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Can You Get the Flu Twice in 1 Season?

Can You Get the Flu Twice in 1 Season?

It is important to wash hands often, cover coughs and sneezes and stay home when sick in order to stop the spread of the flu.

There have also been reports of the Norovirus circulating Pierce College Puyallup and Pierce County, as stated in the email.

"It's been the busiest I can remember for a long time", said Dr. Doug Olson, an ER doctor at Northside Hospital Forsyth, in Cumming, Georgia.

Professor Raj Lal has noticed five or six students in the past week missing class. Also, anyone who has asthma, heart disease, blood disorders, endocrine disorders, kidney or liver problems, metabolic disorders, weakened immune system, extreme obesity or neurological and neurodevelopmental conditions are considered high-risk. However, he isn't sure.

"Do not", she stresses, "go to the emergency room". I waited like an hour and half to be seen. The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, meanwhile, is reporting that its emergency department is very busy.

"All my professors were really understanding and seemed genuinely concerned. I'm so happy", said Pace. This will help prevent spreading the illness to others.

In milder cases, get plenty of rest and drink plenty of fluids.

"It was absolutely disgusting", she said.

Some people will have nausea and vomiting or more rarely, diarrhea, Munoz said. Of the 6,977 cases tested in the flu year's 14th week ending January 13, there were 2,161, or 31 percent, that tested positive for influenza.

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This 2017-2018 season, the strain influenza A (H3N2) has been detected worldwide and has been most frequently identified.

"Recently the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) issued a health advisory recommending antiviral treatment to all hospitalized and high-risk persons with suspected influenza and that benefits of antiviral medications are observed even when treatment is initiated beyond two days of illness onset", said Dr. Ballard.

According to Reddy, the flu vaccine protects you from either three or four strains of the flu.

The weekly update reported that so far there have been a total of 7,332 confirmed flu cases statewide.

But the season started much earlier than usual - the first week of October instead of the end of December, stressed department spokesman Bruce Macfarlane.

There have been 195 lab-confirmed cases of influenza through February 2.

The flu this year is widespread and potentially life-threatening, especially for children and those over 65. This year's vaccine is available in the trivalent and quadrivalent forms.

In addition, Southern Research has performed toxicology studies for flu vaccine platforms and provided pre-clinical studies on vaccine candidates, along with clinical trial support for vaccine makers. There are no current shortages of antiviral drugs and manufacturers report they expect to meet projected seasonal demands.

The most frequent flu virus reported by public health laboratories was the influenza H3N2, a risky strain of flu that is resistant to flu vaccine.