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As Peak Flu Season Looms, Hospitals Gear Up for Patients
11 January 2018, 06:12 | Rodolfo Quinn
The last epidemic of this size was back in 2009 with a large outbreak of the H1N1 flu, but he said it wasn't as bad as this year in terms of the number of cases and the number of patients in the hospital because of flu.
Before 2017, the highest number of Swine flu deaths was reported in 2015 when 21 people died of Swine Flu in the state.
It says one adult between the ages of 50 to 64 died at some point between October first through December 30th.
From Colquitt and Tift Regional Medical Center to Phoebe Putney Memorial, hospitals are starting to see cases of the flu.
However, it is noted that these cases may have been caused by other acute medical conditions or underlying diseases that could've affected the flu.
In Denton County the demand for the flu vaccine has increased in the past month. And hospital patients are asked to have no more than two visitors at a time. That compares to 13 at the same time a year ago. "Every spring, we try to guess what strains are going to be in the environment, so six months before anybody really is getting ready for flu, we're guessing from the Southern Hemisphere what's going to happen in the Northern Hemisphere", he said.
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To make matters worse, some pharmacies are dealing with temporary shortages of flu medications, due to demand.
Echoing the hand-washing theme is Tom Schlueter, public information officer for the Kane County Health Department. The department also advises people to get their flu shots now. The Denton County Public Health department offers low-priced immunizations to those who qualify.
"We ask that people educate themselves regarding when to come to the emergency room and when to stay home", Rohler said.
The flu vaccine may not be very effective.
Tulare County's public health report noted ways people can help prevent the spread of the flu.
"The biggest thing is that if we are asking those people to stay home if you're having any signs of coughing, sneezing, fever, diarrhea, runny nose, and any of those under the age of 14 just to refrain from visiting our facility at this time", said Cory Unverferth, Manager of Infection Prevention for Mercy Health St. Rita's. This is especially true for those most likely to suffer complications of the flu such as the elderly, chronically ill, and young children.
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