Flu Remains 'Elevated' in U.S — CDC

Henrietta Strickland
March 11, 2019

"We're still having flu".

Kern Public Health also reported that there have been 19 flu-related hospitalizations this year.

"With the traditional flu season running from October through May, it is not too late for Kentuckians to protect themselves and their families from the flu by getting a flu shot", said Dr. Jeff Howard, DPH Commissioner.

In total, there has been 58 flu-related deaths in Nebraska this season. But for the last two weeks, more illnesses have been tied to a strain that tends to cause more deaths.

Areas reporting widespread flu last week decreased slightly from Puerto Rico and 49 states to Puerto Rico and 48 states, the CDC said. The highest hospitalization rate last week occurred among adults 65 and older, at 107.7 per 100,000 population. Sparking a second wave of high activity and severe infections.

Today, the Center for Disease Control issued a national warning about the spread of H3N2 throughout the country. "That was the virus that was causing so much trouble past year".

So far 44 people in Kentucky have died this flu season.

CDC health officials say the flu vaccination is your best defense against the flu.

"But, understanding that you still could potentially get the flu".

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