The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reports a 3.2 percent hike in folks seeking medical care for flu-like illnesses.
Three people died from flu related complications in Sussex County in the past week, officials say.
Four flu-related pediatric deaths were reported during week 51, bringing the total to seven pediatric deaths during the current flu season. "At this point, most flu activity has been driven by illness in school-age children, and hospitalization rates among children younger than five years old are now the highest among all age groups". "We are urging everyone", she said.
Health experts say although vaccination is the number one prevention when it comes to protecting you and your family from the flu, it's not the only way to stay safe from it.
"Last year was a record bad year", Brammer said.
On its website it says: "Seasonal influenza vaccine must be changed each year as the viruses naturally change over time".
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In Texas, reports show that the percentage of patients with flu-like illness and those who've tested positive for influenza has increased.
Officials said that as the "season" continues to ramp up, it is important to take preventive steps to keep yourself healthy. Based on the percentage of outpatient visits from influenza, the flu season usually peaks in late December and mid-February.
"This is different than in previous years where only one influenza B strain was covered in the adult formulation of vaccine". By that season's end, the state logged more than 6,400 hospitalizations, along with 435 deaths.
H1N1, or Swine Flu has returned to the headlines after 26-year-old Fox News commentator Bre Payton died suddenly. They both can infect your airways and cause coughing.
Eighty percent of pediatric flu deaths past year were in children who had not been vaccinated.
An unidentified man from Eastern Iowa is the first to succumb to the flu virus this season, the Iowa Department of Public Health is reporting. "I think it's probably the single best thing you can do to prevent the flu".