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Epidemiologist with the State Health Department, Casey VanWoerkam, says we're at peak time for the flu here with 863 hospitalizations across Oklahoma. This data was compared to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control's weekly estimates for flu-like illness. Researchers have seen improved real-time surveillance and statewide flu forecasting.
  • First two pediatric flu deaths confirmed in MI

    First two pediatric flu deaths confirmed in MI

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    Of the nine deaths that were reported this week, four of those people were ages 65 and older. But CDC officials caution it takes about two weeks for the flu shot's protective antibodies to develop. The actual number of flu cases is much higher than the reported amount because many recover at home and are not tested. "Flu vaccination is the most effective protection against flu", Dr.
  • Shelby County tops list of reported flu cases in Tennessee

    Shelby County tops list of reported flu cases in Tennessee

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    The county Health Department includes city of Cleveland data in its flu reports , Stacklin said. Eight people have died from the flu this season, including one juvenile, according to the Kentucky Department for Public Health . According to the CDC, adults over 65 or children under 2 are at the most risk of developing flu-related complications that could result in death. But when kids, who are more susceptible to the flu virus any way, skip or cut short hand-washing, they're more liable ...
  • Hawley proposes new rule to allow dismissal of impeachment

    Hawley proposes new rule to allow dismissal of impeachment

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    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is reportedly moving forward with the rules of an impeachment trial and leaving demands from Democrat Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in the dust. The earliest the home could take any action would be Tuesday when he returns. The chamber is made up of 53 Republicans, 45 Democrats and two independents who caucus with the Democrats.
  • Twitter reacts to Tom Brady, Patriots getting eliminated from playoffs

    Twitter reacts to Tom Brady, Patriots getting eliminated from playoffs

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    Tennessee overcame a hostile environment to take down the Patriots in what could have been Tom Brady's final game in the NFL. A pick six for the six-time Super Bowl champion won't boring his accomplishments, but it was a hard one to swallow in a Patriots playoff season that ended far earlier than has become normal.
  • Thousands gather in Baghdad to mourn Iranian general killed in United States airstrike

    Thousands gather in Baghdad to mourn Iranian general killed in United States airstrike

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    Soleimani was Tehran's most prominent military commander and the architect of its growing influence in the Middle East. Muhandis was the deputy commander of Iraq's Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) umbrella body of paramilitary groups. We will find you. In the aftermath of the airstrike, which hit headlines around the world , the United States said it was sending almost 3,000 more army troops to the Middle East.
  • Two flu-related deaths reported in Florida

    Two flu-related deaths reported in Florida

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    So far, the only flu-related death in MI this season occurred in Oakland County. Reports have now been received from 66 of the state's 67 counties, up one from the week before. People can visit their doctor, neighborhood pharmacy or local health department to get a flu shot. OR does not keep track of adult deaths due to flu complications.
  • Biden says he would testify at impeachment trial if subpoenaed

    Biden says he would testify at impeachment trial if subpoenaed

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    But Twitter clarified earlier on Saturday that the site had experienced an outage that meant certain tweets were visible to some users and not to others. Trump's response to the impeachment enquiry has been to demand that the whistleblower be unmasked. A few of its earlier posts have denounced Islam and sharply criticized former President Barack Obama and different Democrats.
  • Possible measles exposure at 5 U.S. airports, officials say

    Possible measles exposure at 5 U.S. airports, officials say

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    In addition, they traveled by means of Terminals 4 and 5 at Los Angeles International Airport on December 11, in accordance with the Los Angeles Department of Public Health . Measles virus spreads by coughing and sneezing and can live in the air where an infected person coughed or sneezed for up to two hours. According to the World Health Organization, the virus was responsible for over 140,000 worldwide deaths in 2018.
  • Flu Is Widespread In Ohio Right Now

    Flu Is Widespread In Ohio Right Now

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    It's not too late to get vaccinated. Health and Welfare also say local public health officials in Idaho are also responding to outbreaks of influenza among residents of assisted-living and long-term care facilities in several communities throughout the state.
  • Flu season is here, and it is coming for your kids

    Flu season is here, and it is coming for your kids

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    Philip Huang. The number of lab-confirmed influenza cases reported locally last week jumped by almost 70%, a sign that flu activity in the region is increasing, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced today. Get an anti-viral flu medication within 48 hours of feeling ill. People who think they have the flu should stay home and rest to avoid spreading the virus.