In an effort to help quell Southern California’s flu epidemic, one local hospital is asking all visitors to wear surgical masks while in the building.
The number of flu deaths across California have more than doubled since last week and hospitals are packed with patients.
California health officials say 45 people have died so far this flu season, including two babies.
Doctors say many of the patients filling their offices are not usually suffering from the flu and should recover just fine.
California health officials say flu activity is now widespread throughout the state, and one new death in people under 65 has been reported, bringing this season’s death toll to five people.
An increase in emergency room visits for the flu has led Los Angeles Health officials to urge all residents to get vaccinated.
Herbal pharmacist David Foreman, RPh, appeared on KCAL9 News on Saturday morning to discuss ways to prepare for flu season.
Flu season is fast approaching, and a number of us may be wondering when we should take a trip to the doctor to get vaccinated.
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Four flu cases have been confirmed this year in Los Angeles County, health officials said.
County health officials say at least three people have died from flu in the past two weeks in Los Angeles County.