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Officials say the number of flu cases in our area continues to climb and it seems a different strain of the virus is now starting to circulate.
As alarming as those numbers are, they barely capture the magnitude of the sweeping epidemic, doctors say, because most people self-treat influenza and their illnesses are not counted in the weekly surge of lab-confirmed cases.
As flu cases rise across Michigan, Oakland County health officials are calling on residents to get vaccinated.
Influenza is a serious disease that comes on quickly and causes high fever, body aches, headache, sore throat, fatigue, runny/stuffy nose and cough.
"It's a tough year", said Vermillion Medical Clinic's Becky McManus. Then wash them again.
According to numbers, just released from South Carolina DHEC Wednesday, there were 38 flu deaths within the last week alone almost doubling the total number of deaths to 84.
The same virus was the dominant flu bug last winter, when the flu season wasn't as bad. There have been several tragic and widely publicized deaths of children this flu season, with at least 30 such cases so far. "My message is, if you haven't gotten a vaccine, please get a vaccine".
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The attempt by Syrian Kurds to produce a similar autonomous region on the Syria-Turkish border raised hackles in Ankara. However, those differences do "not mean that [the KNC] will stand behind these violent attacks on civilians", he said.
Sandra Archer with Shawnee Mission Health said it's not too late for a flu shot to help. "This is a severe flu season that is claiming some seemingly healthy individuals". "It's important to remain vigilant and practice good prevention techniques, especially for seniors, the very young and school-aged children".
"When they come in, we got to get masks on them real quickly", he said.
"Oakland County is now in the midst of a very active flu season with widespread and intense flu activity", said Leigh-Anne Stafford, health officer for the Oakland County Health Division. "We will not release the county of death or any type of identifying information, other than an age range", says Courtney Sheeley, DPH communications specialist.
The medical system also is asking the public to not bring any children under 18 to the emergency department, outpatient or doctor visits, unless the appointment is for the child. "We are seeing a lot of secondary illnesses resulting from this year's flu".
He stands by his report of two deaths compared to health officials only declaring one from Polk County.
"Yes, it is still recommended to get a flu shot", Johnson said.
All signs point to him being good to go, however, and if that's the case then we may be treated to an all-time Gronk performance. Louis Rams and presided over a train wreck of a 2-14 season, where three different quarterbacks started at least three games.
Earlier this month, he spoke about Dreamers in conciliatory terms and promised to support whatever members of Congress approved. Democratic Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., urged Republicans to join together with Democrats to reach a bipartisan alternative.
Since then, there have been a slew of different circumstances that prompted shutdowns, but this shutdown is unique for one reason. Despite last minute bipartisan meetings, the bill to fund the government until February 16 did not receive the required 60 votes.
The Redskins had the option of either franchise tagging Cousins again - this time for $34.5m - or committing to a long-term deal. That's plenty for a team that needs only a few pieces and better injury luck to make a playoff run in 2018.
Halep will try and play more aggressive whilst Wozniacki will keep chasing down balls and will look to keep errors to a minimum. The win returned Wozniacki to the No. 1 ranking, six years after losing it at the 2012 Australian Open .
GE also forecast more weakness at its power business this year, a unit that produced 60 percent of profits as recently as 2016. A weaker currency can be beneficial for exports and trade, which has been one of the key causes of the Trump administration.
Economists believe the loss of manufacturing jobs has more to do with automation and globalization than specific trade deals. Moreover, it's an open question how much credit a president , especially in his first year, can take for the economy.
He completed 47 of 87 passes for 439 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions, producing a 77.7 passer rating and a 27.8 QBR. The matchups, whether they are individual, position groups, units or coaching , should get plenty of attention.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated women across most categories , matching a record set in 2016. For starters, many fans were shocked to see that Gal Gadot and her portrayal in Wonder Woman was nowhere to be found.
Pettapiece echoed that sentiment, stating, "As MPP, my top priority will continue to be the people I am privileged to represent". Brown said he has instructed his lawyers to ensure that the allegations are addressed in court.
From there, the number of victims coming forward continued to grow, getting another jolt with the sentencing that began last week. Throughout much of the proceedings, the bespectacled Nassar sat with his head bowed, rarely making eye contact with his accusers.
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Huddersfield have now lost four league games in a row and are being dragged ever further into the mire of a relegation battle. He added that the win was exactly the reaction he was hoping for from his team, after losing two consecutive games.
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That's not going to change. " Referees have to protect, not just mine, all players". "Always I encourage him to think first". But the Community Shield? "We will see [Sane's injury] tomorrow, he could be out for two, three, four weeks".
San Jose to host 2019 NHL All-Star game
While Bettman trumpeted the ability to "share NHL hockey with our fans overseas" he seemed nonplussed about skipping the Olympics. Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon are eight and nine points back of Nikita Kucherov, respectively, for the overall scoring lead.
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Tiger Woods was everywhere but the fairway and putted for birdie on only half of his holes. His play from tee to green may have been "gross" (Woods' word ), but it was also tidy.
NAFTA: Litmus Test on a Deal Will Come Over Next Few Days
Talks to renegotiate NAFTA - in effect since 1994 between the U.S., Mexico and Canada - are now in their sixth round. Union leaders hope the complaint will help push the USA toward stronger labor laws as NAFTA negotiations continue.
Will Trump's solar tariff do more harm than good?
After all, USA appliances tend to be more expensive, because we tend to pay our workers more than Chinese and Korean companies. The only difference is that while Obama's tariffs were focused on China specifically, Trump's apply to all foreign producers.
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Because we gave South Africa a total and forced them to play their best cricket to go for it. "I think we bowled really well". Brief scores: India first innings: 45/2 (Virat Kohli 24 batting; Vernon Philander 1/1) vs South Africa at lunch on Day 1.
Jaguars collapse seals Patriots' 10th trip to Super Bowl
They went 85 yards in just six plays, quickly slicing Jacksonville's hard-earned lead to 14-10 only 55 seconds before halftime. He wasn't wearing a glove on his right hand, just some black taping around his wrist and thumb area. "It's pretty fantastic .
Angelique Kerber thrashes Maria Sharapova to reach fourth round
For Sharapova , who is looking to rediscover her best on her way back from a 15-month drugs ban, it is back to the drawing board. A 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 loss to No. 97-ranked Tennys Sandgren in the second round was his earliest exit in a decade at Melbourne Park.
US govt shutdown begins after spending bill fails
The Senate is expected to resume talks on funding the government at noon. "We discussed all of the major outstanding issues". Republicans refused and neither side has been willing to back down. "We have another six weeks to solve that problem".