Another illness seen frequently at St. Mary's is strep throat, which can have similar symptoms to the flu, he said.
Based on numbers provided by the state health department, the flu typically peaks around the third week of February.
The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) on Friday issued an alert of increased influenza (flu) activity across the state.
In Los Angeles County, there have been 19 influenza-associated deaths reported for the 2017-2018 flu season.
All anyone can do to protect themselves against this years fierce flu is to get vaccinated, cover coughs and sneezes, wash hands, get tested early, and stay home if they are sick.
Arkansas is one of 23 states where influenza activity is rated as widespread by the Centers for Disease Control. But it's hard to track exact numbers because only a certain percentage of people with flu symptoms go the hospital for testing. In Georgia's metro areas, 61 flu-related hospitalizations have been reported.
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"Across SLO County, we're seeing more confirmed cases of the flu than usual, and more people are visiting the emergency room because of the flu", according to a county statement.
The flu victim was an adult who was younger than 65-years-old.
"It's not too late to get a flu shot to protect against this serious disease".
While local healthcare providers have seen an increase in flu cases, "health officials believe the local flu season has not yet peaked", county officials said. The vaccine remains the best way to prevent influenza illness for ourselves, our families, and our patients (subject to availability). The flu virus can live on a surface for a few hours after exposure, so it is of vital importance to have proper hygiene, Modi said.
H3N2 "tends to be the strain of virus that most impacts the elderly, that causes the most complications, and up until this point the vaccine results have been quite disappointing", said Dr.