His hypothesis became the basis of numerous studies showing that people with the lowest Vitamin D levels reported having significantly more colds or cases of the flu. Every year, more than 200,000 people in the USA are hospitalized for flu-related complications and about 36,000 die as a result of the illness. But because of the way cases are trending so far, Thompson said the county could be in for a long haul with the season peaking in February or March.
These factors-combined with the administration's heavy cuts to the CDC and related programs that focus on everything from health and research to our overuse of antibiotics and drug-resistant infections-may be putting us just one mutation away from a flu pandemic.
"Most of the increase came around Thanksgiving", Burton said. Three flu deaths were reported in the last flu season that ended in May.
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The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs, according to the Health Department.
This might mean employers considering more flexible sick-time policies so that employees can stay home without losing wages. "There's a million reasons why people don't get a flu shot and I think it's very personal".
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends flu shots annually for everyone at least 6 months old.
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According to the Centers for Disease Control the flu is often spread person to person. Health officials did not know if the child had underlying health issues or if the child was vaccinated for the flu this season.
For two and three-year-old children the vaccine - which is a quick, safe and completely pain-free nasal spray - will be given at their local GP surgery. The flu virus can be killed by simply keeping you hands washed and spraying Lysol in locations that are commonly touched over a days time. "Everyone is at risk for complications of the flu", she said.
Anderson also states that getting the vaccine not only helps the individual, but can help keep others healthy as well.
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Last week, a Yukon elementary school was forced to close its doors after 115 students and 10 teachers called in sick.