Flu Deaths In A Week Bring Total To 52 In Connecticut

Flu Deaths In A Week Bring Total To 52 In Connecticut

The current situation is serious enough the hospital is requesting any visitors who have flu-like symptoms to stay away.

This flu season in Coryell County is being called the most robust in recent years, according to data compiled by the Coryell Memorial Healthcare System. Some years are more accurate than others, she says. The number of new cases has dropped steadily since the last week of December, when 3,334 cases were reported - a number higher than the total number of cases reported throughout the 2011-12, 2008-09 and 2007-08 seasons, according to the HHSA. In schools, separate sick children from the rest of the school population until they are able to get home. Every region of the state showed an upswing in positive results for flu, and every county in the state is now pegged as having influenza activity in the highest category.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that there were 11,683 confirmed flu cases in NY and 2,221 people were hospitalized due to flu in the past week. "Emergency Departments should be utilized for true medical emergencies".

"We are shipping the product", said a spokeswoman for New Jersey-based Alvogen Inc., an oseltamivir maker.

"If you develop symptoms, there are a couple things you should do", Graves said.

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The 52 flu deaths were recorded between August 27 and January 27 and the DPH said flu activity remains high and widespread, "with an increasing number of patients presenting flu symptoms, as well as increasing numbers of flu-associated hospitalizations and deaths". In South Jersey, one pediatrics office had to cancel well-visits to make more time to treat kids coming in with the flu. But if you're hoping to prevent the flu, the story is still the same.

Andrew Digate, Student Health Services director, said proactive, preventative measures to reduce contracting the flu is one of the best things a student can do.

With 43 deaths reported across Iowa, Marion County Public Health is reminding residents to get their flu shots. Palmetto Health says they will leave the tent up-and-running as long as necessary. "The nasal mist is not recommended this season".

Oseltamivir (available as a generic version or under the trade name Tamiflu®), zanamivir (trade name Relenza®), and peramivir (trade name Rapivab®).