‘Severe’ Flu Season Ramping Up, But Doctors Pleased With Vaccination’s Success
The strain officials chose for the vaccination is a good match this year, doctors say.
Orange County Register:
Flu Cases On The Rise In Orange County, 'Severe' Season Expected
Orange County public health officials on Wednesday said flu cases have been increasing rapidly in recent weeks and urged residents to get vaccinated. The Health Care Agency said more than 900 confirmed flu cases have been reported this season. Nine adults under 65 and two children have been hospitalized in intensive care with severe infection. (Perkes, 1/18)
Woman Dies From Flu-Related Illness In Fresno County, First Such Death This Season
An unidentified woman has become the first flu-related death in Fresno County this influenza season, the county Department of Public Health announced Wednesday. So far this season, 44 people have died nationwide from flu-related illnesses, the health department said. County health officials encourage vaccinations for everyone over the age of 6 months. “This tragic, untimely death reminds us that we all must take action to prevent infection with influenza,” said Dr. Ken Bird, county health officer. (1/18)