1. 8 flu-related deaths now reported in Kern County  Bakersfield Now
  2. Nasty, new strain of flu, H3N2 bringing new round of illnesses as winter departs  MassLive.com
  3. 900 Flu Cases Confirmed In Jefferson County This Season  WWNY TV 7
  4. Health Experts Say Late Flu Wave May Be Sparked by New Strain  NBC Chicago
  5. Pitt study finds it's better to wait longer before getting flu vaccine  Tribune-Review
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When flu season peaks after mid-winter, tens of thousands of influenza cases and hundreds of deaths can likely be avoided if older adults wait until October to get their flu immunization, a University ...

When is best time to get flu shot? Analysis compares scenarios

Experts also are monitoring an increase in illnesses from a kind of flu virus that tends to cause more hospitalizations and deaths, especially in the elderly.

Nasty, new strain of flu, H3N2 bringing new round of illnesses as winter departs - masslive.com

Friends have the flu? Maybe it's you?! Flu activity is currently high across Jefferson County. 

900 Flu Cases Confirmed In Jefferson County This Season

“With multiple measles outbreaks and a heavy flu season in the US, one would have hoped the President’s budget supported public health. Instead, we see a 12% overall cut to @HHSGov and an unwillingness to negotiate on non-defense (eg health) caps. Irresponsible and reckless.”

Shereef Elnahal, MD on Twitter: "With multiple measles outbreaks and a heavy flu season in the US, one would have hoped the President’s budget supported public health. Instead, we see a 12% overall cut to @HHSGov and an unwillingness to negotiate on non-defense (eg health) caps. Irresponsible and reckless."

Public health experts say that, while it has been a relatively mild flu season, it’s not over yet – and a new strain could be partially to blame.Public health experts say that, while it has been a relatively mild flu season, it’s not over yet – and a new strain could be partially to blame.

Health Experts Say Late Flu Wave May Be Sparked by New Strain - NBC Chicago

The Elgin area is seeing a resurgence of the influenza virus in the last weeks of winter, similar to the trend nationally.

Late-season flu cases up in Kane County due in part to new strain moving through the area - Elgin Courier-News

Should you get the shot when the vaccine first comes out in August every year or wait?Should you get the shot when the vaccine first comes out in August every year or wait?

When you get your flu shot matters

Don’t let the calendar or warmer temperature fool you: influenza season is far from over. According to a study by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, flu season, which can last until May, peaks after mid-winter. So far this flu season, over 62,500 flu cases have been reported acrossDon’t let the calendar or warmer temperature fool you: influenza season is far from over. According to a study by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, flu season, which can last until May, peaks after mid-winter. So far this flu season, over 62,500 flu cases have been reported across

Pitt study finds it’s better to wait longer before getting flu vaccine | TribLIVE.com

Fifty-six Oklahomans have died due to the flu since the beginning of this flu season on Sept. 1, 2018, according to officials with the Oklahoma State Department of Health.Fifty-six Oklahomans have died due to the flu since the beginning of this flu season on Sept. 1, 2018, according to officials with the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

Health officials: 56 flu-related deaths reported in Oklahoma since season began

OKLAHOMA CITY – The number of Oklahomans who died or were hospitalized as a result of the flu continues to increase, according to data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health.OKLAHOMA CITY – The number of Oklahomans who died or were hospitalized as a result of the flu continues to increase, according to data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health. On Thursday, the Oklahoma State Department of Health announced that the flu has claimed the lives of 53 Oklahomans and led to more than 2,148 hospitalizations statewide. Most of the deaths occurred in patients who were over the age of 65.

Officials: Over 2,000 Oklahomans hospitalized because of the flu this season | KFOR.com

Marion County Health Officials Watch for School FluState and local health officials are keeping tabs on schools and long-term health care facilities while the flu season wraps up, watching out for any outbreaks which may affect a significant portion of a school’s population. Marion

Marion County Health Officials Watch for School Flu | KNIA KRLS Radio - The One to Count On

Young adults who avoid getting a flu shot may be endangering the very young and very old who could die from the virus.Young adults who avoid getting a flu shot may be endangering the very young and very old who could die from the virus.

People who skip flu vaccine could put vulnerable people at risk