Public health officials for Grand Forks County and the North Dakota Department of Public Health say it's better late than never to get a flu shot.
The child died at Dayton Children's Hospital on Saturday, January 6.
"We still are entering the first peak month in this neck of the woods out here", Dr. Michael Johnson, director of community health at the Southern Nevada Health District, said Friday.
H3N2 has been responsible for some of the worst flu seasons in the United States of America in recent years, including the 2006-2007, 2012-2013, and 2014-2015 bouts.
ODH also is reporting 1,750 new confirmed flu-associated hospitalizations in OH during the first week of January, a significant increase over 925 reported during the last week of December. There have been 3,854 total flu-associated hospitalizations in OH since flu season began in October.
Use a tissue to cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing; avoid using your hands, but if you do, immediately wash or use antibacterial cleanser to help prevent germs from spreading.
People getting the flu from the vaccine is a misconception, de Lota said.
Schneider said influenza is a very common viral infection, that for most people, just causes fatigue, body aches, a low-grade fever and other minor symptoms for a few days.
"Trying to avoid the emergency rooms is good because you don't really want to spread influenza among vulnerable people or health care workers if you can avoid it", Kendall said.
Wischmeier says it's still worthwhile getting a flu shot, even though the season has been underway in full force.
Each Friday, the Kane County Health Department releases statistics providing an overview of influenza within the county.
To make matters worse, some pharmacies are dealing with temporary shortages of flu medications, due to demand.
The flu has also taken a toll on kids, with 195 people under age 18 admitted to hospital as of December 30.
Each year is different, but reported cases of the influenza virus usually peak in February.
Anyone who is particularly at risk - including the elderly and those with heart and/or lung conditions - should seek immediate medical attention if they show flu-like symptoms.
CDC recommends that healthcare providers prescribe one of two antiviral drugs as a second line of defense as soon as possible to patients with confirmed or suspected influenza who are hospitalized, have severe illness, or may be at higher risk for flu complications.