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Pediatricians, parents concerned as flu cases continue to climb

Pediatricians, parents concerned as flu cases continue to climb”

As of last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 37 pediatric deaths so far this season due to the flu, a number that is almost double the number of pediatric deaths attributed to the flu at this time a year ago.

A representative with the hospital said all six patients had multiple co-morbidities.

Flu shots cost $25. Every state except Hawaii is reporting widespread influenza activity, making for a lot of miserable people suffering from classic flu symptoms of cough, fever, headache, stuffy nose, and achy muscles.

Sometimes flu season peaks earlier and sometimes there are even dual peaks, Neelakanta said. Doctor Stephanie Rickey, a pediatrician at Advocare Atrium in Marlton, New Jersey, says the office has been inundated with kids coming in with the flu.

Rumpf advised that everyone 6 months of age and older should get vaccinated each year before flu activity begins. This year's vaccine protects against Type A H1N1, H3N2, and two Type B strains, according to a news release.

Pharmacists will be on hand Monday to answer questions regarding the flu vaccine and the prevention and treatment of the influenza virus.

Flu season typically runs highest from October 1 through May 1, according to Johnson.

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"If you do get the flu once you've had the vaccine, it's going to make those symptoms that you have less severe, and not last as long as it would without the vaccine,": she says. "Continue to be vigilant this flu season and if you have not yet been vaccinated, it is not too late to do so to protect yourself and those around you".

Last year, the local health department administered about 375 shots, and this year they have already given 500 vaccines.

Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.

While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.

If you are sick with a flu-like illness, stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone without the use of fever-reducing medicine. "If you are sick, everybody needs to be wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands".

For schools, clean and disinfect frequently-touched surfaces such as desks, door handles, keyboards, etc.



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