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Flu Season Is Still Going Strong, the CDC Says

Flu Season Is Still Going Strong, the CDC Says

The apparent worst stretch of the flu season in MS came much later than what it did a year ago.

The Department for Public Health reported Friday that flu activity in Kentucky is widespread for the tenth week in a row.

"With the traditional flu season running from October through May, it is not too late for Kentuckians to protect themselves and their families from the flu by getting a flu shot", said Dr. Jeff Howard, DPH Commissioner. "However the vaccine is more effective against that strain this year, which I think explains why we're seeing less deaths and less overall flu activity comparatively", says Howard. H3N2 viruses account for about two-thirds of influenza A viruses tested this past week, according to the CDC.

Hospitalizations for flu rose to 36.6 per 100,000 population, with the highest rates in seniors, followed by children younger than 5 years and adults ages 50 to 64.

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"All of these viruses, but particularly H3N2, have a tendency to try to put you in the hospital and set you up for a secondary case of pneumonia".

Last season, an estimated 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications, the disease's highest death toll in at least four decades.

CDC health officials say the flu vaccination is your best defense against the flu.


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