The CDC has received reports of some 39 influenza-associated pediatric deaths so far this season, according to its latest seasonal flu report for the week ending January 11, and is reminding that anyone six months or older should get the annual flu vaccine.
There were f 203 flu-related deaths in the state previous year, the department says, and there were more than 9,000 positive cases of the virus reported.
The CDC reports 39 of the deaths were kids.
A patient admitted last weekend to Children's National Hospital in Washington has died and tested positive for the flu, the hospital said in a statement.
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There were 27 flu outbreaks in schools in the week ending January 11th and 148 flu-related hospitalizations.
Dr. Kathleen Berchelmann says more patients are using telemedicine to see doctors virtually during flu season.
So far, hospitalizations for the flu are middling this season (red) compared to recent years.
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The male patient surnamed Xiong, 69, died at 0:45am on January15, said the statement by Wuhan Municipal Health Commission. While the overall risk to people in the United States is low, "we know it's crucial to be proactive and prepared", Dr.
"It is too early to know whether the season has peaked or if flu activity will increase again", the CDC said.
The Public Health Agency of Canada said two deaths believed to be related to flu were also reported in New Brunswick this year. 'A year ago denoted the longest influenza season in 10 years, and now we see the current year's influenza season off to an alarmingly quick beginning, ' said Rep Diana DeGette (D-CO), who seats the House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations board.
Global Positioning System and pharmacists are being "strongly encouraged" to continue vaccinating as many people as possible against flu, due to low levels of uptake.
In seasons past when vaccinations were well-matched with flu viruses, vaccines could be 40% to 60% effective, according to the CDC.
Everyone at least 6 months old should get the shot with "rare exceptions", the CDC says.
"We have a nurse in each building, who provides education to families about preventing the flu spreading in their families or to other families", she said.
The CDC recommends getting the vaccine either in the form of a shot or a nasal spray.