two flu-related fatalities claimed in Sacramento County – KCRA Sacramento


Two people have died owing to flu-similar difficulties in Sacramento County all through the 2019/2020 flu time, wellness officials stated Monday.A 66-year-outdated and a seven-year-old handed absent because of to the deadly virus, the Sacramento County General public Health Department explained. The kid was the next pediatric dying in California for the flu period.At least 12 people today have been admitted into intensive care models throughout Sacramento County hospitals due to the fact the starting of the flu period, wellness officers said.The flu strains circulating in Sacramento County this year are influenza B — which is the most widespread strain in scenarios of loss of life and seen in ICUs – and influenza A. The flu vaccine handles the two flu strains detected in Sacramento County.“Everyone in the group, who can get vaccinated, must get vaccinated. Vaccination is the most effective defense from the flu, which is a preventable ailment,” Sacramento County Community Wellbeing Officer Dr. Olivia Kasirye reported in a assertion. “As the selection of vaccinated individuals in a local community increases, it decreases the transmission of the flu virus to those people who have not or are not able to be vaccinated ensuing in fewer hospitalizations and deaths.”SYMPTOMSThe flu is extremely contagious and will cause really serious respiratory sickness, Sacramento County health and fitness officers mentioned. Signs or symptoms include things like:FeverHeadache TirednessCoughSore throatNasal congestionBody achesIllness generally lasts two to seven days“Influenza might result in severe sickness or even demise in men and women this kind of as the extremely younger or previous, or those people who have underlying well being conditions,” officers explained in a statement.Absolutely free VACCINE CLINICS:The Sacramento County General public Health and fitness Division delivers free of charge flu vaccination clinics. The following two absolutely free flu clinics made available are: Galt Library:one thousand Caroline Ave., GaltTuesday, Dec. ten from ten a.m. to one p.m.Nutritious Sacramento Working day at Hagginwood Group Heart:3271 Marysville Blvd., SacramentoSaturday, Jan. twenty five from ten a.m. to two p.m.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. —

Two men and women have died because of to flu-linked issues in Sacramento County all through the 2019/2020 flu season, health and fitness officers explained Monday.

A 66-calendar year-previous and a seven-year-previous handed away owing to the lethal virus, the Sacramento County General public Wellness Division said. The little one was the 2nd pediatric demise in California for the flu period.

At least 12 individuals have been admitted into intensive care models throughout Sacramento County hospitals considering that the starting of the flu period, well being officers stated.

The flu strains circulating in Sacramento County this period are influenza B — which is the most widespread pressure in conditions of loss of life and noticed in ICUs – and influenza A. The flu vaccine covers both of those flu strains detected in Sacramento County.

“Everyone in the community, who can get vaccinated, must get vaccinated. Vaccination is the best protection towards the flu, which is a preventable ailment,” Sacramento County General public Health and fitness Officer Dr. Olivia Kasirye explained in a statement. “As the range of vaccinated individuals in a neighborhood raises, it decreases the transmission of the flu virus to those who have not or cannot be vaccinated resulting in less hospitalizations and deaths.”

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Indicators

The flu is really contagious and results in serious respiratory ailment, Sacramento County overall health officials explained. Indicators consist of:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Nasal congestion
  • Physique aches
  • Illness usually lasts two to seven times

“Influenza could induce intense ailment or even demise in men and women this sort of as the incredibly young or aged, or those who have underlying health circumstances,” officials reported in a assertion.

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Totally free VACCINE CLINICS:

The Sacramento County Community Health and fitness Section offers totally free flu vaccination clinics. The future two free of charge flu clinics offered are:

Galt Library:
a thousand Caroline Ave., Galt
Tuesday, Dec. ten from ten a.m. to 1 p.m.

Healthful Sacramento Day at Hagginwood Group Middle:
3271 Marysville Blvd., Sacramento
Saturday, Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. to two p.m.