NEW YORK -. Flu season is heating up as health experts reported 189 new cases of the disease in New York in the week ended November 2, increased 48 percent in the previous seven days
Of them, 44 people were hospitalized, up by 22% , according to this situation the virus has killed one person, a sick child in the northern part of Monroe County in October.
uptick in cases caused by health experts to urge New York to get their flu vaccine.
“In New York, we look out for each other,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot. “And there’s no better way to look out for fellow New Yorker – especially those who are most vulnerable to flu like babies, people with compromised immune systems and the elderly -. From the get vaccinated against influenza”
flu season last year was the longest seen in New York in 10 years, starting in November and stretch until April. Health department records show that only 47 percent of people over the age of 18 gets vaccinnated.
Influenza symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people, especially children, may have vomiting and diarrhea. People can also be infected with the flu and have respiratory symptoms without a fever.
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