Health officials report first child flu death in state

Health officials report first child flu death in state

Health officials report first child flu death in state

San Diego County reported approximately 3,900 flu cases this season compared to 599 cases this time past year.

North Carolina officials have reported the state's first child death from flu for this season.

According to the Department of Health, in the last week alone, there have been 1,745 laboratory confirmed cases of the flu, a 96 percent increase from the previous week.

The health department recommends a seasonal flu shot.

Modi said it is too early to tell if the proper flu strain was vaccinated against because the flu season is just starting.

At St. Mary's Hospital, there have been 86 cases of the flu and 137 cases of strep throat, according to Andrew Dilbeck, marketing specialist for the hospital. At least 11 people younger than 65 have died in California, while North Carolina has reported 12 deaths and SC seven.

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Nationwide, 12 children have died due to flu this season, while a total of 2,485 flu-related hospitalizations - almost nine for every 100,000 people - have been reported so far.

The ADPH suggests that everyone 6 months and older receive the "quadrivalent vaccine", the flu vaccine that protects against four influenza strains, because one of the strains in circulation in Alabama (Type B/Yamagata) is only included in the quadrivalent vaccine.

"There's a lot of confusing information being provided from multiple news sources that the flu shot has been only 10 percent effective", says.

"There aren't very many of these studies, but they are starting to come out now that suggest it will reduce the severity of your illness and the duration of your illness even if you do get the flu".

While local healthcare providers have seen an increase in flu cases, "health officials believe the local flu season has not yet peaked", county officials said.

People at highest risk for severe complications from influenza infection include adults 65 years of age and older, children less than 5 years old, pregnant women, and those with certain medical conditions like asthma, heart disease, and weakened immune systems. The vaccine is changed every year to include a mixture of strains of the virus that circulated in prior years.

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