First child under age of 5 dies from flu in North Carolina

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Local doctor warns about a virus affecting our area

Locally, said Gerrard, flu is still active.

Last week, the first case of Coronavirus in Wisconsin was confirmed.

You are most likely to catch the flu from your child.

Here are some things you may not know about the 2019-2020 flu season, which is not like last year's flu season. "For comparison, the transmissibility of seasonal influenza is much lower than that...for every person who has influenza, they tend to transmit it to a little over one person, on average". Infants under six months can not get a flu vaccine. I feel better-I'm not sick without it. The post says the school's maintenance department "continues to do daily cleaning and disinfecting of the school, however, the number of students with influenza continues to rise". Nationally, the proporttion of deaths due to pneumonia and flu remains below the epidemic threshold, according to the CDC.

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The flu can be made from other technologies such as recombinant DNA or cell-based flu vaccine. "I've heard different things, some people say yeah it's not that unsafe and others say you die quickly", added Thomas from Eau Claire.

"Getting a flu shot, washing your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and avoiding touching your face and mouth, while minimizing close contact with those who may have the flu by staying three to six feet away, (can help keep you healthy)" said Heinzelmann.

Just last week the CDC announced that experts in the influenza division of the agency have developed a portable flu laboratory that can sequence the influenza genome and analyze influenza A viruses in real-time and on-site in the event of an outbreak.

Since the beginning of flu season in October 2019 and February 1, 2020, there have been as many as 31 million cases of the flu and between 12,000-30,000 flu deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Two months later, it was the first pediatric death of the flu season in the western part of the state.

"I get it yearly, and it's because I work in the health field, so they require us to have it". That victim was under 10 years old.

"It is not too late to get the vaccine".

"I think it was worth the risk", she added.

It is also the middle of flu season.

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