Flu upgraded to 'widespread' in Tennessee — CDC


The Center for Disease Prevention and Control (KEELPNO) said on Thursday that a total of 18 people -14 men and four women, ranging from 25 to 90 - have died of flu complications since the beginning of the year. This season has had about 22 child deaths across the USA from the flu, according to the department.

But some workplaces have been reporting an unseasonal spate of staff calling in sick with flu-like illnesses, after a relatively mild season last winter.

Three more people in DE have died from the flu.

A total of 20 people have now died from the flu in IN during the 2018-2019 season, according to the state's department of health.

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1,810 cases have been reported so far this season... More than 200 people have been hospitalized for the flu.

The Health Department reported in its last Virus Watch bulletin that flu activity remained higher than levels usually reported at this time of year, with two outbreaks in aged-care facilities.

The East Tennessee region beyond Knox County reports 6.2% of patients with the flu.

Officials are encouraging residents to get the flu vaccine, wash their hands frequently and try to avoid contact with others if experiencing cold or flu symptoms.