There's Another Death from Flu in Oklahoma

05 January, 2018, 15:16 | Author: Hope Soto
  • There's Another Death from Flu in Oklahoma

According to the Florida Department of Health, Lee Health has reported 330 confirmed flu cases in the past three days.

She also pointed out those reports were based on one flu strain, the H3N2 virus, and other strains are now circulating in New Jersey and across the rest of the nation, so it's too soon to know for sure how effective the vaccine really is.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not determined the effectiveness of this year's flu shot.

Saunders said despite popular belief, cold weather has no effect making the flu worse or last longer.

They say influenza-like illness activity is double what it was at this time past year with the current flu season not yet at its peak.

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As flu is a virus, there is no cure; you can only alleviate the effects by getting plenty of sleep and fluids, and taking Ibuprofen to lower your temperature and relieve aches and pain.

In recent years, Forsyth and Wake Forest Baptist medical centers, Cone Hospital and High Point Regional have put in visitor restrictions at the same time, such as February 24 to April 18 for the 2016-17 season.

The child was between ages of 5 and 17.

Stay home from work if you are sick and cover your mouth when you cough with your sleeve or a tissue.

Local and state health-care officials encourage individuals to get their flu shots early since it typically takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body that protect against flu.

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