People at the Washoe County Health District track the flu on a weekly basis and there's little debate about the trend.
The IDPH recommendation is in response to state influenza activity level, which is now listed as "widespread".
"First is if someone is sick make sure you stay home, don't go around too many people", he said. "We are typically seeing a strain, the H3N2 strain, that can be more severe than other strains".
Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting the fourth and fifth flu-related deaths in Dallas County for the 2017-18 season.
Brendan Flannery, an epidemiologist in the CDC's flu division, said that "the important thing for people to know is that we think that the flu vaccine will prevent some illness that's caused by the current circulating viruses".
A higher risk of complications from the flu is possible for children six to 59 months of age, pregnant women, people 65 years or older, and people with chronic health problems. But it's hard to track exact numbers because only a certain percentage of people with flu symptoms go the hospital for testing.
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Laboratory-confirmed cases of contagious flu are on the rise in the United States, with 11 deaths attributed to the virus in San Diego County, Calif., alone.
"We're starting to see flu cases increase here in IL just like every state across the nation", Arnold said.
"There's a lot of confusing information being provided from multiple news sources that the flu shot has been only 10 percent effective", says.
The rules are in accordance with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the release states. The flu virus can live on a surface for a few hours after exposure, so it is of vital importance to have proper hygiene, Modi said.
ADPH says citizens should request the "quadrivalent vaccine", which protects against four influenza strains, because one of the strains in circulation in Alabama (Type B/Yamagata) is only included in the quadrivalent vaccine.