Another Flue Death This Year,14-Year-Old In San Diego

Faith Castro
February 23, 2019

The first death was reported during the week ending January 12.

A 14-year-old girl is the region's latest flu-related death, according to the San Diego County Health and Human Services agency.

Authorities previously confirmed that a 12-year-old boy from Milford and a 4-year-old girl from Framingham had died from flu-related complications.

The Cuyahoga Department of Health said in a release, flu activity traditionally begins to increase in October and can last as late as May, with cases typically peaking between December and February.

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"H3N2 Influenza A was very, very prevalent a year ago", Schmidt explains.

At the moment final season, there had been 268 deaths. "This can be very necessary that folks get vaccinated as a result of influenza will be lethal". She says vaccination has been shown to have many benefits including reducing the risk of flu illnesses, hospitalizations and even the risk of flu-related death in children. "Our condolences go out to the family", said Wilma Wooten, County public health officer.

The teenager is one in every of five flu deaths reported final week, bringing the county's death toll this season to 35 folks.

Oklahoma State health officials announced the first pediatric death of the flu season. "Another benefit to getting the flu vaccine is that if you do by chance get the flu, your illness will be much milder than if you had not received a vaccine".

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