In less than two months since 2018 began, there have been numerous cases of people getting the flu - which is normally expected to occur this time of year.
During the week of January 21- 27, more than 9,000 flu cases were reported in Missouri and a total of 66,373 have been reported statewide since flu season started in October.
This flu season is on track to becoming one of the worst in recent history, according to the CDC.
Heather Holland, 38, of Willow Park, Texas, passed away Sunday, Feb. 4, after suffering complications from the flu, DFW-TV reports. Berks County has recorded 1,565 cases so far.
Many people who get sick after getting a flu shot assume the flu shot gave them the flu.
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A letter sent home to families each year states that isolation means returning home and not attending class, although officials said Friday that single-occupancy rooms are made available for those who live far from home.
The number of laboratory-confirmed flu cases in DE is skyrocketing and one-week totals are now surpassing the highest single-week totals from last flu season. With those numbers expected to increase health officials in north Georgia are stepping up flu prevention efforts.
The Arkansas Department of Health has deemed this flu season the worst in almost two decades after nearly 30 more people have died since last week.
The Bern Township hospital campus has not had to add a separate flu clinic, but officials have discussed that contingency plan. "I think this year we're up to about 250 flu shots". What is unusual is the hospitalizations are greater than we've been seeing in the past several years.
"We don't really have a specific plan", Superintendent Mark Mitchell said. "We've called in extra staff".
The 1918 influenza pandemic killed more people than any other disease outbreak in human history, according to "The Great Influenza", a definitive account written by historian John Barry. "We are advising students who are diagnosed with influenza to remain out of classes until they are no longer febrile (feverish)".