Flu is spreading with considerable speed in the Dallas County. As per the report of the US Health Department, approximately 26 percent of flu test turned out positive in the last week of November.
The ratio indicates that 758 patients of the county suffered from flu. The figures are almost the double the patients diagnosed with flu in the beginning of November. Most of the flu patients are children and infants. 565 children are severely ill due to the flu attack. Currently, all the emergency rooms and hospitals are packed with flu patients.
It shows that the predictions of UN health department were true. The majority of the flu patients are infected with H3N2 which is considered as the mutated strain of flu. Thus far, there is no appropriate medication or cure of the flu.
A few weeks ago, the Center of Disease Control and Prevention warned that this year the flu season would be extremely dangerous. The strain of flu, which generally attacks pigs and birds, might send numerous people to hospital in this winter season.
Tara Bealor, Director of Adams County Health department informed that the symptoms of H3N2 are quite similar to the ordinary flu virus. It begins with conditions such as sore throat, cough, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, body pain, high fever and chills. It directly damages the respiratory system of the patients.
Randy Sachs, a spokesman for Children’s Medical Center Dallas stated that it is just the start of the most dangerous flu season. Surprisingly, this time the flu season begins two or three weeks before it usually start. Unfortunately, researchers failed to find any proper cure or treatment for this particular strain of flu. Precautions like flu shots are the only way to save you from flu.