It's not clear yet whether this season - the season begins in early October and lasts 32 weeks - has reached its peak.
In Santa Barbara County, 183 out of 1900 patients during the week of January 27 had ILI, about 9.6 percent, according to the Health Department's most recent report.
"Flu is incredibly complex and hard to predict and this season is a somber reminder of why flu is one of the world's greatest public health challenges".
This year's flu season has been driven by a strain that tends to put more people in the hospital and caused more deaths than other common flu bugs, the Associated Press reports. Pediatric includes newborn to 18 years old. The report provides information on flu activity in the state and compares influenza like illness (ILI) in Arkansas to activity in the US. The following are the insurance that are accepted: Medicare Part B, ConnectiCare, Aetna, Anthem and Cigna.
Dr. Suzanne Kaneshiro, Department of Public Health and Social Services Chief Public Health Officer, said there hasn't been unusual activity on Guam.
It is unclear if either Heather or Aaron received their flu shot this season. The worst thing about them for pharmaceutical manufacturers is that they work well for many, many years.
Due to the severity of the flu cases this season, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released an update to inform others on the necessary precautions they may want to take once they have contracted the flu.
Maine's flu season is bad and peaking right now
No such crunches have been reported in Nebraska or Iowa, although both flu-related emergency room visits and hospitalizations have been elevated.
The flu vaccine this year, estimated to decrease infection likelihood only 10 to 33 percent, and the emergence of the challenging H3N2 strain resulted in a massive uptick in flu cases, said Emily Martin, a professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.
To minimize your risk of catching or transmitting the flu, first know that it is not too late to get vaccinated. The situation in some cities was said to resemble an outbreak of bubonic plague.
Smith told lawmakers he hadn't heard of pharmacies refusing to dispense the medication.
CDC officials say it's still a good idea for people to get the shot because it can help lessen symptoms and limit the spread of the virus.
Majority said they are making certain employees take the necessary precautions in terms of sanitizing their hands and their work areas. So far, 91 Pennsylvanians have died from flu including one pediatric case, the state said. "One would not have predicted under these condition that we'd have such a bad season, but we're having a very bad one".
Smith agreed, adding that people with weakened immune systems might need more than a five-day supply for a single bout with the flu. There isn't much profit in a drug people take once or twice. Permission is granted for patients who have the flu, he said. You can get protected from the flue. "We don't want to put barriers there".
LA-based billionaire and doctor close to buying the Los Angeles Times
Local ownership for the first time in 18 years would restore pride at the Times , said veteran media business analyst Ken Doctor. Kirk, 52, had briefly served in the job during a management overhaul from August until November, when D'Vorkin joined the paper.