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First death of 2018/19 flu season reported in Washoe County

RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) –The Washoe County Health District reports the first flu-related death of the flu season 2018-19 Washoe County. According to the health district, the victim was over 65 years old and at risk for flu-like complications due to underlying medical conditions beyond his advanced age. I It does not seem that the individual has been vaccinated this year for influenza. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to this and all families affected by hospitalization or deaths associated with influenza," said Washoe County District Health Officer Kevin Dick. "Influenza is a serious virus that can be fatal, so people must take all precautions to prevent them from getting sick. The best way to avoid the flu is to get an influenza condition. It's fast and easy, and vaccines are found in places throughout society. "Dick said. Every 6 months and older is recommended to have an annual influenza state. Those with particularly high risk of flu complications are children under five years of age, adults 65 years of age and older, pregnant women and people with certain medical conditions including chronic lung disease, heart disease and diabetes. It takes between one and two weeks after an influenza shot for the vaccine to reach its optimal level of protection. However, there are also other preventive measures that everyone should exercise all the time to prevent influenza and other diseases. These steps include: Avoid close contact with people who are ill. When you are ill, stay away…

The Washoe County Health District reports the first flu-related death of the flu season 2018-19 Washoe County.

According to the health district, the victim was over 65 years old and at risk for flu-like complications due to underlying medical conditions beyond his advanced age. I

It does not seem that the individual has been vaccinated this year for influenza.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to this and all families affected by hospitalization or deaths associated with influenza,” said Washoe County District Health Officer Kevin Dick. “Influenza is a serious virus that can be fatal, so people must take all precautions to prevent them from getting sick. The best way to avoid the flu is to get an influenza condition. It’s fast and easy, and vaccines are found in places throughout society. “Dick said.

Every 6 months and older is recommended to have an annual influenza state.

Those with particularly high risk of flu complications are children under five years of age, adults 65 years of age and older, pregnant women and people with certain medical conditions including chronic lung disease, heart disease and diabetes.

It takes between one and two weeks after an influenza shot for the vaccine to reach its optimal level of protection.

However, there are also other preventive measures that everyone should exercise all the time to prevent influenza and other diseases. These steps include:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
  • When you are ill, stay away from others and stay home from work, school and affairs.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cough or sneezing tissue. Or cough or sneeze in the sleeve. This can prevent them from getting sick around you.
  • Wash your hands frequently. This helps to protect you from bacteria. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand spray.
  • Avoid touching the eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread frequently when a person touches something that is contaminated with bacteria and then touches his or her eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Practice other good health habits. Clean and disinfect frequently moved areas at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get a lot of sleep, be physically active, handle your stress, drink a lot of fluid and eat nutritious foods.

Influenza killed about 80,000 people during the 201

7-2018 season, according to figures released by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The previous high for a regular flu season, based on analyzes dating more than three decades, was 56,000 deaths.

A summary of last year’s influenza activity can be found at: www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/flu-season-2017-2018.htm

For information on influenza shots, clinic sites and events visit the Immunize Nevada website at: https://www.immunizenevada.org/community/where-go.

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