State Dept. of Health: Flu Deaths Statewide 50 as of Jan

Flu outbreaks surging in MN long-term care facilities

"We realize you may have to go to more than one pharmacy and hopefully the shortage is temporary and it will be resolved and people won't continue to have this problem", said Dr. Fry.

She adds that severe dehydration is the most common complication risk associated with this type of illness.

Health officials say that to make matters worse, the flu vaccine this year is only 30 to 40 percent effective against the strain of influenza that is causing the most sickness.

Experts have blamed the increase in flu cases this season on the H3N2 strain of influenza A, which has more severe symptoms than ordinary flu cases.

The rate of flu hospitalizations - the number of people hospitalized with flu per 100,000 - almost doubled earlier this month from 13.7 one week to 22.7 the next.

Last year, there were far fewer cases, with 8,976 reported by the end of the first week of January 2017.

Hidalgo County officials do not track each influenza case but monitor flu and flu-like illnesses, such as respiratory distress, via "sentinel sites", like larger pediatric practices and major hospitals, Olivarez said.

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Over the weekend, 10-year-old Nico Mallozzi was traveling with his hockey team in western NY when he was diagnosed with the flu. "When H3 viruses are predominant, we tend to have a worse flu season with more hospitalizations and more deaths". It's believed this flu vaccine is not as effective as last year's.

"Suddenly she died in my arms, and there was nothing we could do", Cover said. "Even if the vaccine isn't a ideal match, it can reduce the severity of illnesses and risk of death".

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says this season's flu outbreak is peaking, but it will likely take weeks before it slows down, reports CBS News' Dr. Tara Narula.

Sheryl Sanner, LPN, shows what a flu vaccine vile looks during a demonstration for the Mercury at Via Christi Clinic on Wednesday. "It's not a new situation in the world where you see a relatively poor match between the vaccine that was adopted and the strain that is actually prevalent", Smith said. Ly said education is key to changing a patient's mind about getting the flu shot, if they initially decline.

That's one reason American health officials are urging people to get vaccinated.

But even without a larger-than-normal spike, hospitals are still over capacity, says Ian Preyra, chief of emergency medicine at St. Joseph's Hamilton. "In addition, you should stay home and avoid contact with other people except to get medical care".

"It was well received a year ago".

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