No reports of influenza outbreaks were reported from nursing homes or other facilities this season.
During the last flu season was epidemic in Pennsylvania, almost 260 people died from flu or flu-complications.
Reports of Americans infected rose dramatically after the holidays previous year, and the season ended in almost 80,000 deaths that were traced to the flu.
The flu is on the rise in MS and nationwide.
"We recommend the flu shot because the virus is dead in the shot; the virus is still living in the nasal spray", said Thompson.
According to surveillance data released by the Public Health Agency of Canada on Friday, there have been 13,796 laboratory-confirmed influenza cases across Canada this season, up until December 29, 2018.
You can not get the flu from the injectable vaccine given to most adults.
At this point a year ago, there were 11,275 confirmed cases.
This year's flu season, predicted to be relatively mild, is defying expectations.
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There have been reports of an increase in reported influenza (flu) activity throughout North Carolina.
The CDC expects that elevated flu activity will continue for weeks. By that season's end, the state logged more than 6,400 hospitalizations, along with 435 deaths.
As of Thursday, influenza had killed seven people and sent another 437 to hospital in Calgary, AHS figures show.
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H1N1, or Swine Flu has returned to the headlines after 26-year-old Fox News commentator Bre Payton died suddenly. "That's probably because compared to a year ago, we already know in both Iowa and nationally, we've had more people take the vaccine".
It is not too late to get the flu vaccine.
Question: We know it's important to get the flu shot.
Dr. Rodriguez says wash your hands with soap and water if they are dirty, but if you think your hands are germ covered, she says it's better to reach for the sanitizer instead.