The report says flu activity has increased sharply and was above peak activity in previous flu season.
According to data from the Texas Department of State Health Services, there were 1,155 flu/pneumonia-related deaths counted from October 1 to January 10. Increases in flu deaths are expected in the coming weeks.
If your dog is showing symptoms, talk to your vet. Thiels said there are out-patient therapies that are effective. "We are trying to put the awareness out there so parents can monitor their children and take preventative steps on spreading this disease".
Johnson County has been hit hardest by the flu A and B strain. "People can be hospitalized, and it can lead to pneumonia", Carnevale said. The Health Department also offers education and prevention assistance to local organizations and businesses.
Those with children between the ages of 6 months and 24 months are still encouraged to see a primary care provider for the flu vaccine. IUPUI employees can get a flu shot in the Coleman Hall location.More news: Himax Technologies, Inc. (HIMX)- Stocks Hurt By Unusual Analysts Views
However, she stresses the need for persons with chronic illnesses, the elderly, pregnant women and healthcare workers to get vaccinated. "You would want to wash your clothing before your dog comes into contact with you". For those who aren't sick, preventive measures along with flu vaccine can help prevent flu and other winter illnesses.
If you get sick, look out for severe aches and pains in your muscles and joints, notable fatigue and weakness, headaches, a sore throat, cough, exhaustion, mild congestion and a high fever.
According to the Department of Public Health, there have now been 32 flu-related deaths.
Last year, there were a total of four flu-related deaths, according to officials.
Signs of the conditions last longer than a week, while the body tends to fight off normal flu within seven days.
"All of the schools are seeing a rise; it isn't just Hernando Elementary".