Drawn-Out, Nasty Flu Season Continues To Plague Ventura County
“I’ve never seen this before,” said Dr. Robert Levin of the longer season, calling it the worst in his 20 years as health officer.
Ventura County Star:
Parts Of Ventura County Still Ache From Flu Wave
The worst flu season in recent history isn’t history yet. Some but not all doctors in Ventura County say they’re still dealing with flu more than three months after the first illnesses in a season that has contributed to at least 49 local deaths. The county death tally is more than three times higher than the 15 deaths in the 2009-2010 flu season, the previous high mark for the past decade. (Kisken, 4/4)
The San Diego Union-Tribune:
Weekly Flu Update: 247 More Cases, 7 Deaths
Though still elevated compared to previous years, San Diego’s flu season appears to be losing steam. The county Health and Human Services Agency announced seven more flu-related deaths Wednesday, bringing the season total to 326. Only one of those deaths occurred last week with two more in the third week of March and the remaining four tracking back to February. (Sisson, 4/4)