It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like (A Still Very Mild) Flu Season
Kaiser Permanente reported 10 percent of influenza samples tested positive last week for the flu. That’s up from 7 percent positive results just two weeks prior. “It is going up, but it’s creeping up,” said Dr. Dee Lacy, an infectious disease specialist at Kaiser Fresno.
Mild Flu Season So Far In Fresno CA Area But Vaccine Encouraged
It has been a relatively flu-free fall so far, but it’s beginning to look like flu season at hospitals in the central San Joaquin Valley. For the past two weeks, hospitals have reported an increase in influenza, particularly in children. For the past two weeks, hospitals have reported an increase in influenza, particularly in children. (Anderson, 12/3)
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Flu Shots Urged In Riverside County As Holiday Travel Season Picks Up
It’s flu season and with one death reported early on in Riverside County, officials are urging everyone 6 months and older to get vaccinated. “It’s part of our social responsibility,” said Dr. Alexandra Clark, a pediatrician with Loma Linda University Medical Center. The Centers for Disease Control recommends that anyone 6 months and older get a flu shot every year, even if the viruses the vaccine protects against have not changed from the previous season. (Barkas, 12/3)