Reported flu cases triple locally

by Jared Lewis December 22, 2017, 0:33
Reported flu cases triple locally

A total of 563 cases were reported last week, more than double the 227 cases in the previous week, county officials said.

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"Most relate to a variety of illness including flu, colds, and sore throats".

"That's about average for us here, but with number of cases going up in OH, we expect to see those trends pick up in Sandusky County", Brown said. There were four deaths at this time a year ago.

As I said, I didn't give it all that much thought in the past since it seems to be one of those unavoidable seasonal cycles. Three flu deaths were reported in the last flu season that ended in May. It is now 2017 there are many vaccines available at the local drug store, clinic, and the health department. They say there are other methods of stopping spread of the flu, such as having sick workers stay home, or keeping them away from patients. Influenza affects millions across the United States each year.

MCMC lists the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee, along with 12 other organizations, such as the American Academy of Family Physicians, as recommending annual flu vaccinations.

"It is not too late to get a flu shot". Health officials did not know if the child had underlying health issues or if the child was vaccinated for the flu this season. Although most people fully recover from the flu, some experience severe illness like pneumonia and respiratory failure, and the flu can sometimes be fatal. They say that's why vaccines "wear off" instead of giving lifetime immunity from the very strains people are inoculated with.

The importance of getting the flu shot is especially true for young people and those with chronic medical conditions, she said.

The flu vaccine is the single best way to protect against catching and spreading flu.

Anderson also states that getting the vaccine not only helps the individual, but can help keep others healthy as well.


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