Get your flu shot, Newfoundland and Labrador health minister says

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They said there were 60 deaths a year ago.

Four new outbreaks in schools and 23 outbreaks in long-term care facilities also were reported last week across the state.

Influenza is considered widespread in the state.

The story has been similar at Family Practice Medical Center in Willmar.

California provides weekly public health epidemic tracking through 68 enrolled "Sentinel Providers" (physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants) located in all 58 California counties. According to the state Department of Health, the predominant circulating strain of flu is H3N2, which is associated with more hospitalizations and deaths among young children and among adults 65 and older.

Haggie says the flu vaccine is provided by the federal government, so there's really nothing the province can do to help with the effectiveness of the vaccine.

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While there have been reports the vaccine has been less effective than normal this year, Chambers said it can still help even if the vaccine was designed for a different strain.

There were some concerns expressed this flu season with how the province would be offering the annual flu shot - but the numbers show an increase in uptake.

"This year's flu virus appears to be affecting older persons especially hard", Pino said.

All three victims were over the age of 65 and had influenza A, said Tara Perkins, the Health District's director of nursing. "The flu season typically runs until late spring, so it's not too late to get vaccinated".

There has been a spike in the number of people diagnosed with flu.

Most people with the flu are able to treat themselves at home with rest, drinking plenty of fluids, and over the counter medications, health officials say, but in some, the disease can lead to complications including pneumonia, seizures, and worsening of chronic medical conditions such as diabetes and heart or lung disease.

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"It's not too late to get your flu shot".

"It is your best chance", Zondervan agreed. The vaccine also is available at several local pharmacies. In addition to the vaccine, people should take every day preventive actions such as washing their hands often, staying home if they are sick with the flu and coughing in their sleeve as opposed to their hands.

Symptoms of flu tend to come on suddenly.

"Influenza is not the common cold, it's the fever, the headache, the muscle ache, cough". "We're seeing a high amount of them as well".

The total number of flu cases in the state at the end of a year ago was at 71,469. Those who develop flu symptoms should seek medical advice to determine if they should be treated with an antiviral drug, which could shorten the course of the illness or reduce its severity.

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