Flu-related deaths in Travis County rise to 11

Flu-related deaths in Travis County rise to 11

To protect the family's privacy, the department can only confirm that the death occurred downstate.

"Even if we have hit the top of the curve, it still means there's lots more flu to go", he said in a briefing for reporters Friday. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that influenza activity in the United States has increased significantly over recent weeks and can have severe effects on those 65 years and older, pregnant women and young children.

Last month, health agencies in 47 countries, including the CDC, published a study in the Lancet with new, higher mortality estimates for influenza.

Cartter said "We're hearing from hospitals across the state that many are full, they have no extra beds, they're seeing lots of ill patients with influenza like illnesses or confirmed cases of flu".

In the county's only death so far this year, officials said it was not known of the individual had gotten a flu shot.

The DPH urged people to still get the vaccine because it can still help.

Kendall says flu season generally begins with influenza A and ends with influenza B, but this year, the strains are being detected in fairly equal numbers early in the season.

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More people are getting the flu across the USA, closing schools and filling hospitals, the CDC says. Data from the provincial report showed the vaccination rate in the province has climbed a measly 1% from 19%, but it's not too late.

AUSSIE flu is causing chaos across Britain - with an ever-growing number struck down by the brutal flu strain. A school in North Carolina was also forced to close after 160 students were out sick with flu-like symptoms. It's especially important to drink more if you suffer vomiting or diarrhea.

Anyone who does catch the flu should take a sick day, Kendall said. While there are spot shortages of antiviral drugs, the overall supply is plentiful.

In one indicator of a worsening season, the CDC reported 7 new pediatric flu deaths.

Sky News ed six branches of Boots across the United Kingdom - in London, Birmingham, Sheffield, Leeds, Glasgow and Belfast - but none were able to provide flu jabs this weekend.

Tamiflu, on the other hand, which comes in capsules, costs between $50 and $60 before insurance and requires a prescription, and generally reduces the length of time someone is sick with the flu by a couple days. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub. "You spread it to one person who spreads it to two people who spreads it to four people".