Flu cases on the rise in Alabama


"Moderate flu activity" is being reported in West Virginia for the close of 2017.

Rapid City Regional Hospital does not now have any restrictions on visitors.

This year, USA medical professionals expect a challenging flu season, with 7,000 confirmed cases reported nationwide by the end of November - double the number from last year at the same time, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. University of Tennessee Medical Center's Jennifer Radtke told the Knoxville News Sentinel last week that CDC is finding that this year's vaccine is somewhere between 10 percent and 33 percent effective.

Since Oct. 1, the CDC is reporting more than 13,000 cases of the flu-that's six times the number as the same time past year.

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Sporadic: Small numbers of laboratory-confirmed influenza cases or a single laboratory-confirmed influenza outbreak has been reported, but there is no increase in cases of ILI. Using the Sick Weather app on an Apple Watch you can also get reminders when it's best to wash your hands. Steps people can take to protect themselves from the flu include taking multivitamins, keeping up basic good personal hygiene and staying away - as best as possible - from people who are coughing and sneezing.

Mike Campbell has been CEO of La Esperanza for 13 years and for him this flu season is one that stands out.

Her team has already shown monkeys that got the new DNA vaccine were protected even from mutated strains of the flu. Physicians, pharmacists, and county health departments can provide flu vaccinations for Alabamians. The most recent one is a child from central North Carolina who died last week due to the flu.

People who are immunochallenged will suffer the worst, Killingsworth said. Fuller's team also was able to direct the T-cells to go to the lungs first, where much of the damage of an influenza infection occurs. Usually, a flu fever will last from three to five days. But health experts at the CDC say there are other, proven ways to help fight the flu. "It's important to know that it takes about two weeks for the vaccine to take effect". They may also prevent serious flu complications, like pneumonia.