Just one week later, the number of deaths more than doubled, soaring to 2,355 deaths.
At least five Tennesseans have died from the flu so far during the 2017-2018 flu season, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. While anyone, particularly individuals who are not vaccinated, can contract the flu, the illness is especially risky for certain groups, including: people aged 65 and older; children younger than 2 years old; people of any age with chronic medical conditions, like asthma, diabetes, congestive heart failure, or lung disease; and pregnant women. "Even with that possibility, it's still the best protection and often, if someone who gets the shot comes down with the flu, their severity and the duration are usually less".
Previously, an 83-year-old woman and a 47-year-old man, both of New Castle County and both also with underlying health conditions, died from complications related to the flu. Influenza is taking a growing toll of lives across Canada, health officials saying it's one of the worst flu seasons they've seen in years and are especially concerned about the risk to seniors. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season, D.O.H. said.
Doctors still suggest you should get your flu shot.
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Brantner said if more people got the recommend seven to eight hours of sleep, society would become healthier in general.
This year's flu vaccine is expected to be more effective against Type B, Department of State Health Services press officer Lara Anton said.
Berks County continues to lead the pack in the region for flu cases.
Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness that is spread by a virus.
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Treat symptoms while resting at home; symptoms include fever or chills, cough, sore throat, muscle aches, fatigue, runny or stuffy nose.
"H3N2 seasons are notoriously taxing on the healthcare system and this H3N2 season is not any different", Amesh Adalja, a doctor at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in Baltimore, told MedPage Today.
"We think it will be a fairly busy clinic", said the Director of Milford Public Health Deepa Joseph about the clinic they hosted Tuesday.
To protect yourself from the flu, eat well and get plenty of rest. It seems to rev up the body's immune responses in a way that can actually make people sicker in the short term. Regarding H3N2, scientists believe vaccines may only be 30 percent effective.
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"During years when there is a good match between the flu vaccine and circulating viruses, it is possible to measure substantial benefits from flu vaccination in terms of preventing flu illness", according to the CDC.