Davis said she expects the numbers to continue to rise, with the flu season normally peaking in February and lasting into May.
In 2005, researchers working with preserved samples from the 1918 flu determined that it looked, at least according to the proteins on its surface, very similar to H1N1.
"Anyone can get the flu, and it can cause serious illness", said Dr. Navin Patel of Piedmont Urgent Care in the Athens area, formally known as Regional FirstCare. Altogether, 1,441 cases have been confirmed and 239 people have been hospitalized, including 47 in the most recent report.
Almost half of the total flu cases were reported in Maricopa County.
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Woodward allegedly had scratches on his hands and "dirt beneath his fingernails during one of his meetings" with detectives. They both attended Orange County School of the Arts, a school noted for creative writing, the Daily Pennsylvanian reported.
"If you do have the flu yourself, you don't have to worry about giving it to your dog", Deller adds. In the United States, the government recommends a flu shot for everyone older than 6 months, so more people here likely have some immunity to H3N2, which also circulated to some extent last season in the United States.
St. Peter's Chief Medical Officer Dr. There are flu shots for people and their four-legged best friends but made with different formulations.
But one thing you should NOT do is go about your normal routine, making your own sickness worse and beyond that, spreading it to others, as the flu is highly contagious with every cough and sneeze and handgrip. Hospitals across the country and right here in Southern New England are reporting a growing number of patients being treating for flu like illnesses.
As much as possible, avoid people who are sick.
A pregnant woman can be at an increased risk of complications like dehydration and can even die from flu complications. Levine says if you feel any of these symptoms you should see a doctor to make sure you don't have the flu. The CDC requires counties and states to report flu deaths only among residents age 18 and younger, and many locations, from Los Angeles to Chicago, do not include full age break downs of deaths in their weekly reports as San Diego does.