Clark County has excessive flu exercise, says report

Clark County has excessive flu exercise, says report

"It is a tragedy anytime a loved one is lost and we extend our condolences to the family and friends who are affected", said Dr. Michael Dohn, Medical Director, Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County.

He said he recommends the three C's for prevention: Cover your cough, clean your hands and contain it - meaning people should stay home when they are sick.

The county Department of Public Health on Wednesday said 36 deaths have been attributed to flu compared to 13 flu deaths at the same time a year ago.

With the fresh deaths, the death toll due to H1N1 influenza in Kashmir has risen to 27 this season, which is highest so far.

There have been reports that the shot is not as effective this year, but public health officials tracking the vaccine's effectiveness believe it may be better than the model being used in Australia, where it was only 10 percent effective, KRMC's Williams said.

"We ask that people educate themselves regarding when to come to the emergency room and when to stay home", Rohler said. A flu shot can also reduce a child's chance of dying from the flu. But the symptoms will be milder and probably have a shorter duration.

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Fairfield County Health Department communicable disease nurse Tiffany Nash did not have access to actual case numbers in the county.

"If you already have the flu we'd advise people to follow the message "Catch It, Bin It, Kill It". Residents with questions should contact their health care provider.

Each Friday, the Kane County Health Department releases statistics providing an overview of influenza within the county.

But Harding said that is not the case at FMC. To date, there have been no reports of pediatric death associated with flu. No public schools had been closed because of increased influenza-like illness.

Health officials now say two boys from OH have died from the flu in what is shaping up to be one of the most severe flu seasons in recent years. It's even more important for patients to see a doctor if they have a chronic medical condition like diabetes or heart disease or if they are young or elderly. However, a second wave of influenza will often cause illnesses after the first.

Symptoms of the flu include fever, headache, cough, runny or stuffy nose, fatigue and muscle aches.

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