Just one week later, the number of deaths more than doubled, soaring to 2,355 deaths.
There have been 65 deaths related to the flu so far this season. The man who had several underlying health conditions, is the first flu-related death from Sussex County this season.
Brian Kellar, CEO of Page Hospital Banner Health tells Lake Powell Life News the flu epidemic here in Page also surged between Fall of 2016 and Jan of 2017.
Seek care early. See your healthcare provider immediately if you develop flu symptoms. While flu shots reduce risk, they aren't always effective. However, the CDC says people can expect the season to last for about three more months.
"What we're seeing this year is the influenza season started earlier and seems to be peaking right about now", said CDC influenza expert Dr. Daniel B. Jernigan in an interview on Good Morning America on January 12.
"We wanted to give everyone the ability to get a flu shot", said Reynolds.
"Flu can get worse very fast", Campbell said.
"There's still plenty of time to get vaccinated", he said.
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Current and Past Influenza-like Illness in Williamson County.
Graves Gilbert Clinic is offering flu vaccines for free with insurance or for $45 without insurance, according to a joint email sent from Juliana Pace, practice manager at Graves Gilbert, and Steve Rey, director of intramural recreational sports.
Symptoms generally include fever, sore throat, body aches and headache.
Because of widespread flu that is occurring throughout Virginia, hospitals and emergency departments are seeing increases in numbers of patients presenting with influenza-like symptoms.
Health officials still say your best bet to fighting this flu season is to get a flu shot and wash your hands frequently.
"We've had such an overwhelming number of patients that we felt that a separate room would help us with our patient flow", Dr. Ken Moore said.
The Department of Health announced on Tuesday that due to an increase in flu cases on the US mainland, it is encouraging residents to wash their hands regularly, disinfect surfaces, sneeze and cough into sleeves, stay hydrated and get rest. They should avoid close contact with well people in the household, and stay well-hydrated by drinking plenty of water and other clear liquids.
Dogs can catch the flu, but it's a different strain than the one that affects humans, and even though flu viruses are constantly mutating, there haven't been any cases of humans being infected with the canine strain or dogs being infected with human flu.