Although prevention isn't always effective, she says it's pretty simple.
The girl, who did not get the flu jab either, was admitted to Princess Margaret Hospital on December 26.
Calgarians may be sneezing a bit less frequently in this new year but a public health doctor wants you to remember that flu season isn't over yet.
The flu is now spreading throughout the United States, health officials said Friday.
A limited supply of free influenza vaccine will be available for this event on a first-come, first-served basis.
The flu is on the rise in MS and nationwide.
Arkansas recorded 227 deaths last flu season, which was the most on record for the past three decades.
Absolutely, local flu activity is steadily rising.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services Thursday said the flu outbreak in southeast Wisconsin has hit an "acceleration stage".
It is not too late to get the flu vaccine. "That you will catch the virus, and I have talked to many pharmacists and they say that's not true".
In 1918, H1N1 flu killed 50 million people around the world.
"I know it's hard not to let your child go to school, or not yourself go to work, but it is important if you've got these symptoms", he said.
"The flu shot is recommended generally for everyone over the age of 6 months". Individuals can also practice good habits like avoiding close contact with people who are sick, covering your cough, getting plenty of sleep, maintaining physical activity levels, managing your stress, drinking plenty of fluids and eating nutritious food. All visitors are urged to wash their hands before and after their visits.
If you have a flu-like sickness, try to stay at home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone.
People who are very sick or who are at high risk of serious flu complications and experience flu-like symptoms should see a healthcare provider promptly for possible treatment with a flu antiviral drug, says Nordlund.