"Widespread" indicates increased flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the regions in the state.
Montana's flu season lasts from October through May and typically peaks in January.
Officials say flu activity began earlier this season than usual.
One flu virus circulating, influenza A (H3N2), has been more resistant to flu vaccinations, though Koening said many of those cases have been in Australia where the flu season is winding down, and not predictive of what will happen in the United States.
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By Wednesday, North Carolina health officials expect it to reach 5 percent, meaning local hospitals have to do more.
Although the county has plenty vaccine to go around, Thompson said it seems that fewer people are getting flu vaccinations this year. "It is actually even thought that those who receive the flu vaccine, even if you are exposed to influenza, it may temporize the disease to a certain extent".
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"But it's still better to get the shot, than not to get it", Burton said. That's the way health officials measure the severity of flu season.
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The quantity of voting-age Americans developed to 252.1 million - an nearly 1 percent expansion throughout the year. Illinois, however, experienced the largest population loss in terms of numbers, after losing 33,703 residents.
Symptoms of influenza can include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue.
Opponents of the flu vaccine counter that life-threatening reactions can be caused by the shot, including brain inflammation and even death.
The report stated that children 6-8 years old getting vaccinated for the first time, or who have previously only received one dose of vaccine in the past, should get two doses this season.
She said: "We are encouraging children in the eligible groups to be vaccinated to prevent the spread of flu in schools and the wider community". And contain your germs by staying home if you are sick. They say that's why vaccines "wear off" instead of giving lifetime immunity from the very strains people are inoculated with.
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The Hill Country's off-again, on-again winter weather is the prime time to get influenza and be calling work to say you're sick.