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Old 01-14-2019, 05:28 PM
 
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Thirty-seven percent of U.S. adults were estimated to have been vaccinated last flu season, down 6 percentage points from the previous year, according to the CDC. It estimates that the flu killed more than 80,000 people and caused more than 900,000 hospitalizations last year.
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Old 01-15-2019, 07:18 AM
 
Location: OHIO
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Nobody I know has had the flu this season as of yet.


Norovirus is going around here
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Old 01-15-2019, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Wine Country
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Nobody I know has had the flu this season as of yet.


Norovirus is going around here
Lat year we had a norovirus outbreak followed less than a week later by the flu. All 5 of us had norovirus. Just my husband and I had the flu. I had to take two weeks off of work.
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Old 01-15-2019, 11:34 PM
 
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At one of my jobs, we are having a lot of positive flu tests but from what I have seen, a large majority of them have been under the age of five.
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Old Yesterday, 02:50 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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My husband's co-worker lost his five year old daughter to the flu yesterday.
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Old Yesterday, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Nobody I know has had the flu this season as of yet.


Norovirus is going around here
I agree, I think it appears to be a light season compared to last year. There will always be some who will come down with the flu, but a bad season, so far not here.
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Old Yesterday, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Click "play" in the upper left corner of the graphic and watch flu spread since October:

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/usmap.htm

Flu stats:

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/summary.htm
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Old Yesterday, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Wine Country
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My husband's co-worker lost his five year old daughter to the flu yesterday.
That is so sad. I cannot even imagine. The flu is a killer. I wish more people understood this fact.
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Old Yesterday, 10:27 AM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Here in CT, a 90 year old man told me his son had it. That was around a month ago. The 90 year old man stayed away from his son for a while so that he wouldn't get it. I asked him if he had gotten a flu shot and he hadn't.

And a friend in Maine just got over the flu.

I'm sorry, Hedgehog_Mom, to hear about the little girl.
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Old Yesterday, 11:20 AM
 
Location: colorado springs, CO
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Nobody I know has had the flu this season as of yet.
I know of one person who has tested positive for the flu; my 26-year-old son's girlfriend. She was here with all of us on Christmas one week before she tested positive yet nobody else caught it. No comparison to last year, whatsoever.

There has been a yet-to-be-defined viral respiratory illness that has been highly contagious going around but it's very short-lived; 2 out of my 3 kids still living at home had to miss 1 day of school each. It doesn't seem to last long enough to get people out to their doctors, so most haven't even been tested for the flu.

The above mentioned 26-year-old son actually did come down with that & only a few days after his girlfriends confirmed flu test. He went to the doctor (different doctor than the girlfriends) & the doctor didn't bother with either the test nor antivirals. I can only assume that their office had been seeing a lot of the other viral bug & had some level of confidence that they knew what they were looking at.

During last year's season I became concerned with the ability (lack of) of many to assess secondary pneumonia, so this year I pulled out my old "ears" (stethoscope) & checked his lung sounds & everybody else who wandered in & out of here who didn't feel well.

That might sound extreme but I have almost a dozen kids ages 15-33, in various stages of school &/or employment, with friends, girlfriends, boyfriends, spouses, four grandkids ages 2-9, a sister with four kids & one infant grandchild & a 78-year-old father... You get just one positive flu test amongst us, over the holidays when everyone gets together & that is potentially a lot of very sick people.

One thing I miss about not being able to work is that I don't have my finger on the pulse of the community experience with illnesses. I'd like to know if any with that short viral bug actually had been tested for the flu & what the results were.
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