HSE confirm number of ''Aussie Flu'' deaths in Ireland

   DEADLY The killer strain of flu called H3N2 is striking people down across the UK

So far, 512 flu-related hospitalizations have been reported to the CDC this year.

The number of flu-related deaths recorded in Ireland so far is under ten, with the HSE urging people to get vaccinated against it.

The HSE said that Australian flu season has been dominated by influenza A (H3N2) co-circulating with influenza B, but that the H3N2 is similar to the strain that dominated last year's flu season in Ireland.

Last year, for instance, there were only 52 flu cases in ME through December 24 and 467 through the end of January, but cases surged in the last three months of the season.

Between the years 2003 to 2013, the three flu seasons that were dominated by H3N2 strains of the flu had the highest mortality rates. Lawrenchuk says the virus mutates from year to year so it's very hard to predict with 100% certainty which strain will be circulating in a community.

According to CDC experts, every year flu viruses mutate and sometimes that mutation is fast.

Hospitals have been overwhelmed with the influx of infected patients seeing an average of 10 patients a day that are admitted for flu-symptoms.

Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

"I'm not sure if the Australian flu is the Irish flu because they got it from us, or it's the Australian flu because we got it from them, but we know it's that virus", he said.

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Flu season has returned to Livingston County. The nurses were instrumental in ME during the H1N1 flu outbreak in 2009, when vaccine clinics were set up all over the state, Carson said.

Stay home and avoid contact with people for at least 24 hours after your fever subsides without the use of fever-reducing medicine. It's a symphony of achoo out there and the best medical advice is that you should get the flu shot as early as you can.

So if you're still really ill after seven days, it's a good indication of something more serious.

"In most years the peak doesn't come until February or even March, so there's ample reason to get a flu shot to protect yourself and the people around you".

As with any flu, the Australian flu is highly contagious and can spread quickly.

"The effectiveness of the vaccine can reach 60 to 70 percent if the predicted influenza B lineage matches the dominant circulating virus", he said. The department said public health officials are concerned.

"Covering your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough and sneeze, disposing of the tissue as soon as possible and cleaning your hands as soon as you can are important measures in helping prevent the spread of influenza and other germs and reducing the risk of transmission", added Dr. Kelleher.

Dr. Mendoza says influenza is contagious up to one day before some has symptoms, and can remain contagious until about a week after the patient begins to have symptoms.

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