Lynn Sutfin, with the Michigan Department of Health, says cases of the flu are on the rise across the state.
"The season is really starting to pick up", said Lynnette Brammer, the lead of CDC's domestic influenza surveillance team.
Calgary also saw around 500 more cases of influenza in mid-December compared with a year earlier.
This year, the majority of flu vaccines being offered in the community protect against two strains of influenza A and two strains of influenza B, the release said.
Avoid bringing children under the age of 12 to hospitals when possible. "Another thing is the vaccine might be a lot more effective this year than last year", Hu said.More news: Trump fires back after incoming US Senator Romney blasts president
Find out more about the flu in Iowa, here. "This year's vaccine is a good match for circulating strains and it is not too late to get the vaccine".
"It's miserable between feeling just rundown, frightful headaches, and the sweats", said Stephen Canter, a father who is anxious about the flu.
"We are starting to see an upward trend in cases being reported", said Jenny Galbraith, immunization surveillance coordinator at the North Dakota Department of Public Health.
"We have 268 confirmed cases of flu in Jackson County right now, which previous year, we were much higher", Landrum said.
Getting a flu shot should be at the top of the list for those at high risk for flu, including the elderly and people with heart disease or lung disease and pregnant women.More news: Tesla cuts prices as 4Q deliveries miss analysts' estimates
This is true for the Polk County Health Department which provides vaccinations at their walk-in clinic throughout the flu season.
If you get the flu, antiviral drugs such as Tamiflu and Relenza can make your illness less severe.
Stay home when you are sick.
She lost her 6-year-old daughter, Allison Eaglespeaker, to flu on December 1.
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For the final week of 2018, Arkansas reported "Regional" activity to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for geographic spread of influenza, and "Moderate" or "7/10 for influenza like illness intensity".