Still time to get flu shots: Sherlock

  • Still time to get flu shots: Sherlock

Still time to get flu shots: Sherlock

"We don't think it's peaked yet".

The flu is a contagious respiratory disease caused by influenza viruses and can cause mild to severe symptoms. This was mostly among children ages 0-4 years old.

Symptoms include fever, chills, muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat, headaches, fatigue and coughing.

Limerick-based Dr Kevin Kelleher, the assistant national director in health protection, said that flu levels are likely to increase over the coming weeks when the flu begins to actively circulate in the community.

Jack Gardner, 14, of Huntley received his annual flu shot Wednesday at Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital.

Of course, it's still possible to get the flu even if you've gotten the flu shot, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't get vaccinated.

"I wish I had a crystal ball", Melnick said.

Mema also says they've seen more younger people die from flu-related complications this year.

"This year's vaccine is a good match for the strains of flu that are circulating and it is not too late to be vaccinated".

Maine ended the 2017-18 flu season with 9,018 cases and 82 deaths, the Maine CDC reported, the worst flu season in at least five years. However, it does not count people who deal with the illness alone and do not report their symptoms.

State health officials have confirmed the first death of a New Jersey child associated with the flu this season. But in 2014-15, 974 Mainers reported a positive flu test. According to the Clark County Weekly Influenza Update, issued by Public Health, the influenza positivity rose to 11.4 percent last week.

Flu cases last week fell to 257 from 369 the previous week.

"Schools have been out of session until just this week", she said.

It has been a deadly flu season across Canada and Saskatchewan this year.