Die From The Flu Within A Week In NC

Tabitha Dunn
March 3, 2017

Now, the Oklahoma State Department of Health says 48 deaths related to the flu have been recorded.

As Petrolia's hospital faces a flu outbreak, the tally of lab-confirmed influenza cases so far this season stands at 69, says a Lambton Public Health supervisor.

More than 25,000 flu shots were administered by Lambton Public Health, health-care providers and pharmacies during the last flu season from November 2015 to April 2016.

The Oklahoma City-County Health Department recommends flu vaccinations and hand hygiene to avoid the dangers of the flu.

Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and prevention said the flu was widespread in the state.

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"It's hard to predict an exact number, but we'll probably see more flu-related deaths", he said in February.

But Chief Medical officer Paddy Phillips says the spike does not necessarily mean this year's flu season will be a cause for concern.

The Forsyth health department at 799 Highland Ave.is offering free flu shots, Hunter said.

Those showing symptoms of the flu are encouraged by the CDC to stay home for at least 24 hours after a fever disappears without the need for fever-reducing medications to keep it down. Good handwashing practices and respiratory etiquette such as covering your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing can also help prevent the spread of the virus. At the same time, flu activity is now widespread in 44 states after hitting a high of widespread activity in 46 states the prior week.

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