Flu deaths in California have increased by 50, bringing the total to 95 for the season so far, the state Department of Public Health announced Friday.
California health officials say 45 people have died so far this flu season, including two babies.
Long Beach health officials Wednesday said a 41-year-old man has become the city’s first influenza death of the 2013-14 season.
State health officials said Friday that there has been an accelerated increase in flu activity this season, including seven confirmed deaths and 28 more under investigation.
A 30-year-old Coachella Valley man was the first person to die of flu this year in Riverside County, public health officials said Thursday.
Flu season is taking hold across Southern California even as some counties have reported an uptick in the number of cases among healthy young and middle-aged adults, health officials warned Friday.
Authorities Thursday said Orange County has recorded the first flu death this season by someone under 65 years of age.
Getting a flu shot will be a requirement this year for all healthcare personnel in Los Angeles County.
The Health Department Monday confirmed Los Angeles County’s first influenza case of the season.
Actor Burt Reynolds is in the intensive care unit of a Florida hospital, suffering from the flu.
Amid a sharp uptick in the number of patients being treated for flu-like symptoms, one Mission Viejo doctor said Friday he has seen several that were already vaccinated.
California health officials say flu activity is now widespread throughout the state as the death toll for people under 65 climbs.
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.
A second person has died from the flu in Orange County.
An increase in emergency room visits for the flu has led Los Angeles Health officials to urge all residents to get vaccinated.