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We urge community members who become ill with symptoms of the flu to contact their primary care provider, seek care at a walk-in clinic like Mission My Care Now, conduct an online visit with a doctor or visit a nearby urgent care facility.

Tulsa County had 42 deaths and 1,098 hospitalizations as of Tuesday, the state health department said.

"On the down side, we'd certainly like to see that number always higher than it is".

North Carolina still has widespread flu activity, and has almost a dozen more weeks in the season to go.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, which tracks flu cases nationwide, has confirmed that the number of positive tests for the flu nationwide has decreased slowly but steadily in the past two weeks. They noted that the findings might not be generalizable to other age-groups, given that schoolchildren typically have high immune responses to vaccines, and added that more studies are needed to confirm the findings. The health department reported a spike in ER visits for ages 5-18 for the week ending February 9.

The number of patients showing up at CT emergency rooms has dropped for the fourth week in a row.

The policy applies to participants including Metro Richmond Bon Secours, HCA Virginia, Southside Regional Medical Center and VCU Health System.

While the flu season has been severe, it was not a pandemic, Priest said.

Egg-based manufacturing processes have been used to develop flu vaccines for more than 70 years (reported by CDC), however, the alternative methods - cell and recombinant - have also been approved for use by regulatory bodies and do not suffer the same limitations found with eggs.

The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year. He also recommends the usual commonsense measures of covering your mouth when you cough, washing your hands and contacting your physician if your condition doesn't improve.

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