Flu Grips Bay Area After Relatively Mild Start To Season
Officials are reminding vulnerable residents that it's not too late to get a flu shot.
Flu Activity Now Widespread In Bay Area, Public Health Officials Say
After a relatively mild start, Bay Area public health department officials are now alerting residents that flu activity has increased to “widespread” levels here, and are recommending everyone 6 months and older — including pregnant women — get their annual flu shot as soon as possible. Their urgent message is compounded by five flu-related deaths reported this season in adults younger than 65, including ones in Monterey, Solano and Napa counties, according to county health officials there. (Seipel, 1/6)