A Hard Hitting Flu Season
If youâ€™ve been reading the news recently, youâ€™ve most likely seen some articles about this yearâ€™s flu season. California is counted in one of the most affected states in the nation. The state officials look at how serious a flu season is based upon the deaths of people under the age of 65. Unfortunately, people over the age of 65 are highly susceptible to the flu, and it does lead to many deaths each year. At the time of this article being written, we have seen 36 deaths in Los Angeles County and 91 deaths in San Diego County. Those numbers are up from last year.
Why are we seeing such high death numbers due to influenza this year?
If you have not yet received your flu shot, it is not too late.
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