Influenza Reports Decline in Week 4
Reports of flu-like symptoms have declined during week 4 of this year. There was no new flu-related deaths reported last week. North Carolina has recorded 35 deaths due to influenza thus far. Most of these deaths (27) occurred in people over the age of 65. According to North Carolina Public Health, the most common circulating virus seems to be Influenza A, which is strain A/H3. The CDC says that the vaccine still works against this year’s strains of the virus. The vaccine is encouraged for people of all ages until the end of flu season.
The decline is reported flu cases doesn't mean that the flu season is coming to an end. FastMed Urgent Care offers flu shots for both children and adults for $15 at all of our North Carolina locations. If you or someone you know are experiencing flu-like symptoms, seek medical attention as soon as possible. For a list of FastMed locations, please visit our website at http://www.fastmed.com/locations/fastmed-locations-by-state.
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