Doctors: Deadliest week of flu in California

Thirty-six flu-related deaths this past week in California make it the deadliest week of flu in the state's history.

Posted: Feb 10, 2018 7:02 PM

Thirty-six flu-related deaths this past week in California make it the deadliest week of flu in the state's history.

But the good news is, doctors, say the flu season here is winding down.

Lindsay Ruiz is part of the rush of patients testing for influenza this flu season.

Is shaping up to be among the worst in a decade.

The Centers for Disease Control announced the flu or pneumonia caused one in ten deaths in the U.S.

The CDC also reported 10 more pediatric deaths, for a total of 63 this year.

Compared to 20 this time last year in California.

Thirty-six people under the age of 65, died of the flu in the first week of February alone.

Although health experts say it appears the flu season's peaked in California they are still issuing this warning.

In Santa Clara County the flu killed six people.

Nearly three dozen required intensive care.

And Doctor Sara Cody says it's still not too late to get the flu vaccine.

“When will the flu season end? We can never predict when the flu season will end,” Cody said.

The best way to protect yourself is to stay away from people who are sick, stay home when you are sick, cover your mouth and nose, wash your hands, and don't touch your face unless you've thoroughly washed your hands.

Flu season generally wraps up in April.

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