Published: Sat, December 30, 2017
Health Care | By Oscar Goodwin

Flu cases widespread in Georgia, CDC says

Flu cases widespread in Georgia, CDC says

San Luis Obispo County has seen an uptick in flu cases, county public health officials said in a statement urging the public to take precautions to guard their health.

"This increased rate of flu activity is concerning because influenza can be a serious disease for anyone, including children, pregnant women, and previously healthy young adults", said Dr. Burnestine Taylor, medical officer for Disease Control and Prevention for the ADPH.

Open visitation will resume as soon as health officials determine the flu threat has abated, the release states. Data shows the highest incidents are for newborns to 4 years old and those 5 to 17 years old.

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Have you been hit by the flu? The flu vaccine is safe and effective. People with no medical insurance can get a flu shot at a County public health center. "Reports recommend getting vaccinated early, but getting one early or late is good to prevent it because we see cases of flu out through May".

Influenza s ymptoms tend to arise pretty suddenly, and can include: fever, sore throat, cough, runny nose, chills/body aches, and headaches, vomiting and diarrhea.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 15 children in the US have died this year from complications from the flu.

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'As far as past seasons where H3N2 has been predominant, there have been more hospitalizations and complications with it, ' said Texas Health and Human Services Commission spokeswoman Lara Anton.

"Influenza antiviral medications are a second line of defense against influenza but their use this flu season is more important than usual because of the circulating A (H3N2) strain".

And even if you do get the flu, a shot can hopefully make it a bit more mild.

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Trivedi said getting a flu vaccination is still the best way to prevent the virus or decreasing the severity of illness.

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