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Two more Mainers died from the flu last week, bringing the seasonal total to 48, according to new data from the Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The flu season - already one of the deadliest in decades - continues to sicken and kill people across the state and nation.

The 2017-2018 flu season is estimated to be at its peak, and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) says it's still a good time to get vaccinated.

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Staying home if sick and until at least 24 hours after their fever is gone, except to get medical care. For instance, the report indicated that the vaccine has a 59% effectiveness rate among children who are 6 months to 8 years old.

So far, there have been 2,450 cases have been reported in Lehigh County, and 3,388 in Northampton County. "Some protection is better than none", she said.

"The nasal flu vaccine is a great tool to have in that toolbox of different options people can get for the shots", Nordlund said.

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Additionally, the vaccine is 67% effective against the H1N1 flu, and 42% effective against the influenza B viruses. Since January, flu-related hospitalizations have climbed more than threefold, with those older than 65 years and young children 0-4 years of age having the highest risk. Antivirals, if started early, can sometimes help reduce the severity and duration of disease.

Known as the live-attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), the nasal spray is preferred by some parents and children as an alternative to getting a shot, but the ACIP had voted against its use in the U.S.

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