According to a local health official, if you are experiencing body aches that is more associated with the flu, while strep throat effects just the throat.
While none of these cases resulted in deaths last flu season, the flu has already killed 10 people in that age range this flu season.
These and other tragedies should remind parents that "flu illness is more risky than the common cold for children", said Dr. Alicia Fry. "Even if you've, unfortunately already had influenza this year, the flu shot will protect you against the other strains that are circulating", Stacy said.
The CDC's surveillance of influenza-like illness measures the level of flu activity within a state.
Hospitalization and death are less frequent than with Influenza A, while Influenza B causes substantial illness in those stricken.
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That means that adults naturally gain a greater defense against B than children do, because older people have been exposed to B in prior years.
All persons over six months of age should be vaccinated against flu every year. According to the Biocomplexity Institute researchers, the rate could lead most of the states returning to low degrees in the next two to four weeks.
It's also the case that no vaccine is foolproof: Luca Calanni contracted the A strain of the flu despite being inoculated.
'Last year marked the longest flu season in a decade, and now we are seeing this year's flu season off to an alarmingly fast start, ' said Rep Diana DeGette (D-CO), who chairs the House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations panel. The findings revealed that the oral tablet VXA-A1.1 manufactured by Vaxart Inc. outperformed the flu shot by offering higher protection against flu.
The CDC recommends getting the vaccine either in the form of a shot or a nasal spray.
And "if you or your child have not yet gotten a flu vaccination this season, it's not too late to get vaccinated", Fry said.
Although Influenza A did ultimately overtake Influenza B this week to account for nearly all of flu pastime in the United States for the first time this season, incidence continues to decline.