Published: Thu, March 08, 2018
Medical | By Jackie Banks

Five More Seasonal Flu Deaths

Five More Seasonal Flu Deaths

On Monday, the Division of Public Health announced five more deaths for the 2017-218 flu season, bringing the total to 28-which ties the highest flu-related death total since they have been tracked, recorded in 2014-2015.

The flu season is starting to slow down in the First State, but health officials continue to urge Delawareans to take precautions against the virus.

"We are clearly on the downturn, by all indicators", he said.

The flu season runs through May.

But it isn't just Arizona: Reports of flu remained widespread in 45 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

"Although the majority of cases that we've seen is the H3N2, which is a strain of influenza which has been notorious for bad flu seasons... influenza B cases are still on the rise", says Brown. The latest data indicates 2,256 reported cases this season.

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Is the worst of the flu season yet to come?

This flu season is considered to be the worst one in more than a decade in the United States.

While the Influenza B virus can be better for some people because the vaccine is more effective, Simpson said the virus is more unsafe for men over the age of 50 because it is associated with an onset of heart attacks.

Last year, the flu season in Wyoming peaked at the end of January. "Having said that, the incidents of flu right now even having gone down is still higher than it was at its peak a year ago".

CDC officials are still recommending that unvaccinated people get the flu shot before the season's end.

Simpson said the best ways to prevent the flu from spreading are by getting a flu shot, washing your hands, covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze and staying home when you are sick.

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