Loma Linda University Medical Center has arranged an overflow tent to deal with the growing variety of sufferers they’re receiving affected by the flu. The hospital says they have been receiving a high quantity of flu sufferers in simply the final two weeks.
The medical episode comes within the wake of Orange County’s first reported flu-associated demise of this season. The OC Health Care Agency confirmed that a 65-yr-previous man from Tustin who had underlying well being circumstances died of issues associated with influenza B infection.
Loma Linda University Health says the hospital is seeing influenza B, which has not been the predominant pressure since 1992, on the rise based mostly on the variety of sufferers coming in for remedy.
Influenza is a seasonal respiratory sickness that may be attributable to influenza A or B viruses. Signs could embody fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, complications, body aches, chills, and fatigue.
Flu sickness will be extreme and will result in a demise. The virus is especially unfolded by droplets from cough and sneezes, in accordance with well-being officers who add the easiest way to guard towards each influenza A and B viruses is by getting vaccinated every year.
“Vaccinations are beneficial for everybody 6 months of age and older and are particularly necessary for infants, younger kids, pregnant ladies, adults over 50, and people with persistent medical circumstances. Close contacts and caregivers of those high-risk individuals also need to be vaccinated,” the OC Department of Health stated.
Health officers remind the general public to take these essential steps to assist cease the unfold of flu and different germs:
- Cover up your cough or sneeze with a tissue (or sleeve if you’re caught by surprise)
- Clean your palms typically with cleaning soap and heat water (or alcohol-based sanitizer, if not accessible)
- Stay home in case you are sick (no less than 24 hours after your fever is gone)