Get your flu shot, Newfoundland and Labrador health minister says

Flu hits York County. Vaccine is less effective this year

Big-city hospitals in Texas have been overwhelmed this week by an influx of flu patients, and state health officials say influenza activity is widespread across the state.

"With it not working as well, more of our patients are coming in sicker", she said.

The severity is based on how many people will have been hospitalised, how many were put in intensive care and, sadly, how many have died. Austin's emergency rooms have also seen an influx of flu patients.

Health Minister John Haggie says a potentially less-than-perfect flu vaccine doesn't mean people should skip their flu vaccine this year. "We will know better in the next couple of weeks".

THE UK has been hit with a wave of flu this winter - leaving Brits facing what could be the worst flu season in 50 years.

Dr Jessop concluded: "Our health service is under tremendous pressure, so by taking steps to help prevent the spread of winter viruses and being sensible in treating them, we can all help reduce the burden on hospitals and our Global Positioning System, enabling them to help those who really need medical support". "The flu is not to be taken for granted". The hospital said the move was consistent with state and federal laws, The Dallas Morning News reported. That virus is prone to affecting school-aged children the most.

There were jokes from the media that Werker was taking questions instead of her colleague Doctor Saqib Shahab, the province's chief medical health officer, who was home sick.

In the 2016-2017 flu season there were 56 deaths attributed to influenza in Montana.

The department notes there were no influenza outbreaks reported in Newfoundland and Labrador so far during this flu season. These numbers are reported from the entire catchment area of Mosaic.

Last week's survey ranked Iowa second nationwide in terms of flu activity. "They don't have the immunity, they have not been previously exposed to that virus".

"Basically, everyone 6 months and older needs a flu shot", Villarreal said.

"We started Alana's Foundation in 2009 after my daughter, Alana, age 5, died from the flu, a vaccine-preventable disease", said Zachary Yaksich, founder and director of Alana's Foundation, who hosted the national challenge. If residents are having a hard time fighting the flu, Andrews encouraged them to see their physician for better care.

What are the symptoms of Japanese flu? "Those four things you really get nearly always with the flu", Dr. Dreiling said.

"If you are eligible for the flu vaccine, get it now - contact your GP practice to book into a flu clinic".

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