To date, six of the Arkansas flu deaths were in the 45-64 age group and one over the age 65.
During the 2017-2018 flu season, over 300 flu-related deaths were reported in Indiana.
"People who are ill with influenza or other respiratory infections should stay home to avoid infecting others, especially the elderly", PHSD said. They really knock people down.
Hospitals were setting up tents and triage units in parking lots, as the more aggressive strain took hold across the country.
Arkansas recorded 227 deaths last flu season, which was the most on record for the past three decades.
For the same week past year (week 51, December 17-23, 2017), the CDC reported three influenza-associated pediatric deaths.
The CDC recommends older adults to get a pneumonia vaccine, along with the flu vaccine, due to complications pneumonia can cause as a result of the flu. The proportion of outpatient visits for influenza-like illness was significantly higher, at 5 percent, and eventually peaked at 7.5 percent later in the season.
Minnesota's flu season runs from around October to May, Schultz said.
There have been reports of an increase in reported influenza (flu) activity throughout North Carolina. People like Gene Hemshrot says he and his wife have gotten the flu shot every year for the past 20.
On the other side, the CDC said the flu can include more serious symptoms such as a fever and aches.
State health officials are warning Pennsylvanians that flu season is in full swing.
It's also too early to say how efficacious this year's flu shot has been, according to Dr.
This year the majority of flu vaccines being offered in the community protect against two strains of influenza A and two strains of influenza B.
The predominant flu strain could also change later in the season, he said.
Even though the flu season is underway, there are still potentially several months of the season left, and it's not too late to get a flu shot. "We are encouraging everyone to get their flu vaccine NOW". The middle-aged man, from eastern Iowa, had "underlying conditions or contributing factors", the report said.