Officials report a steep increase in flu hospitalizations

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The number of American children vaccinated against the flu is almost four times higher. Of the 8,432 cases tested in the flu year's 13 week ending January 6, there were 3,269, or 38.8 percent, that were tested positive for influenza.

"This flu season is going to be worse than previous year", said Coliseum Medical Centers Director of Infection Prevention, Brandi Jones.

Most of those hospitalized for flu or pneumonia were age 50 or older. Those who develop flu symptoms should seek medical advice to determine if they should be treated with an antiviral drug, which could shorten the course of the illness or reduce its severity.

This means that 13 of the 17 regions of the commonwealth had confirmed flu cases in the last reporting week, which ended December 30. State officials are not mandated to report flu deaths among those 65 and older.

According to the Department for Public Health, of the thirty-six flu-related deaths reported so far this season, two were children.

Australia, which experiences cold weather during Connecticut's summer months and warm weather in Connecticut's winter, had historically high numbers of influenza cases in recent months, more than doubling its average caseload in the last five years.

"A number of those children have been admitted to the hospital, where they've required hospitalization for assistance with breathing", Dr. Andi Shane told the station. Texas is one of 26 states reporting high flu activity, said the CDC.

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Public health officials continued to press the public to get flu shots, saying it wasn't too late, and that the vaccine offered ideal protection against three of the four strains. Even if the vaccine doesn't match the strain going around, it can still help.

She said the first flu case Marshall Medical Center received was September 27, followed by 11 in October.

If you haven't already, get the flu shot! Although millions of Californians have received a flu vaccination during this fall, the broad number of flu variants mean that only about 25 percent of those vaccinated are protected this year. The traditional flu season lasts from October through May.

"We now have the vaccine on hand and want to get it out, especially in light of the current increase in flu cases".

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses.

According to the Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH), the flu can be especially harder on children ages 0-4. In addition to the vaccine, people should take every day preventive actions such as washing their hands often, staying home if they are sick with the flu and coughing in their sleeve as opposed to their hands.

The most widely circulating flu strain, Type A, subtype H3N2, is this year's most risky.

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