Two More Flu-related Deaths Reported in San Diego County

Two More Flu-related Deaths Reported in San Diego County

Two More Flu-related Deaths Reported in San Diego County

On average, 36,000 people die from the virus or related complications each flu season.

- Get the flu vaccine, as well as the pneumococcal vaccine (a secondary illness), if you are able.

"The first report of seasonal influenza cases treated at Pleasant Valley Hospital (PVH) started in early October with an upward trend in December right before Christmas". Each year in the United States, 25-50 million infections are reported, more than 200,000 people are hospitalized and 23,600 die due to seasonal flu.

Although not a flawless vaccine, Morse says the average person may not realize just how important a role the influenza vaccine plays in public health.

"It's not just flu, but also other respiratory viruses", tweeted hospital CEO Alex Munter, "busy viral season".

According to the CDC website, vaccines are recommended to contain H1N1, H3N2 and Victoria lineage-all different types of influenza.

"If someone has the flu, they can stay home, get hydrated, maybe visit their family doctor". People at high risk of serious flu complications include (1) young children, (2) pregnant women, (3) people with chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes or heart and lung disease and (4) people 65 years and older.

It is not too late to get the flu shot, for those who have not done so yet.

"If you are a business owner, you should also encourage your employees to get vaccinated".

Q: If you do get the flu this season, is there anything you can do to help reduce the symptoms? Because these two types of illnesses have similar symptoms, it can be hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone.

The Authority said it continues to be on heightened alert and surveillance for swine flu cases and has coordinated all its facilities to be fully prepared for any further presence of the disease in the South-West region.

For too many, it's more than the unpleasantness of fever, chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and fatigue.

Monto: Antiviral medications are generally underutilized but are very effective in treating flu symptoms. "A lot of it's dependent on how many people are protected, how many people are getting it and how many they're exposing others to".

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FLU-v is a synthetic universal flu vaccine candidate offering long-lasting protection across a broad spectrum of influenza which could be given to a much broader population.

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