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Flu-related deaths hit record-high 142 in San Diego County

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Carol Daniels | 19 January, 2018, 01:48

The death total far eclipses the county's 97 deaths recorded during the 2014-2015 flu year, the first in which a new automated reporting system made it easier for the county Health and Human Services Agency to detect the presence of influenza when a death certificate is issued.

According to the health department's latest report on Thursday, 45 people, including three in Oklahoma County, have died due to the flu since September 1, 2017.

As of the last week of 2017, 25 people had died, meaning the state's death toll doubled in just one week.

Those who died were a 78-year-old from Cleveland, a 101-year-old from Euclid and a 95-year-old from Rocky River, the collaborative reported. All the deaths statewide are in the age group 50 and older.

Oklahoma County recorded 299 hospitalizations, while Tulsa County recorded 338 hospitalizations.

Within the last week, three people have died from the flu.

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Last year, 12 states had widespread cases, but this year the flu is widespread throughout the continental United States including Alaska.

If you get sick, look out for severe aches and pains in your muscles and joints, notable fatigue and weakness, headaches and a high fever.

The strain of flu going around is the H3-strain, which makes this year's flu shots only 30-40 percent effective.

"Unfortunately, as in years past, we are seeing increasing flu activity and the heartbreaking consequences it can have", said Indiana State Health Commissioner Kris Box, M.D., FACOG.

Get to the doctor within 48 hours of the onset of flu as they may prescribe antivirals which can effectively reduce the symptoms.

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