But the dominant strain of flu there this season, H3N2, usually leads to more serious symptoms and hospitalization compared with the common H1N1 strain. Last year's U.S. flu season saw the dominant strain flip from H1N1 to H3N2 around March 2019.
Furthermore, what sickness is going around right now 2019?
2019-2020 Flu Season Among the many viruses we see causing respiratory illness right now, the influenza virus (commonly called "the flu") can be particularly severe. Infection with the influenza virus causes a sudden onset of fever, chills, dry cough, and muscle aches.
Also, what are the symptoms of the virus going around 2019?
Symptoms include fever, feverish chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and tiredness. Children with the flu could also vomit and have diarrhea, according to the CDC. But, here's the kicker: It's impossible to know whether you have the flu based on symptoms alone.
How many deaths from the flu this year so far?
CDC estimates that so far this season there have been at least 36 million flu illnesses, 370,000 hospitalizations and 22,000 deaths from flu. Antiviral medications are an important adjunct to flu vaccine in the control of influenza.
How long does the flu last in adults?
For most healthy people, the flu is an uncomfortable but short-term illness that resolves itself as the immune system fights it off. Symptoms usually appear from one to four days after exposure to the virus, and they last five to seven days.