You should keep taking steps to prevent flu, coronavirus

  • You should keep taking steps to prevent flu, coronavirus

You should keep taking steps to prevent flu, coronavirus

Meanwhile, the last reported numbers for the province on February 1, according to Public Health Ontario, decreased slightly from week to week from 1,177 to 1,169 cases, with 846 of those cases being the more aggressive Influenza A.

Findley said last year, flu cases peaked on February 15 at 744 cases, but there's no way to know if we're getting close to this year's high mark.

"There is still time to protect yourself and your loved ones this flu season", said Oliver.

"We have been looking at general trends and we are definitely not on the downward slope yet". The period usually lasts from late fall to early spring.

Health officials said children who are younger than 9 who are getting the vaccine for the first time, and those under 9 who have only previously gotten one dose of the vaccine, should get two doses.

People experiencing flu-like symptoms like fever, chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headache, and fatigue are encouraged to stay home and not go to work, school or other public places where germs can be spread, Moffett said.

The Virginia Department of Health reports the state's first influenza-associated pediatric death for the 2019-2020 flu season.

"The effectiveness varies, but on average is 60 per cent effective", Loeb said.

Anyone who thinks they have the flu should immediately contact a doctor to see if they need treatment with a prescription antiviral drug.

"Common side effects are local at the injection site like redness or swelling".

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) says the teen is from the state's Northern region. Older adults are at increased risk of complications from the flu, which can include pneumonia, bronchitis, sinus infections, and more. This season, there have been 13,460 flu-related hospitalizations.

If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities.

Avoid contact with people who are sick and things they may have touched. "Avoid people as much as you can".