This season's Iowa flu death total more than double a year ago

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"We're in the middle of a nationwide flu epidemic and I'm asking North Carolinians to do their part to stay healthy and stop the flu from spreading", Cooper said in a statement. "Although, H1N1 is also circulating", said Cynthia Buckman, a Registered Nurse and Manager of Employee Health at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the entire United States, except for Hawaii and OR, have experienced widespread cases.

Tulsa and other county health departments have been offering free flu shots while supplies last.

Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses.

"We can not say for sure which virus will be circulating", said Wenqing Zhang, head of the WHO's global influenza programme.

The report, which accumulated flu data from October 1, 2017 to March 3, 2018, stated 207 Iowans have died this season due to influenza-related activity. A total of 7,733 influenza positive laboratory tests have been reported during this season, DPH said.

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Krzyzewskiville campsite at Duke University was closed briefly until further notice because of fears over the flu. "And children are being affected more than adults". That helps to explain why there have been so many children who have died from the virus. But vaccination is not only about protecting individuals, it also creates "herd immunity".

If you're going to implement a mandatory flu vaccine policy, you must be careful.

"Aussie Flu", along with another strain, "Japanese Flu", are being blamed in a more than 40 per cent surge in flu-related deaths in the U.S. and UK.

This season was dominated by the elusive influenza A (H3N2) virus, which causes particularly severe illness and largely eluded this season's vaccine. Cough into the bend of the elbow and cover your nose when you sneeze. Seqirus was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2016 as a cell-based flu vaccine manufacturer in the US that uses cell-grown candidate vaccine viruses (CVVs).

Grave diggers worked 24-hour shifts to bury the dead at Waikumete Cemetery in West Auckland, Dr Clarke says entire families perished together. Touching any of these areas moves germs from the hands into the body.