Hospitals are turning flu patients away

Hospitals are turning flu patients away

Flu season is underway, and although ME so far is experiencing fewer cases of seasonal flu than most states, the predominant strain of influenza circulating in ME and most of the U.S.is more severe than past year and more likely to require hospitalization.

So far, 512 flu-related hospitalizations have been reported to the CDC this year. "So, that's a bit of concern", she says.

Although the number of flu-related deaths recorded in Ireland so far is under ten, 73 people have been hospitalised and the Irish Health Service Executive is urging people to get vaccinated.

Visiting at one hospital has been cut as health boards across Wales have reported increases in people with flu. While normally it takes at least six months to produce a flu vaccine, the World Health Organization (WTO) convenes a meeting every February, at which it announces the vaccine viruses in the Northern Hemisphere that year.

Cardiff and Vale health board said it had also seen an increase in patients with flu and respiratory conditions. People should keep their hands washed and avoid touching their eyes or mouth.

"It will not only help to protect them from flu, but also those they come into contact with", she said. Influenza A is the most common subtype in the region this season.

It can take up to two weeks to build full immunity to the flu after you are vaccinated, so I encourage everyone who has not yet had a flu shot to get one today before the holidays.

The peak of flu season is around the corner but the area is seeing a spike in cases right now.

MMA champion and global star Conor McGregor was among those affected by the "Aussie flu", officially known as H3N2, with experts saying the current strain appears to be particularly resistant to vaccines.

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Bennett said it's hard to say whether there will be a sudden explosion in cases - like there was last spring - or a steady stream, or if flu cases would decline this spring.

Thanks to a phenomenon called "genetic drift", the flu virus of this year is never the same as the flu virus of last year.

Everyone can benefit from getting the vaccine. But Mohammad says he believes this flu season may be a late bloomer.

You can also get the flu shot at Rite-Aid or Kinney Drugs for about $38 if you have to pay out of pocket, but most insurances cover it.

'The most important thing is that if people think they've got it is to stay at home and look after themselves'. This might include gelatin, antibiotics, or other ingredients.

Dr Iley concluded: "You should see a GP if your symptoms last for more than seven days, or if you're in one of the high risk groups discussed earlier".

Flu complications, such as pneumonia, can result in hospitalization or even death.

120 to 2,000 will die of complications from the virus.

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