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Fifth flu season death in San Diego region reported

Fifth flu season death in San Diego region reported

And what that feels like won't be a nice day, or two or three, off.

In Ohio, flu activity is increasing with numbers rising above the five-year average, according to the Ohio Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The flu virus can be killed by simply keeping you hands washed and spraying Lysol in locations that are commonly touched over a days time. Getting an annual flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and others from catching or spreading influenza.

Since August, 709 cases of the flu have been reported in North Dakota. "We often think of the very young and seniors when we think of the vulnerable, but people at any age with underlying health conditions are also at a greater risk of the flu and serious complications stemming from it". While the flu vaccine does not provide ideal protection since scientists have to make an educated guess about which strain will dominate months in advance, the vaccine can make symptoms a lot less severe and even save lives.

If it seems like this flu season is worse than last year, that's probably because Dallas County is seeing a spike in cases much earlier than in previous years, said Zachary Thompson, director of the Dallas County Health and Human Services Department.

"We've seen increases in cases here since Thanksgiving". But because of the way cases are trending so far, Thompson said the county could be in for a long haul with the season peaking in February or March. Although most people fully recover from the flu, some experience severe illness like pneumonia and respiratory failure, and the flu can sometimes be fatal.

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The number of confirmed flu cases in Arizona so far this season is up by more than 750% compared to past year.

As it's produced by the pharmaceutical companies, it contains strands adapted to grow in eggs. Not being a doctor and with no medical training, I still have an interest in the flu-basically in trying to avoid it, but as an elected official thinking about community health, it is necessary to think more broadly.

"The elderly in general are at more risk from the flu than others", Burton said.

"They've had it since, like, three months ago", Perez said.

"Most of the increase came around Thanksgiving", Burton said.

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His hypothesis became the basis of numerous studies showing that people with the lowest Vitamin D levels reported having significantly more colds or cases of the flu.

Her regional statistics are added to reports from others and published online at www.dshs.texas.gov/flu/, including in "flu facts and weekly reports".

As of this time last season, there were four deaths in the county. But no antiviral resistant flu was reported in Region 8; and no pediatric influenza-related mortality occurred in that week.

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