The proportion of elderly deaths from flu (compared to other causes) is also above average at 8.2 percent.
Government officials don't learn about every case of the flu, since many sufferers never go to the doctor. There are three FDA-approved influenza antiviral drugs recommended by CDC this season to treat influenza: oseltamivir (available as a generic version or under the trade name Tamiflu), zanamivir (trade name Relenza), and peramivir (trade name Rapivab).
Kaleida Health has seen 272 people diagnosed with the flu so far this season.
"There's a lot of misconception out there when we talk influenza", Bonjean said.
"She kept on telling me she was sick and she was going to die and she felt bad", Placencia told KGET.
Conventional influenza vaccines use parts of the virus's outer shell, which the influenza virus is constantly changing, forcing scientists to update vaccines search year.
Kenneth E. Raske, president of the Greater New York Hospital Association, said in a statement that New York's hospitals "will continue to ensure that they are well equipped to handle a surge of patients should this dramatic increase in flu rates continue". Benson said, adding that she thinks the apex of flu cases is still to come.
No deaths have been reported among children aged 18 years.
"For the vast majority of us who are not in a risk group, we will get better", said Dr. Jeffery Leinen, Medical Director at SCVMC Emergency Department.
This past week they hospitalized more than 50 patients for the flu, much more than what they typically see during the season, Martinello said.
An "influenza virus infection" claimed the life of a fifth Santa Clara County resident earlier this month.
What is now circulating is Influenza A (H3N2).
"First of all, the activity really isn't slowing down", Ehresmann said. What actually happens - and is happening now - is that people with one or two other medical conditions are "coming in with the flu and it's really knocking them for a loop". "If they are themselves ill or have been exposed to someone who is ill we ask that they do not visit the hospital".
As of January 13, AHS Central Zone had seen 1,020 lab-confirmed flu cases and 99 people admitted to hospital. Here's where you can get vaccinatedThat information is helpful because if there is an unusual outbreak, it would help delivery more of the vaccine.
Molly Bonjean, Public Health Officer for Marinette County Health and Human Services, said flu activity for Marinette is now moderate.
The majority of those who have died are 65 years old or older, the agency said in its weekly report.