As flu activity soars, New Yorkers urged to get vaccinated

As flu activity soars, New Yorkers urged to get vaccinated

As flu activity soars, New Yorkers urged to get vaccinated

Five people have also been killed by the flu this season, with the average age of those individuals being 84-years-old.

Flu vaccine is available in Robeson County, although some providers may have none left, Smith said. WISN-TV reports the hospital had nine flu cases and four hospitalizations in December a year ago. Flu season occurs primarily from October through May, and the 2019-20 season is well underway. The previous week there were 173 flu outbreaks in Minnesota schools.

The Iowa Department of Public Health says the flu has killed 11 people in Iowa so far this season.

The CDC is moving Wisconsin into the high flu category, after a dramatic increase in cases. "And there may be other viruses circulating after the influenza Bs that are here right now".

In addition, there are about 20 workers furloughed from Holston Valley Medical Center as Ballad awaits test results confirm their immunity to an illness they were exposed at the hospital.

The number of flu cases rose from 747 December 15-21 to 1,390 last week, an increase of 643 cases.

The flu is now widespread across the state of Iowa. The Flu Tracker is a dashboard on the New York State Health Connector that provides timely information about local, regional and statewide influenza activity. Influenza activity in North Carolina increased the week ending December 28, the latest data available, and the geographic spread of the flu was designated as "widespread" that week. He says they have enough of the medication in supply, but he still urges people to get their flu shot.

A common respiratory virus known as RSV is also going around.

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