Flu Death Toll Continues To Climb In What’s Expected To Be One Of Most Vicious Seasons In Years
Public health officials are urging people to still get the flu shot, even though this year's vaccine is less effective.
The Mercury News:
Two More Flu Deaths Reported In Greater Bay Area
In what California public health officials say could be the state’s worst flu season in a decade, two more flu-related deaths have been reported in the Greater Bay Area, increasing the region’s total to seven, and the state’s unofficial tally to 29. Santa Clara County public health officials added the fifth victim to their list on Wednesday, while Solano County has just reported its first flu fatality. Monterey County reported one death at the end of December. (Seipel, 1/10)
Los Angeles Times:
Experts Help Public Combat Flu In First Installment Of USC VHH ‘Doc Talk’ Series
With one of the nastiest flu seasons in recent history gaining steam, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital experts shared some free tips Wednesday on how to recognize the symptoms of influenza and what to do if you think you’ve been hit. In the first of a series of free lunchtime “Doc Talks” being held at the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA every second Wednesday through November, Mary Virgallito, director of patient safety for the local hospital, discussed the different strains of influenza and how the virus can be spread from up to 6 feet away. (Cardine, 1/10)