Flu activity drops across country as season ebbs

Flu season not over yet, warn health officials

The flu season is nearing its end, but even now there are more influenza cases in California than there were at the peak of the season previous year.

The flu season typically peaks around the end of one calendar year and the beginning of the next, Cabaj said.

A woman in her 60s, with underlying medical conditions, also died as a result of complications related to the flu. Gupta is recommending people get vaccinated if they haven't done so already.

Data released Thursday by the Oklahoma State Department of Health indicates that the type A strain of flu peaked in January but that type B is being seen more now.

Neglecting precautions could contribute to the higher numbers as well, as most people disregard the proper procedure to prevent flu spread such as hand washing, getting vaccines or staying home when sick.

For the week ending March 3, influenza B infections accounted for 50.1 percent of cases, while influenza A infections accounted for 49.9 percent. Majority of deaths have been seen in ages 65 and older. That's the highest level since the swine flu pandemic in 2009.

The latest influenza-like illness (ILI) report from the state health department shows a decrease in flu-like illnesses in our region.

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The flu expert warned that factory farms, which he called "fetid incubators of disease" are the main source of these flu strains.

Earlier this year both hospitals had discouraged visits by children, non-family members or anyone exhibiting flu-like symptoms.

Caused by viruses, flu is a contagious respiratory illness with mild to severe symptoms that can sometimes lead to death.

The number of confirmed flu cases in NY continued to sharply decline for a second consecutive week, state officials announced Thursday. The H3N2 strain of the virus was most common statewide, responsible for nearly 70 percent of all diagnoses.

Medical officials say it's not too late to get a shot since the flu season can continue into May.

"Anytime I walk into a patient's room, any time I walk out, I wash my hands (and) sanitize them", he said. Cell-based and recombinant vaccine production can also be completed more quickly than egg-based production, which can provide more effective seasonal influenza vaccine, according to the company.


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