The health agency adds: "Children may pass the virus for longer than seven days". It's the 35th year the York Hospital Auxiliary has coordinated the event, partnering for the first time with the Byrnes center.
He warned it was "inevitable" the flu strain would hit the UK.
According to the City of Houston Health Department, two women in their 60's have died.
In Houston, area hospitals have filled up, including Texas Children's Hospital, where a quarter of patients are being treated for the flu.
It's best to get as much rest as possible to allow your body to recuperate.
Chen also says if the symptoms are severe, a person might try a trip to urgent care before the emergency room because it could be faster.
Three more flu patients in Hong Kong died on Wednesday (Jan 10), prompting the Centre for Health Protection to advise people to adopt measures to protect themselves during the cold season in a news release on Friday.
The most recent numbers for Iowa show 78 new cases of the flu confirmed by the State Hygienic Laboratory and six new outbreaks in long-term care facilities. WakeMed Hospital is reporting a sharp increase in flu cases. That means that you may be able to pass on the flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick.
The prominent strain in this year's flu season was H3N2.
The free flu shots are available without an appointment.
Dr. John Kulish at Providence Hospital tells us they've already seen an increase in flu patients this season.
The flu has killed four people in Rock Island County since the season began in November, coroner Brian Gustafson said. Even if you get the flu this year, having the shot can decrease the length and severity of your symptoms. By getting the vaccine now, families will protect themselves and their loved ones against the flu during the holidays and through the duration of the flu season.
The flu bug hasn't gone dormant, but Saskatchewan isn't experiencing a "pandemic" either.
Some of the symptoms of influenza include fever, cough, sore throat, runny/stuffy nose, headache, muscle aches and extreme fatigue. They recommend seeing a doctor within 48-72 hours because a physician might prescribe medication to help reduce symptoms. "It's washing your hands".