First Flu Death Of Season Prompts Reminders To Get Vaccinated
Although the state just confirmed the first death, 11 others have had to be admitted to the ICU this season.
Los Angeles Times:
California Health Officials Report First Death Of Flu Season
California health officials on Thursday confirmed the state’s first death of this year’s influenza season and reminded everyone to get a flu shot before more people get sick. “As this unfortunate case illustrates, the flu can be deadly and causes thousands of fatalities each year in the United States,” said Karen Smith, director of the California Department of Public Health. “Fortunately, people can get vaccinated to help keep them from getting sick and spreading the flu to others.” (Karlamangla, 12/1)
The Mercury News:
California Reports First Flu Death Of 2016-17 Flu Season
California public health officials on Thursday announced the first flu-related fatality of the 2016-17 flu season. The victim, whom the department would identify only as a person under age 65, died in Los Angeles County. (Seipel, 12/1)