Coronavirus: US will test people with flu symptoms for bug
More than 1,900 people have been hospitalized because of the flu since the season began on September 29, DHEC said.
Carr says if you have any questions about your health and treatments its best to ask your personal doctor.
In October of a year ago, was the first reported death from the flu by an adult in the central part of the state according to a press release by NC Division of Public Health.
"The flu has spread rapidly through the school, and with so many kids and teachers calling out sick, we believe it is a good idea to take the day to disinfect everything", the school wrote in a Facebook post.
A total of 78 influenza-associated pediatric deaths have been reported nationwide during the 2019-20 influenza season.
The Department of Health and Human Services today released the latest numbers of deaths because of the flu.
In particular, the flu B strain is hitting children the hardest. "It also reduces the risk of hospitalization and death".
As of Thursday, the U.S. CDC has confirmed that 15 individuals have tested positive for the coronavirus in six states. All but two of the cases were in people who had traveled to Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the worldwide outbreak.
Schaffner said that for the time being, it is easy to determine a likely coronavirus case by asking about a patient's travel history.
Still, it's OK if it does happen, said the CDC's Dr. Nancy Messonnier. "It's transmitted through droplets so it's very contagious so you're going to want to be extra careful around people who are sick, especially with fevers". "It's just Coronavirus might spread a little easier", said Williams.
To that end, health officials will be using five public health labs that usually test for flu to start checking also for coronavirus.
The first ME resident to be tested for coronavirus infection has tested negative for the disease, which has killed more than 1,300 people and sickened tens of thousands, mostly in China.