In Dallas County, 18 flu-related deaths have been reported this season, according to WFAA.
This year, HCDCP's HNN1 and H1N1 influenza virus strains dominate the HCDCP.
Flu season has arrived across IL, with local health professionals concerned this year's virus strains including Influenza A may be severe.
Now there are no more new cases and the last case was reported on the 19th December, 2017.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the 2017-2018 flu season in OH is comparative to that in 2014-15, which was the most severe flu season in recent years.
"We still are entering the first peak month in this neck of the woods out here", Dr. Michael Johnson, director of community health at the Southern Nevada Health District, said Friday. New healthy individuals with a normal immune system are more protected from older people with impaired immune function. Both are indicated by coughing and a runny nose, but the flu is separated by headaches, chills, a possible fever and extreme fatigue.
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National media outlets are reporting that the flu virus is less effective than usual this year, which could be a cause of the severe season.
Doctors say it's important to stay home until you're completely over the flu. During that season, influenza A H3N2 viruses dominated nationally. Among them, 73 cases (88 per cent) did not receive seasonal influenza vaccination for the respective season.
Even though Schneider said the flu back then was very different from today's flu virus, it still kills 250,000 people every year worldwide.
Use a tissue to cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing; avoid using your hands, but if you do, immediately wash or use antibacterial cleanser to help prevent germs from spreading.
"Bottom line is people should get vaccinated", he said.
If you have the flu, Tylenol, Ibuprofen and Tamiflu are useful...along with getting plenty of liquids and rest.
"Flu is hard to predict", said Dr. Clint Koenig, Ohio Department of Health medical director. They can also reduce the symptoms. "But people who have had it can practically tell you to the minute when it hit because they pretty much were down for the count for three days".