This Year’s Flu Strain Looks To Be Aggressive
The worst of the season is a long way away, but experts are reminding people to get vaccinated.
There’s An Aggressive Flu Virus On The Loose: Have You Gotten A Flu Shot Yet?
The flu is here and just in time to spread during Thanksgiving gatherings. Influenza season is starting early, and it’s aggressive, according to Kaiser Permanente Fresno. Since the start of October, Kaiser has tested 70 people for influenza, and and 10 had influenza A, while two had influenza B. (Anderson, 11/8)
In other public health news —
To Protect People's Lungs, Move Bus Stops Away From Intersections, Study Says
Every day, almost a million LA County residents wait at busy city intersections for the bus. A new UCLA study finds they’re breathing high levels of vehicle exhaust because of it. (Guerin, 11/8)
San Francisco Chronicle:
California’s New Birth Certificate Heralds Third-Gender Intersex Rights
The Gender Recognition Act, which Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law on Oct. 15, puts California in the lead nationally in legal recognition for nonbinary genders. ...The new law allows the designation of a third gender on birth certificates. (Knight and Tamar-Mattis, 11/8)