Published: Fri, March 02, 2018
Health Care | By Oscar Goodwin

8 more flu-related deaths reported in CT

8 more flu-related deaths reported in CT

South Carolina's Department of Health and Environmental Control released data about the impact of flu season in the state for the period of February 18-24.

"One thing that is really important is while it seems like flu has peaked and maybe even its becoming less and less, the flu is still widespread across the United states including in Connecticut", Martinello said.

"It's not too late", Dr. Howard Zucker, state health commissioner, said."While the decrease we are seeing in both the number of laboratory confirmed influenza cases and hospitalizations is encouraging news, New Yorkers must continue to be vigilant". That's down from 340 the week prior. Statewide emergency department visits attributed to the flu are down to 12% from the season's three peak weeks at or above 14%, which is still well above the baseline level of 5% statewide.

The flu season usually runs through May.

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"The difference to what you would buy in a supermarket is just that they have an embryo in them", Krammer said.

Flu season is the roughest it's been in a decade.

The flu epidemic is filling hospitals with sniffling, aching people.

By far, the highest number of deaths - 130 - are people age 65 and older.

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The flu vaccine is also offered at locations outside of Tulsa.

Moody and Jhaveri said another strain of the flu could become active, or the now active strain could find its way to vulnerable populations.

County health departments are offering a free, high-dose vaccine for people in that age group.

When it comes to getting an annual flu shot, doctors and other health professionals don't necessarily follow medical advice.

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The CDC urges flu vaccinations for everyone 6 months and older with rare exceptions.

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