transmission of influenza and other respiratory viruses. They also say sick people should stay home to prevent spreading the virus.

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