The city's health department says the most common flu viruses they're seeing this season are Influenza B and H1N1.
Influenza A was more prominent than Influenza B during the week, with 1,169 positive Influenza A tests being reported compared to 724 for Influenza B.More news: Trump campaign rakes in $46M in fourth quarter, blowing past Democrats’ hauls
Dr. Virginia Caine, the Marion County Public Health Department Director, is asking that anyone with mild flu-like symptoms first go to their own doctor, a community health center or an urgent care center.
Levine said that Ballad has seen a 45% increase in the number of pediatric ER visits in September - 700 more than they saw in December 2018 - which includes all transmissible illnesses, not just flu.More news: Mason Marchment profits from Maple Leafs development staff ahead of debut
Karen Martin with the state Department of Health says if you're sick stay home from work or school to help avoid infecting others. The CDC says flu activity is not only high, but it's been elevated for eight weeks. It can be seen that it has surpassed the peak of 2014-15 and is close to hitting the deadliest season. For a complete clinic listing, with hours and phone numbers, log on to www.southeasternhealth.org.
Puerto Rico, New York City, Washington, D.C. and 34 states across the country reported "high" flu activity as 2019 came to a close, according to the latest report from the Centers Disease Control and Prevention.More news: Rod Stewart charged with simple battery after alleged assault at children's party
Total numbers hospitalised with flu have now reached 3,152 this season, compared with 331 a year ago, the figures show. "If you have yet to get your flu shot, it is not too late". "Flu vaccination is always the best way to prevent flu and its potentially serious complications", the website reads in part.