13:23 9 October
The First Flu Incident of the Season Reported in OC
The First Flu Incide general United Sta Los Angele
Los Angeles, United States Of America
The O.C. Health Care Agency announced Tuesday that Cypress was the first confirmed case of influenza A in the region.
"The best way to prevent influenza is by being vaccinated. Anyone who has not received the flu vaccine should get it before the start of the influenza season, reads the Agency's statement
Flu, a seasonal contagious respiratory infection spread primarily by cough or sneezing droplets, may be caused by influenza A or B viruses. Symptoms of flu may include nausea, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, migraine, body aches, chills, and exhaustion. The disease can be severe, leading to missed school or work, hospitalization and even death.
"Vaccination is recommended for all 6 months of age or older, and is particularly important for babies, young children, pregnant women, adults over 50 years of age and those with chronic medical conditions. Close contacts and guardians of these high-risk people should also be vaccinated, "said HCA authorities.
A list of vaccination locations is accessible on the HCA homepage and via the Health Referral Line at (800) 564-8448 Monday-Friday 8 a.m. Around five o'clock.