Influenza activity "has rapidly increased" over the past two weeks and been reported in all eight counties, according to officials from the Connecticut Department of Public Health. "We haven't really seen a season quite like this in a little while", she says.
He said Monday he was convinced that the current system, which has medical leaders from across the region monitoring the flu in real time and meeting in person twice per week, is enough for the time being.
Despite exhibiting numerous same symptoms as your average garden-variety flu, the Influenza A virus subtype H3N2 is a much more virulent strain.
Health officials noted that flu activity in Hawaii usually picks up after the holidays.
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Children and pregnant women are among the groups of people at highest risk for flu complications. With months to go before the flu traditionally burns out, the 91 deaths reported so far almost eclipse the current record of 97 set during the winter of 2014-2015. In Australia, for example, media reports called it the worst flu outbreak on record.
To avoid overcrowding emergency departments, it's recommended patients check with their healthcare provider or an urgent care before going to the ER, and if coughing, wear a mask to the doctor's office.
First it was bird flu, then swine, and now Australian flu is latest deadly influenza to hit our shores, causing a spike in hospital admissions and mounting panic. The state Department of Public Health in CT recently labeled the virus as "widespread" in the state.
GOP accuses Dems of holding budget deal hostage over DACA
A Republican source in the room told CNN that lawmakers didn't know the press would be in the White House meeting for so long. But lawmakers said that is not likely at Tuesday's meeting as they consider options for resolving the standoff with Trump.
Those who show flu symptoms (see below) should contact their physician immediately to get testing and effective treatment promptly, if needed, which may include anti-influenza medications like Tamiflu (best within 2 days of symptom onset). Unless you have a case of scurvy, no science has shown any concrete effect of vitamin C being helpful when you're sick.
The good news is that there's a vaccine! .
But is it too late to get one? .
Visit your health care provider or one of the many retail locations that offer the flu vaccine, including many drug and grocery stores.
"It's an imperfect vaccine, but it's the best we have, and it still does provide a terrific amount of protection", Schaffner told ABC News.
In one case, the patient died of pneumonia after contracting the Type B influenza virus, CDC doctor Tsou Tsung-pei (鄒宗珮) said, adding that the 77-year-old man also had cancer and a history of chronic disease.
Avoid close contact with well people in your house so you won't make them sick.
Among other precautions that can be taken, the health department said, are to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
Jammu and Kashmir police took to Twitter to confirm the blast and number of policemen killed in the blast. Deputy Chief Minister, Nirmal Singh also condemned the IED blast in which four police men were killed.
He will also host Jay-Z, Howard Stern , George Clooney , Tina Fey , and Nobel Prize-winning activist Malala Yousafza. The six-episode series will debut January 12, and new, hour-long episodes will roll out monthly throughout 2018.
In Delhi, hospitals will not be shut but doctors can participate and decide to resume their duties in later hours of the day. However, the healthcare services in government hospitals will continue as usual.
The Cleveland Browns hired former Green Packers front-office executive Eliot Wolf as the team's assistant general manager. He's been a big reason for the consistent success the Packers have experienced over the last decade.
If for some reason you felt inclined to buy every single one of these new skins, it would cost you just shy of $1,200. However, the money you pay won't be going to Blizzard, but instead will be used to fund the actual teams.
The interview became so contentious that Tapper cut the interview short and said Miller was wasting his viewers' time. In the book, " Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House ", by Michael Wolff , Mr.
The Korean firm has made a deal with the NextRadio app to activate the FM radio chip within the forthcoming Galaxy S9 handset. It is simply a matter of smartphone manufacturers enabling the chip for that functionality.
Serena backed out after pushing her decision to the eleventh hour as she just didn't want to compete but win the tournament. Williams didn't drop a set while winning last year's title, and her victory helped her regain the world No.1 ranking.
Tension has been rising over North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes, which it pursues in defiance of years of U.N. Security Council resolutions, with bellicose rhetoric coming from both Pyongyang and the White House.
After enduring the perverse and sadistic training process, she emerges as the most risky Sparrow the program has ever produced. She is put into a no-win scenario where she must either accept training to become a Sparrow, or she will die.
Under the hood, Nokia is stepping up with a 2.2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 630 processor that's mated to 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. The new version moves the fingerprint sensor to the back of the phone, giving the device a higher screen-to-body ratio.
Sleeping Less May Lead To Poor Diet: Says Study
These individuals had a less craving for sugar and carbohydrates compared to those who stuck to their earlier sleep routines. While one group received advice on improving their sleeping habits, another group was left without any expert intervention.
Dish DVRs will soon be working with Google Assistant
Samsung also revealed it's bringing its voice assistant, Bixby, to its smart TVs and Family Hub fridges this year. Toyota announced at CES on Tuesday that Amazon's Alexa would be integrated with its infotainment systems.
Jon Gruden To Be Introduced As Raiders Head Coach Next Week
He was traded by the Raiders to Tampa Bay following the 2001 season and beat Oakland for the Super Bowl title the following year. ESPN reported that Davis was in hot pursuit for Gruden with a persuasive offer that included an ownership stake in the Raiders.