The 57 confirmed cases of influenza only account for about 5 percent of the 1,064 tests administered so far this season. But it's important that anyone who feels sick stays away from public places like work or school to help stop the spread. MedExpress also noted that its "2017-2018 influenza-like-illness (ILI) rates are higher than they have been during the same time period of the past four flu seasons (15 percent in 2017-2018 compared to 11-13 percent in previous years)".
The vaccine is about 20 to 30 percent effective against H3N2 - something researchers say was caused by a mutation that occurred in the strain while creating the vaccine.
In addition to getting the flu vaccine, there are other things that you can do in order to protect your health.
Dr. Martinello says the flu shot may not be as effective as in years past, but getting it minimizes the severity of the symptoms.
Steven O'Marro, an infection preventionist, says despite possibly being less effective, the flu shot still serves a goal.
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"The flu is picking up now in the middle of December and we think it's going to peak towards the end of the year or early in the new year", Dr. Saqib Shahab, Saskatchewan's medical health officer, said.
A huge spike in the number of flu cases could portend a particularly bad year for the flu in Arizona. During last years flu season, less than 50 percent of people in the USA reported having been vaccinated by the end of November, according to the CDC.
"It's always a good idea to get the flu shot especially if you have a high risk condition and if it's a good match the protection is higher", Shahab said.
Last year's vaccine was 39% failproof when it comes to all flu viruses and just 32% effective against the H3N2 strains.
In the United States, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Georgia reported an intense flu activity.
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Right now, in North Idaho, flu cases are on the rise.
Although H3N2 is not as virulent as some other strains of flu, it mutates very easily, making it stronger against the body's immune system.
Vaccines are available at many pharmacies and physicians offices.
According to the CDC, it takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies that protect against influenza virus infection to fully develop in the body, so its best to get vaccinated early, said PHD spokeswoman Melanie Collett.
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