Multiple cases have been reported locally and the Livingston County Health Department is reminding residents that it isn't too late to protect themselves from the flu.
There were 22 new cases of patients diagnosed with severe flu complications last week, including 18 who had not been vaccinated, CDC physician Wu Pei-huan (吳佩圜) said at a weekly briefing on the flu situation in Taiwan.
The so-called "Aussie flu" is a particularly virulent strain of influenza A and is said to have triggered the huge rise in cases, along with an aggressive B subtype.
However, the 199 cases which have been reported so far this year are lower than the previous five seasons' average of 281. Lawrenchuk says the virus mutates from year to year so it's very hard to predict with 100% certainty which strain will be circulating in a community.
Symptoms of influenza can include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. However, experts must pick which flu viruses to include in the flu vaccine many months in advance in order for flu vaccines to be produced and delivered on time.
And now Conor McGregor has revealed that he is suffering from the potentially deadly 'Aussie flu' that is currently sweeping across Britain.
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Australian flu is the name given to flu subtype influenza A (H3N2).
People who fall sick with "Aussie flu" will suffer from typical flu symptoms but they will be far more severe.
Flu season typically peaks anywhere between December and March, according to the CDC.
"We want to do everything we can to prevent the transmission of flu and so when I talk to my patients about getting the flu shot, I say, it's the most you can do, so you might as well take advantage of what you can do", he said.
All local counties either saw an increase in flu-related hospitalizations or the same number of hospitalizations compared to the week before.
Chances are good that some of the advice friends and family gave you about avoiding or dealing with the flu is wrong.
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A few months back, Ireland first got warning of the H3N2 virus in Australia and New Zealand aka the "Aussie Flu".
Cardiff and Vale health board said it had also seen an increase in patients with flu and respiratory conditions.
What's not measured, he said, is what happens if you get the flu.
"The big thing about the flu is it's spread not just by contact, physical contact, but it can be spread by breathing air of somebody who has been sick with the flu", Kendrick said.
You can also get the flu shot at Rite-Aid or Kinney Drugs for about $38 if you have to pay out of pocket, but most insurances cover it.
Dr Iley concluded: "You should see a GP if your symptoms last for more than seven days, or if you're in one of the high risk groups discussed earlier".
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