IN hospitals taking steps to prevent flu virus' spread

IN hospitals taking steps to prevent flu virus' spread

IN hospitals taking steps to prevent flu virus' spread

Dr. Wilma Wooten, County Public Health Officer and Dr. Nick Yphantides, County Chief Medical Officer on Friday warned of an elevated number of lab-confirmed flu cases is being reported in San Diego County.

Hospitals from South Bend to Evansville have imposed restrictions that include barring visitors other than immediate family or other significant persons.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, nine children have died so far this flu season in other states.

In Los Angeles County, there have been 19 influenza-associated deaths reported for the 2017-2018 flu season. The victim was an 83-year-old New Castle County woman living in a nursing home.

WebMD experts say the best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu shot. All but five of the state's 75 counties officially reported influenza cases. "It's important to know that it takes about two weeks for the vaccine to take effect".

According to N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, a child in the central part of the state died last week from complications associated with flu.

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This year's vaccine isn't as effective as usual, but it can still prevent you from getting some versions of the flu.

Lutheran General officials said, "Those experiencing flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue, must refrain from visiting patients".

"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".

The CDC has also discovered that this year's strain of flu is "only somewhat covered by the vaccine that was given this year", Radke said.

Since October, nearly 3,500 vaccines have been given at 25 different flu vaccination clinics throughout the city, including a drive-through vaccination clinic.

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