"For those of us who are not infected yet and haven't gotten the shot, you should get the flu shot now", Melnick said. "It's just a slow upward, so we're only at the beginning of flu season right now".
These numbers don't paint the full picture of influenza cases, because many people don't require medical treatment or get tested. H3N2, the strain largely responsible for last year's outbreak, has so far been less common than the H1N1 strain.
The HSE is urging all people in at-risk groups for the flu to get vaccinated if they have not done so already. "Less often, a person might get flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes". The more people who are vaccinated, the less likely the virus is to spread - protecting those who are most vulnerable, including babies, older adults, and people with compromised immune systems.
Flu activity increases in October, with it peaking between December and February, according to the Centers for Disease Control. While it's best to get one early in the season, it's never too late - and doing so may protect not only you, but also children, the elderly and other vulnerable populations, experts say.
Officials did not release the child's age, gender and hometown.
On the show, he bragged about not asking the names of women at parties and how he watched them move on the dance floor. BCCI boss Rai termed the comments made by Pandya and Rahul as crass, made in bad taste and unacceptable.
National Football League head coaching vacancies have started to get filled up, but Mike McCarthy remains on the market. The Dolphins fired Gase at the end of December after three seasons behind the bench.
The result, announced early on Thursday, means the first electoral transfer of power in 59 years of independence in the DRC. A spokesman for the ruling coalition rejected the accusation, asking "Why would we have to steal?"
It keeps around 14,000 troops there as part of a NATO-led mission aiding Afghan security forces and hunting militants. The war was waged by an global coalition led by the United States in the wake of the September 11 terror attacks.
A new radio burst called FRB 180814.J0422+73 is now the second location in the sky to produce repeating radio bursts. The existence of a second repeating burst suggests there could be many more of the mysterious signals in the cosmos.
Bayern are willing to offer the number 10 shirt to Hudson-Odoi, with Arjen Robben expected to leave the club in the summer, and it places Chelsea at a crossroads moment over whether to keep a youngster who looks keen to leave.
Juventus are leading the race to sign Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey when his contract expires at the end of the season. Meanwhile, European football expert Andy Brassel claims Juventus are willing to bide their time to land Ramsey.
Serena Williams' road to her record-tying Grand Slam championship could have to go through Naomi Osaka . On the women's side, Serena Williams has her sights set on a record-tying 24th career Grand Slam.
Citing an unnamed Park Service official, the Post reported that the Interior Department's solicitor had authorized the memo. With the breathtaking scenery blanketed in snow, the park is visited by over 20,000 tourists every month.
Kyler Murray Expected to Enter NFL Draft
It's still unclear if Murray will leave camp to attend the combine, but a source told Slusser he is leaning towards football. If the Cardinals don't take him, there's still likely several teams in the first round that would use a pick on him.
White Sox add another Manny Machado friend
The Nationals made Harper a 10-year opening contract offer worth around $300 million earlier this offseason, the report says. After years of consistent losing, the White Sox and their loaded farm system are ready to start winning now.
Man Charged Over Suspicious Packages Sent To Consulates
Police said they have identified all the intended recipients and have put procedures in place to recover the outstanding packages. The arrested man is expected to appear in a Melbourne court on Thursday, charged with sending unsafe articles through the post.
Iran acknowledges arrest of US Navy veteran
She filed a missing persons report after White failed to board his July 27, 2018, flight back to the USA , according to the AP. London-based news website IranWire said Mr White was being held in Vakilabad prison in Mashhad, northeastern Iran.
Future speaks on R. Kelly sex abuse scandal
This week, buzz developed about a Georgia criminal investigation launching following last week's Surviving R. Chris Hopper, a spokesman, for the Fulton County district attorney's office, declined to comment.
Meghan Markle's brother will invite her to his wedding
She is set to visit Smart Works on Thursday and plans to make public visits to the other three organizations in the coming weeks. The pregnant wife of Prince Harry looked stunning as she greeted workers, and wore her hair in her trademark bun.
Trailer: Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt's Gully Boy
The captain of the ship is Zoya Akhtar, we are sure that her direction will take the film to the next level. And while its team continues to celebrate the moment, Ranveer is here with his next project - Gully Boy .
Clemson's Swinney looking forward to next title run
MVP Trevor Lawrence threw for 347 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Tigers to their second national title in three seasons. It was also just the seventh interception and second interception returned for a touchdown in Tagovailoa's career.