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Health officials see flu uptick in Tri

07 January 2018, 02:21 | Darrell Baldwin

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Physicians in multiple locations have reported an increase of patients presenting flu-like symptoms since the season began.

Locally in OH, there were no reports of any influenza-associated hospitalizations in Adams County, while there were two hospitalizations reported in Brown County on the last week of the year.

More than 400 people have been hospitalized with seven reported deaths as Utah's 2017-2018 flu season gained momentum in recent weeks.

Councillor Liz Wardlaw, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for health, said: "Flu can be a awful illness, not only for older people and those with other medical problems but also for young children".

Los Angeles County's interim health officer, Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, told the Times that this strain of flu causes more hospitalizations and more deaths than other strains that respond better to treatment.

But Dr Kieran Sharrock, medical director of Lincolnshire LMC, said that NHS England's advice had come "too late" for many practices.

The vaccine works best for children so, when they are vaccinated, the rest of the family are better protected.

According to data from the Ohio Department of Health, the last week of 2017 had 925 flu-associated hospitalizations. "We recommend it particularly for folks in the high-risk groups - young children, the elderly, pregnant mothers and those with chronic illnesses". Also, experts suggest getting the flu shot.

"People get sick and they want to be around everybody during the holidays instead of staying home a lot of times", Maynard said.

"Each year the World Health Organisation determines which influenza strains should be covered within the influenza vaccination programme and the health services across the United Kingdom use these recommended vaccines as these are likely to be the most effective".

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