Published: Wed, April 11, 2018
Medicine | By Melba Vasquez

Flu death toll in DE increases to 34

Flu death toll in DE increases to 34

This flu season had a record 20,131 influenza cases and 326 deaths have been confirmed by San Diego's Health and Human Services Agency.

Flu season typically lasts until early May.

Dr Khan said it was due to an elderly person's weakened immune system which put them most at risk of death after contracting the flu virus or at risk of serious complications.

Person urged Tri-Citians to remain vigilant against the flu, even though it's late in the season.

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The Brisbane B influenza strain has been named by the World Health Organisation this year as one of the world's worst strains. All three of the latest DE deaths were related to influenza B.

Vincent said a flu vaccine was regarded by healthcare authorities and the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) as one of the best ways to protect oneself against influenza.

The vaccine will be available to children aged between six months and five years old as well as all other "medically at risk" children and adults up to 65 years of age, according to Queensland Health.

"Despite what we may read on Facebook, the flu vaccine is safe and, while it does not always offer a complete safeguard against the illness, it does usually offer a good measure of protection". And right now "about 90% or more is influenza B".

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South Africa could be in for a bad flu season judging by how badly it had affected countries in the northern hemisphere such as the US. Two states have high flu activity, 8 states are moderate and 28 states are minimal.

Fredel and Nate Wardle, press secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Health, didn't see much point in getting the shot now, but Tina Tan, state epidemiologist for the New Jersey Department of Health, said it is "absolutely not" too late to get vaccinated.

As part of our next Digital Dialogue at 11 a.m. Thursday, we're bringing in two doctors to answer your questions about what to do if you get sick.

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