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State health department launches flu tracker

Children are bearing the brunt of this year's flu season, health officials say Flu cases keep adding up in Missoula County
Johnnie Parks | 29 December, 2018, 05:08

"Our hospitals are bursting to the seams". The campaign started for healthcare workers from October 10 and for the public from yesterday and will last until end of the flu season. It is true there are a few rare people who can not tolerate the flu shot, but they do not get the flu; instead, they have an allergic reaction.

Less often, a person might get flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose or possibly their eyes.

This comes the year after what Broome County's Health Department called and "unprecedented" flu season.

DPH says that an average of 20,000 children younger than 5 years old are hospitalized because of flu complication, and the requirement is to help reduce the risk.

People with flu are most contagious in the first three or four days after their illness begins.

There are a couple of possible reasons for the increased number of hospitalizations among children this year, said Anna Maddison, a spokesperson for the Public Health Agency of Canada, in an email to CBC News. "We've been telling our patients for a long time to look out, because the flu numbers are going to be going up, so we're officially in flu season".

"Pneumonia can be related to influenza but it can also be caused by other viral and bacterial illnesses in children".

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Family Pharmacy dispenses the flu shots 9 a.m.to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Health officials said flu activity will continue to rise in the upcoming weeks.

There is a high dose vaccine available which contains 4 times the amount of antigen as a regular flu shot.

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The best preventive measure that can be taken to ward off or mitigate influenza is to get a flu vaccine each year, the CDC states.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services also reported a pediatric flu death December 21. "This is the time of year when our facility service and hygiene programs see a marked increase in demand for such items as alcohol-based hand sanitizers, like Purell, anti-bacterial hand soaps, disinfecting cleaning products, hands-free soap and paper dispensers, and touch-free faucets and flushers".

When their children are sick, parents should watch for signs of an "acute" respiratory infection, including pneumonia.

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