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Two More Flu-Related Deaths Reported in Dallas County: DCHHS

22 December 2017, 01:09 | Rex Hubbard

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Department for Public Health officials say there is widespread flu activity for the first time this flu season. During the 2016-2017 flu season, DPHHS recorded 829 hospitalizations and 56 deaths related to influenza.

Dr Kevin Kelleher, Director of the HPSC, said: "Prevention is better than cure, and the increase in flu activity means it is even more important to get your flu jab if you are in an at-risk group".

His hypothesis became the basis of numerous studies showing that people with the lowest Vitamin D levels reported having significantly more colds or cases of the flu.

A total of 303 cases were reported during the week ending on December 1, and 204 cases were reported during the week ending on November 25.

Influenza is a respiratory illness with symptoms that may include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills, and fatigue.

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Brown said flu vaccinations at the health department are trending down, but with so many pharmacies and urgent care centers in the area offering shots, she believes the total number of people getting vaccinated is about normal.

"Even if it's not the exact match, it still resembles the flu virus and it will help launch a defense against it", said Isabel Valdez, a physician's assistant at Baylor College of Medicine. "There's a million reasons why people don't get a flu shot and I think it's very personal".

Wu said despite the vaccine being only partially effective, the benefits of getting the flu shot far outweigh the risks.

A vaccination is recommended for everyone 6 months and older, especially pregnant women, the elderly and anyone with a weakened immune system. And contain your germs by staying home if you are sick. The flu virus can spread a day before symptoms develop, and five to seven days after becoming sick. In addition, they say medical staff can wash hands often with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand rub - and keep all surfaces clean and disinfected.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.



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