"We see it three months before and three months after, and this is the time of the season where we start to see an up-tick, but we have seen quite a bit the last three weeks of the Influenza virus", she said.
Dr Kelleher urged people to get the vaccination ASAP and said that the more people who get the vaccination, the less chance of it spreading.
She said they usually see it more of strain A at the beginning of flu season and then drifts more toward strain B but everything has come in a little earlier this year - in 2014, 2015 and 2016 the increase in patients didn't hit Conway until late January.
The HSE has revealed a number of people have died from the flu as cases of the strong "Aussie" strain doubled in just one week.
H3N2 has been responsible for some of the worst flu seasons in the U.S. in recent years, including the 2006-2007, 2012-2013, and 2014-2015 bouts. Bennett says it's still too soon to predict what the season will be like.
Most health insurance plans cover influenza vaccines.
However, such prediction can be wrong, leading to vaccines containing different viruses from those making people sick during flu season, the CDC said. The annual vaccine is created to protect against three or four flu strains a season. Even though the vaccine is not ideal, and is not a guarantee against all flu-like illnesses, what is true is that it will offer protection and it will lessen the course of the disease, even if you or your child contract influenza. Avoid people who appear to be sick.
Now Public Health England and the Irish HSE have now urged people at higher risk of flu such as the elderly, pregnant women and children with chronic illness to get vaccinated, but should we all be panicking?
State Sen. Brownie Carson, D-Brunswick, said he's concerned that ME still doesn't have enough public health nurses on hand if a flu epidemic were to break out this season.
Myth #6 - You can't spread the flu if you are feeling well.
Dr. Mendoza is reminding people that the flu is a respiratory viral illness, and now is a good time to remind residents about ways to prevent the transmission of the illness.
The Type B virus has been responsible for 68 percent of confirmed severe cases, CDC said. It is working with NHS England to put measures in place to manage potential increases in flu activity. Those 18 years of age and older may also be able to get their influenza vaccine at a local pharmacy.
No flights could take off from Delhi's IGI for almost four hours between 7.30 am and 11.05 am, according to an airport official. Visibility at the airport fell to as low as 50 metres on the morning of New Year's Eve, with flight schedules going haywire.
China's manufacturing sector continued to expand in December, pointing to economic resilience in the country's factory sector. China's slowdown means that for the rest of Asia, the pace of rate increases is unlikely to match that of the U.S.
Inventories are now down by nearly 20% from their historic highs last March and well below this time a year ago or in 2015. Brent crude futures-the global benchmark-were also up, rising 45 cents or 0.7% to $66.61 a barrel, CNBC reported.
Furthermore, resuming a replay will take you to where you left off, so you no longer need to watch them from the beginning. That's frustrating in any game, but in PUBG , it's a problem that can wipe out your entire match progress in an instant.
LG Display has showcased a new 88-inch OLED display with an 8K resolution, ahead of the upcoming CES 2018 show in Las Vegas. This not only includes televisions panels, but OLED panels for smartphones as well.
For nearly the entire first half Thursday night, Virginia Tech looked like it had almost everything under control. James Washington caught five passes for 126 yards, making him the career receiving yards leader at Oklahoma State.
Ten people were also killed in a suicide bomb attack near the compound of Afghanistan's intelligence agency in Kabul on Monday. A local Shiite leader said one of the bombers was sitting unnoticed among the participants when he detonated his device.
In Wenger's record 811th game in charge, James McClean deflected in Alexis Sanchez's 83rd-minute free kick to put Arsenal ahead. Referees have to protect. "Gabriel will be out for a little bit more than one month", Guardiola said.
New Zealand welcomes 2018 with fireworks
People around the world are celebrating and congratulating New Year by sending magazines to each other. To welcome the new year in Mumbai, the city's historic buildings are decorated with colorful lights.
Seven dead as JeM militants storm CRPF camp in Lethpora
Four jawans have been martyred and three terrorists were killed in the fidayeen attack on the CRPF camp in Jammu and Kashmir. Two militants were killed and reports said one more is in the building that was being hit by heavy weapons.
Forecast: It's Cold, And It Will Stay Cold For Some Time
If you plan on heading out for end of year festivities, make sure to dress appropriately for the cold and bundle up. Another push of bitterly cold air will move into Wisconsin Friday night and linger through New Year's Day Monday .
Instagram to show "Recommended Posts" on your home feed
Instagram said there is going to be five posts suggested containing links to stuff liked by accounts that the user follows. Recently, Instagram has been focused on broadening access to posts and content beyond accounts that users follow.