First pediatric flu death of season reported in Ohio
Jan 10 2018 by Kathy Alvarado
Hays County Local Health Department Epidemiologist Eric Schneider said flu season is technically September through April.
The 2017-18 flu season in OH and nationally is looking similar to what was seen during the 2014-15 flu season which at the time was the most severe flu season in recent years, according to the (CDC).
Arizona health officials say the state's surge of flu cases continues, resulting in crowded clinics, doctors' offices and hospital emergency rooms across the state.
Up until December 30, 2017, there were 11,275 laboratory-confirmed cases across the country, 74 per cent of which are attributed to influenza A. There have been a total of 1,050 influenza-related hospitalizations and 34 deaths across the country.
If you have not already received a flu shot this season, it is not too late to get the influenza vaccine.
Wischmeier suspects early holiday gatherings of people may have been one factor in the spread of the flu.
It's uncertain exactly how long the flu will stick around, but Baber said the vaccines don't expire until the end of June. "Flu vaccination also can reduce the severity of illness if you do get sick".
The strain of the virus that has been predominant this flu season (H3N2) is more risky for the elderly and young children, Johnson said.
Seahawks fire offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell
Bevell acknowledged the difficulties of the season during his final press conference of the year, and likely, with the Seahawks . Bevell was likely dismissed because the Seahawks finished 15th in total offense this season and had an atrocious offensive line.