Two more adults die of flu in Monroe County
- Author: Aubrey Nash Jan 19, 2018,
Jan 19, 2018, 1:47
That's more than twice the 17 flu-related deaths reported in the entire 2016-17 season, health officials said.
Seven more flu deaths were recorded in Tulsa County since the start of this season, as hospitalizations continue to far surpass the numbers seen last flu season.
As of January 6, Oakland County has more than 950 reported flu cases since October 1, 2017.
Texas has seen 1,155 combined adult flu and pneumonia deaths and four flu-related pediatric deaths in Texas as of a January 12 report. The Ashtabula County Health Department said the person was over 65 years old.
With the growing number of cases being reported, activity level for the flu was revised from high to very high.
Two new deaths involve two adults between 75 and 84 years old. OCCHD was one of the first public health departments in the nation to receive accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board.
The drop in flu cases may signal the flu season has peaked in San Diego County.
More than 400 people have died from the flu around the country.
The strain of flu going around is the H3-strain, which makes this year's flu shots only 30-40 percent effective.
If you get sick, look out for severe aches and pains in your muscles and joints, notable fatigue and weakness, headaches and a high fever.
However, given the mortality rate that has resulted from this flu season, county health officials are advising residents to seek out flu vaccines if they have not already been vaccinated.