Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Flu update for MLK weekend

This has been a lighter week than the one I reported in Flu claiming lives in Michigan and California with three videos and one story.  Under the "if it moves, it leads" policy, the videos from WXYZ come first, beginning with Fighting the flu.

Here's an earlier clip referencing the deaths that the first video mentioned: What to do to prevent yourself from getting the flu.

That first video also mentioned the death toll in California.  On that note, here is KPBS on San Diego flu season death toll rises to 7 by City News Service on Wednesday, January 15, 2014.
Six people died of influenza-related causes in the San Diego region last week, bringing the total for "flu season" to seven, the county Health and Human Services Agency announced Thursday.

Each of the victims tested positive for the Pandemic H1N1 strain of influenza and only one of them is known to have had a recent flu shot. They ranged in age from 35 to 80 years old, and all had underlying medical conditions, the HHSA reported.

Last season, 65 flu-related deaths were reported in San Diego County.
Finally, here's another Fighting the flu--again--from earlier today.

I still need to get my flu shot.  The good news is that I'm off from work on Friday.  Time to make an appointment.

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