Home » Outbreaks & Public Health News » Five More Die From Flu in San Diego County

Five More Die From Flu in San Diego County


Five additional people have died from flu-related causes in San Diego County. This brings the influenza-related death tally from 14 up to 19—marking this season as the fourth highest death toll ever in the county.

On record the largest number of flu deaths in San Diego County was 51, in 2009-2010, from flu-related illnesses.

San Diego Public Health strongly recommends getting vaccinated for the flu even though all but one of the individuals who died had underlying medical conditions that exacerbated flu symptoms. It should also be noted that those who perished due to flu-associated symptoms ranged in ages from 46 to 97-years of age.

In the meantime, officials are monitoring the 2,041 lab-confirmed flu cases very closely. The number plummeted from 1,179 with the flu to over 2000 in just one week.

“It is not too late to get vaccinated [as] the flu season could last for a few more months,” claims Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s public health officer.

Source: LA Times

ADVERTISEMENT

We Recommend

More on ActiveBeat

  • Natural Antibiotic, Bacterial-Fighting Foods
    The news wires have been abuzz with disturbing reports concerning a newly discovered gene, called MCR-1, which reportedly makes normal bacteria resistant to the most powerful...
    Outbreaks & Public Health News
  • 5 Germaphobe Habits to Adopt During Cold & Flu Season
    Are you an extreme hand washer during cold and flu season? Do you use anti-bacterial gel on…everything? I’ve been accused of being a germaphobe in the past.
    Outbreaks & Public Health News
  • Vitamin C and Colds: Does it Really Help?
    It just so happens that with fall just around the corner that cold season is coming. So let me ask you an important question—what do you reach for at the first sign of a sore...
    Outbreaks & Public Health News
  • 9 Ways to Prevent an Early Spring Cold or Flu
    It sure was nice outside yesterday—speaking as a resident of the Southwestern part of Canada that is known for being buried in a deep freeze until the middle of May.
    Outbreaks & Public Health News
  • Adults Over 30 Likely to Get Flu Twice Every Decade, Study Says
    Every winter we're told it's a good idea to get the flu shot. But exactly how many times are we going to get the flu?
    Outbreaks & Public Health News
  • What Your Snot Says About Your Health
    Admit it; when you blow your nose you take a little peek, don't you? According to the XX, it's healthy to examine what's left behind in your tissue because it can be a good...
    Outbreaks & Public Health News
  • The Biggest, Baddest Superbug Threats to Your Health
    Over the past decade, there has been a lot of news coverage on superbugs that have made their way to North America and pose threats to the health of the general public.
    Outbreaks & Public Health News
  • 10 Treatments for a Sore Throat
    There are few things more irritating, and more likely to disrupt a busy work schedule, than a painful sore throat.
    Outbreaks & Public Health News
  • 5 Quick Ways to Keep Germs from Spreading in Your Home
    Keeping your house germ-free isn’t just a battle to be fought during cold and flu season. It’s a year-long endeavor—especially if you have school-aged children at home.
    Outbreaks & Public Health News
  • 10 Ways You Could Be Prolonging Your Cold
    Regardless of if you’re sniffling from a common cold or battling full blown fever and sore throated-influenza, you should be making time for rest and relaxation.
    Outbreaks & Public Health News
  • 11 Potential Causes For Your Sore Throat (Plus Symptoms For Each)
    A sore throat is a common symptom for many illnesses. Dealing with a sore throat is annoying and painful and can often last up to a couple of weeks.
    Outbreaks & Public Health News
  • 10 Foods With Natural Flu-Fighting Super Powers
    How well do you protect yourself against the common cold and flu? I’m not talking about taking over-the-counter medications here.
    Outbreaks & Public Health News
  • 10 Holiday Flu-Fighting Heroes
    'Tis the Season for last minute trips to the mall, late night wrapping sessions, fatty holiday meals, and don’t forget all of the family and financial stress that lead to lost...
    Outbreaks & Public Health News
  • Anti-Fever Medications Could Help Spread Flu Virus, Study Finds
    A new study suggests that if you're suffering from the flu and decide to take over-the-counter medication to reduce a fever, it's best to stay at home.
    Outbreaks & Public Health News
  • The Best and Worst Foods For A Cold
    Every year one billion people come down with the dreaded “cold”. This annoying and debilitating sickness can linger for weeks if not treated properly.
    Outbreaks & Public Health News