The doctors of Gandhi Hospital have also told that Swine Flu will be at its peak between the period, November-January.
Over the course of 2017-2018, the flu season in the United States had one of the highest total death rates since 2009, with a recorded total of 391 deaths.
The bad news, Cohen says, is that only one in three adults in upstate NY get the flu vaccine. "If it does not, the vaccine's effectiveness is reduced".
A yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses.
Later, they added that the test reports of four of them turned out to be negative, while the results of one of the patients were being awaited.
Staying home if you're sick. Studies show that flu antiviral drugs work best when they are started within two days of getting sick, but starting them later can still be helpful.
"Contact your doctor if you suspect that you have the flu".
Good hand washing and covering your cough will help stop the spread of germs. "The flu" is unpleasant for everyone, but is particularly risky for children under 5 years old, people over 50, pregnant women, and people with underlying health problems like COPD, heart disease, or diabetes, where it can sometimes require hospitalization and be life threatening. "Last year was way worse".
Avoiding touching your nose and mouth.
The shots are available at Hamilton Health Centre on the citys Victoria Street.
Healthcare providers in the state are seeing relatively low numbers of patients with flu-like illnesses, around three percent in the past two weeks. Try to avoid contact with people who are sick. "It's still not too late to get vaccinated", Richards said.
Richard Webby, Ph.D., is a member of the infectious disease department at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Director of the World Health Organization's Collaborating Center on the Ecology of Influenza in Animals and Birds that focuses on understanding influenza and improving vaccines to combat the virus.
The views expressed in this article are the author's own.