"We really could have several more weeks of flu season". Other hospitals in counties across California are experiencing elevated numbers of cases as well.
Here are four more flu insights to know.
Flu-like symptoms that appear to get better, but then return with a fever and worse cough. The flu vaccine is meant to fight against H3N2, H1N1 and influenza B.
Flu shots are available October to March each year at doctors' offices and participating pharmacies.
While an employee can technically be disciplined for failing to come to work or taking sporadic leave if the person is not eligible for the FMLA, employers make clear their expectations of employees regarding coming to work while afflicted with the flu.
They are conducting their next flu shot clinic this Saturday, February 10, from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m., at the North Branford fire department EMS Headquarters, at 1315 Middletown Avenue in Northford.
State officials warn the virus strain this flu season, which ends in late May, can be "extremely serious, even deadly" for those in higher-risk categories, as well as generally healthy Kentuckians.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Louisiana Department of Health recommend a yearly flu shot for everyone over 6 months of age who does not have a complicating condition, such as a prior allergic reaction to the flu shot. In the past, the flu has started and peaked in January; however, the current flu virus began all the way back in November - the part of the year that is popular with family and friend gatherings.
The majority of cases have involved the H3N2 strain, which is more resistant to the flu vaccine and tends to lead to more hospitalizations and deaths.More news: The 2018 NBA Slam Dunk Contest field is excellent
"There is more than one flu virus circulating this season", she said.
"All of the different types of influenza are causing these deaths", said Dan Jernigan, director of the influenza division at the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.
It is not too late to get vaccinated for influenza.
Majority said they are making certain employees take the necessary precautions in terms of sanitizing their hands and their work areas.
Some steps to prevent the flu include getting vaccinated, staying home if sick, washing hands, staying hydrated, covering up when sneezing or coughing and cleaning recently used items, according to the medical services website.
Wash your hands with soap and water.
"I had the flu like symptoms for two weeks of coughing congestion the congestion sore ribs sinus. d if it's were free I would have probably taken the flu shot".
Swanson sought medical help in the early stages of his illness, which enabled him to recover smoothly. If you go to the emergency room and you are not sick with the flu, you may catch it from people who do have it.