Officers: Spike in variety of flu instances throughout New Mexico

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State health officials urged people to get vaccinated against the flu, noting about 70% of those who died in this age group were not vaccinated. Nicole is the Director of Employee Health at Community Regional Medical Center. "We offer our deepest sympathies to the individual's loved ones". At least 46 states are seeing widespread flu activity, and there have been five deaths so far in CT. If and when that happens, it will mark the first flu epidemic in America since the 2014-2015 flu season.

Dr. Neelakanta said the best line of defense, is still the flu vaccine.

Public health officials for Grand Forks County and the North Dakota Department of Public Health say it's better late than never to get a flu shot.

Part of the reason why the outbreak is particularly bad this time around is because the vaccine administered this season is not very effective.

As of December 30, there have been 27 reports of influenza-associated deaths in patients under 65 years old in California. Anyone can get the flu (even healthy people), and serious problems from influenza can happen at any age. Officials said although San Diego's numbers are high, the flu is relatively worse elsewhere in the county and that Tuesday's numbers showed improvements in response.

The flu vaccine reduces the risk of illness by 40 percent to 60 percent when the circulating flu virus is like the vaccine viruses, according to the CDC. "Everyone six months and older who have not yet gotten vaccinated should get their flu vaccine as soon as possible".

For more information about influenza, visit CDPH's website.

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He said: "As simple as it is, washing your hands is arguably the most effective way to prevent yourself from catching or spreading flu to others". If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

"People who are sick should stay home from holiday gatherings where influenza and other illness can spread". Germs spread this way. If you're lucky, you may have mild symptoms like a cough and a runny nose. You can also cover your coughs and sneezes with your sleeves if you do not have a tissue available. Antivirals can be prescribed and could be life-saving for more severe cases.

If you are sick with flu symptoms, 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.

If you have not gotten a flu shot, it's late, but it is not too late.

Remember, after the vaccine, your body can take up to two weeks to build up defenses against the flu virus. Vaccine effectiveness does vary for the different strains each year.

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is encouraging pregnant women to get their flu shots.

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