Livingston Health Department: Protect Yourself from the Flu

Ebony Scott
February 9, 2018

During last flu season (2016-2017), the percentage of visits to local emergency departments for flu-like illnesses did not go above 2.3 percent.

No visitors under the age of 18. Otherwise healthy children account for about half of those deaths.

Influenza-associated pediatric deaths are required to be reported to the Department of Health, but the department can not discuss the specifics of individual cases. She said that information is reported to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

The County Health Department offers walk-in flu clinics at the Nick Sterio Public Health Clinic, 70 Bunner St., Oswego, weekdays from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Louisiana Department of Health recommend a yearly flu shot for everyone over six months of age who does not have a complicating condition, such as a prior allergic reaction to the flu shot.

The flu numbers from the state report represent only a portion of the total flu cases in Pennsylvania. Additionally, the vaccine effectiveness for A (H3N2) has generally been lower than other strains.

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Factor in the flu as a contributing cause of death, and that number grows by 32. As of February 5, influenza and pneumonia have been linked as a factor in 837 deaths in Kansas.

This season that number includes two children who died from the flu at Wesley Medical Center.

A CDC study released last year found that of children and teens who have died from the flu in recent years and whose vaccination status was known, three-quarters had not gotten the flu shot. At 7.1 percent, influenza-like-illness (ILI) activity is approaching the 7.7 peak of the 2009 pandemic.

A company that makes smart thermometers recently said that Kansas is the sickest state in the nation.

Last months, churches across ME took the unusual step of suspending traditional rituals such as sharing communion wine and shaking hands to try to prevent the spread of flu.

Around this time a year ago, about 5 percent of Atrium Health patients were seen for influenza-like illness, according to the health system.

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