California’s Flu-Related Death Toll Rises to 318
As of Feb. 28, 318 California residents under age 65 had died after contracting influenza, more than seven times the number of flu-related deaths at this time last year, according to state health officials. Although the number of flu-related deaths in the state continues to rise, officials say such deaths nationwide have declined for four straight weeks, suggesting the flu season is coming to an end.
- "Flu Deaths Still Rising, but at a Slower Pace" (Florido, "KPCC News," KPCC, 3/7).
- "California's Flu Death Toll Rises to 318 Rise Even as Widespread Influenza Activity Decreases" (Craft, "Healthy Choices," Sacramento Bee, 3/7).