Flu season peaks in United States, still strong in Wyoming

Flu season peaks in United States, still strong in Wyoming

Flu season peaks in United States, still strong in Wyoming

Two new deaths reported Tuesday bring the total to five for Arkansas children who have died from the flu this season.

Meanwhile, the confirmed death toll from this flu season increased to 118 from 98, the state's Department of Public Health reported.

"This is probably one of the worst pandemics that most people will see in their lifetime", he said.

Wallace said though people are less likely to get the flu towards the end of the season, they should still remain cautious and stay away from people with flu-like symptoms.

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The decline in influenza A is particularly important this flu season because it has been responsible for high rates of hospitalization and for the large number of pediatric deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

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Additionally, there were 893 new cases added to the now 6,674 lab-confirmed instances of influenza, which is the highest since those numbers were tracked, which started during the 2004-2005 season.

While the Influenza B virus can be better for some people because the vaccine is more effective, Simpson said the virus is more unsafe for men over the age of 50 because it is associated with an onset of heart attacks.

Dr. Richard Wallace at UT Health North Campus Tyler said there's still a possibility of getting the flu.

After months of record-breaking widespread illness, CDC officials sad Monday that flu season has finally peaked.

Because the Department of Health can't estimate when the flu season will end, it still recommends that those who aren't vaccinated get a flu shot as soon as possible.

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