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There were seven pediatric flu deaths last week, bringing the total to 20 for the flu season, the CDC said.

Dr. Spire said they've seen a 40% spike in sick patients this flu season.

Saskatchewan has seen 1,029 lab-confirmed cases since the beginning of September.

Hospitals in the Carolinas HealthCare System and in the Triad area have announced safeguards created to prevent the spread of the flu, including are telling children 12 years old and younger not to visit patients. "When Influenza A H3N2 is the prominent strain, it tends to be more a little bit more genetically unstable". But the severity of this flu season isn't expected to be quite as bad as the 2014-15 season, during which vaccine effectiveness was very low and there were about 700,000 hospitalizations. "The vaccine is it well matched for it, so unfortunately I think the vaccine is good to get it better than nothing so it is probably not going to be as effective as we had hoped", said Dr. Cynthia Snider, an infectious disease with Cone Health.

People are also being reminded to still get the flu shot if they haven't done so already.

"If you do have flu symptoms, such as fever, coughs, sore throat and muscle aches, then stay home".

Tarrant County has also reported three deaths due to the flu, making it nearly 30 people who have died from the influenza virus in North Texas.

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First, it's still not too late to get a flu shot. The two victims are a one-year-old baby from Lucas County and a four-year-old child from Montgomery County.

For the first week of January, 48 cases of Type A and five cases of Type B were reported at Community, said Shana Jones, the hospital's infection control practitioner.

People can go to https:/vaccinefinder.org to find sites that offer vaccinations.

The state's warmer temperatures typically mean people are less confined indoors and result in a later flu season compared with other regions.

Flu vaccines have been less effective in fighting H3N2 than other influenza flu viruses, making this particular strain more hard to contain. "We strongly encourage people to protect themselves, particularly children 6 months and older and those people at high risk for complications related to the flu".

More Canadians are coughing, sniffling and sneezing though what health officials say is a flu season with higher than normal activity.

If you are sick with flu-like illness, the CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities.