Vermont health officials say could be rough flu season


The Ohio Department of Health says the state saw 92 flu-related hospitalizations during the week that ended December 2 and has seen 257 hospitalizations overall since the flu season began. State health officials report influenza, or flu, activity is increasing in some areas of the state, with outbreaks being reported at some long-term care facilities.

"It's definitely not too late to get your flu shot", said Deti. Fifty-four percent of the influenza-like illness specimens submitted to the ISDH Laboratory tested positive for flu in the week ending December 2, 2017. Flu season runs from October through May, so Deti said it's likely not quite peak flu season. Flu shots are available in many different locations such as public health nursing offices, retail stores and medical clinics. "There is something to keep in mind-flu shots do take about two weeks to start doing their job for you".

Further snow and ice warning issued for Longford
The Met Office's Chief Forecaster said: "A spell of snow is expected over a central swathe of the United Kingdom on Sunday". Forecasters at the Met Office said 10cm of snow looked likely within the warning area, with 15-20cm in places.

Doctors may recommend prescription antiviral medications to help treat influenza.