Flu now widespread in MN, Allina Health restricts visitors

Posted December 30, 2017

Both hospitals advise anyone with flu-like symptoms not to visit hospitals.

Twelve of those deaths were in Alberta Health Services Calgary Zone.

In addition, a total of 12 influenza-associated pediatric deaths for the 2017-2018 season have been reported.

Two more people have died from flu-related illnesses in Dallas County, public health officials said on Thursday.

A flu vaccine, available at pharmacies and in good supply in the United States, may not offer adequate protection against Type A, subtype H3N2, the influenza virus strain now circulating in the country, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Thursday.

Cold and flu season has yet to peak, according to medical experts, but Kansas City is already feeling sick and exhausted. "But this year we started seeing it earlier in November, even October in Calgary Zone, so this year is a bit different".

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More people are reaching for those cough lozenges, over-the-counter medications and tissues as influenza sweeps through the region, and experts say that might get worse after holiday gatherings. The flu is spread from person to person by droplets in the air. Sometimes you may develop a cough.

A higher risk of complications from the flu is possible for children six to 59 months of age, pregnant women, people 65 years or older, and people with chronic health problems.

"The last couple of years we didn't see it in December, but a few years back we did", she said.

The hospital said visitors can help prevent the spread of flu by washing their hands frequently, staying home if they are sick and getting a flu vaccine. It can also worsen existing chronic health problems, like heart disease and diabetes.

"Everybody, who I've seen, who've had flu, a lot of them have not had the flu shot", DeMoss told ABC affiliate KABC-TV.

Decatur Memorial Hospital is encouraging people to follow three steps to prevent infection: clean their hands, cover their mouth and nose and avoid close contact with others if they become sick.