Rogers County Health Department offering flu shots at no cost

New Jersey state epidemiologist Dr. Tina Tan

18 people died from the flu last week in North Carolina according to the state Department of Health and Human Services.

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting that the number of flu cases across the state are starting to drop and fewer patients are being hospitalized with it.

Hospitalizations are now at 3,962 for this flu season. That's down from 340 the week prior.

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That brings the statewide total to 253 since the flu season began October 1, far exceeding 218 deaths from the previous year.

Health officials say more than 6,300 flu cases were reported across SC.

Tulsa and other county health departments have been offering free flu shots while supplies last.

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Either way, this year's flu epidemic has been especially severe in San Diego.

Palese and his team have been working nearly exclusively for five years on finding the "holy grail" of flu prevention, and they believe they are close. Flu complications can include pneumonia, bronchitis, sinus infections, bacterial infections and immune system over-reactions. Majority of deaths have been seen in ages 65 and older.

This flu season is one of the worst in memory. Although some news sources have reported this year's vaccine is only expected to be 10 percent effect, CDC experts say that is incorrect for the U.S. There are a lot of flu viruses, and that's why the vaccine changes.

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Portu said this season's flu vaccine has been about 51 percent effective for children ages 6 months to 8 years old, while for the general population, the effectiveness rate stands at about 36 percent, as of February.

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