Flu Cases on Rise In State, County

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The annual flu season is intensifying with more confirmed cases reported this week and a fifth fatality, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency said Wednesday.

The flu virus indirectly resulted in the death of 1,000 people in Ireland last season, according to Mr Kelleher.

These restrictions are in place much earlier this flu season due to the rapid increase of influenza across the region, which matches the state and national trend.

The week ending December 8 saw 338 cases reported, and last week saw 1,041 cases, more than triple the previous week, according to a city press release.

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Bloomington-Normal schools and hospitals are already reporting an uptick in cold and flu activity, even before holiday travelers spread more germs around.

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Burton checks reported flu cases in Kerr, Gillespie, Kendall and Bexar counties.

There have been 44 influenza-related hospitalizations so far this season, and two reported deaths caused by the flu. Persons who develop flu symptoms should seek medical advice about the need for a medical evaluation or treatment with an antiviral drug, which could shorten the course of the illness or reduce its severity. If you do get sick, stay home until you're well again, so you don't spread more germs.

A preventative vaccine is especially important for the very young, the elderly or people with chronic health conditions. Use a tissue to cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.

Influenza is a respiratory illness with symptoms that may include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills, and fatigue.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends yearly flu vaccinations for everyone over the age of six months, although there are rare exceptions.

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