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Here's what you need to know about flu season

09 January 2019, 08:25 | Silvia Roy

A New Jersey child has died of the flu, marking the first pediatric flu death of the 2018-2019 season in the state.

And, Sherlock says, "It's not too late to get a flu shot".

The most recent statistics show there has been 512 laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza A in Manitoba, the most common flu virus in Canada, since Sept 1. And a million people were hospitalized.

Every year in the US, more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu complications and the flu causes about 12,000 to 56,000 deaths each year, data shows.

While parts of the country are struggling with a tougher than usual flu season, especially for young children, Ottawa so far seems to be experiencing a less severe season - so far. During last year's season, an estimated 80,000 people died - the highest number in 40 years.

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The flu season is considered to run from October 1 to about May 20.

The viruses circulating this year are another reason for the milder season.

While H1N1-predominant seasons tend to be milder overall at the population level compared to those characterized primarily by H3N2, individuals who get hit with either strain won't detect much of a difference - both bring on fever, cough, general malaise and achy muscles and joints, she said from Vancouver.

Indeed it is. So if you haven't bothered to get a flu shot, do yourself and the rest of us a favor.

In contrast, H1N1 tends to target children and younger adults more than seniors - and flu-trackers like Skowronski say this season is no exception. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for protection to set in.

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"Flu is now beginning to circulate, and as schools reopen and people return to work we are likely to see increased levels".

To lessen the chances of developing the flu, adults and children need to practice good hygiene measures.

Banner Health encourages everyone over the age of six months to receive the flu vaccine to protect themselves and others from influenza.

Although most people who get the flu recover within a few days or a couple of weeks, some can develop pneumonia and life-threatening complications.

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