Tuesday, 17 September, 2019

Flu toll rises with three more deaths in region last week

NJ Department of Health Reports Second Pediatric Flu Death 14-year-old first child to die from flu this season in SD
Anna Jefferson | 23 February, 2019, 23:52

The death was reported to the state Department of Public Health on February 19.

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, 312 cases of H1N1 have been reported in the state compared to only 38 cases of H3N2.

The New Jersey Department of Health confirmed on Friday that flu was a contributing factor in the death of a North Jersey toddler.

So far this season, there have been 246 flu-associated hospitalizations reported in the City of Cleveland and 11 influenza-related deaths.

A total of five flu deaths were recorded last week in the county, health officials said. There were two pediatric deaths the previous season (2016-2017), according to the state Department of Health.

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We're halfway through the Flu season, which runs from October or November until as late as May.

Dr. Albert Wu, an internist and professor of health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, said the study is a reminder that many respiratory infections other than flu can be deadly.

Public health officials in MA have confirmed a third pediatric flu death in the state this season.

The season began on September 30, meaning that North Carolina has faced about 13 deaths each month this flu season.

Health officials say the best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu shot vaccination. "When you have not gotten a flu shot, do it now", Wooten added.

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