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By Jane Weaver and dr. med. Felix Gussone
Influenza is now common in 36 states, with at least 1
According to CDC estimates, there were 136,000 flu hospitalizations between October 1, 2018 and January 19, 2019, with the worst cases among the Americans being 65 and older. [19659007Intheweekbetween12and19Januarythreeotherchildrenincreasedthetotalnumberforthesameperiodof22years
Schools across the country, including the districts of Alabama, Idaho, Minnesota and Tennessee, reported closures due to influenza this week.
So far, viruses in the US have been the most prevalent since the beginning of October since influenza A (H1N1), although this may be the case Later, waves of various strains such as influenza B.
"I mostly see influenza A, but I'm starting to see a couple B, "said the pediatrician Dr. Shilpa Patel from Rockleigh, New Jersey. "As a rule, influenza B is more intense than flu A."
Is it too late to get the flu?
The CDC has not yet reported how well the vaccine against influenza virus 2018-2018 protects against circulating viruses. But there is still time to get a shot.
"I think the vaccine is doing a great job this year and we find a milder flu in children," said Patel. "People end up feeling so good and thinking that it's a mild flu season, but they still need to be vaccinated."