27 flu related deaths statewide so far this season

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Greenville Health System is limiting patient visitation to adults except in special circumstances in an effort to combat the spread of flu and other contagious illnesses.

Addressing concerns about a shortage of flu vaccine and antiviral medications reported this weekend throughout California, state health officials said they have worked with drug manufacturers to ensure they have enough pharmaceuticals for the state.

The CDC estimates that flu has caused between 9.2 million and 35.6 million illnesses, between 140,000 and 710,000 hospitalizations, and 12,000 to 56,000 deaths each year since 2010.

"It arrived about a month earlier than anticipated", she told 7 News on Wednesday.

Prevention is the best medicine. She said viruses can live on surfaces up to 24 hours. This year's most common vaccine covers two A strains and a B strain, but there are stronger vaccines, typically for older people, that covers a second B strain.

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"The CVS's and the Wallgreens and other retail pharmacies are having to order to order them in smaller quantities than in the past, that they were allowed to".

A report from the first week of the year shows a rise of flu cases, though experts make a distinction between the influenza virus and similar illnesses, since the majority of patients are never tested for influenza.

According to the Florida Department of Health, Lee County is not an anomaly: cases are up statewide.

AnMed Health officials are also asking all visitors to "voluntarily stay away from the hospital", asking the public to only come to the emergency department with emergency medical needs.

Flu-related deaths in California are higher than usual so far this season and most victims were not vaccinated, state health officials said Tuesday in urging residents to get flu shots.

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What can you do to try to prevent it?

While Aussie flu has spread quickly across Europe, there's no need to panic, says Medical Director for Bupa UK, Dr Steve Iley.

· Wash your hands frequently. In addition, hand-sanitizer stations are located at hospital entrances and throughout the buildings. The country had more than 233,400 confirmed cases of the flu, which was more than double the number of cases it saw the year before, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.

Why is this important, besides dealing with the obvious unpleasantness of fever, chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and fatigue?

"And the advice if you do have any of those symptoms would be to stay home, because if you go to school or work, you'll share that virus with others".

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