Flu activity on the rise in Butte County

Public Health Officials say flu activity is high and is expected to remain high during the next few weeks in Butte County.

Posted: Jan 28, 2020 7:29 PM
Updated: Jan 28, 2020 7:56 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif.- Flu numbers are up all over the country and health officials in Butte County are urging people to take precautions. 

According to The California Department of Public Health, flu activity is high throughout the state, there have been more than 100 flu-related deaths in California this flu season.

This year, all regular dose flu shots are quadrivalent which means they contain four inactivated influenza viruses, two "Type A" strains and two "Type B" strains.

Butte County Public Health Communications Manager, Lisa Almaguer says it’s not too late to get your flu shot.

She says, "Even in years where it is proven to be less effective than in previous years it still reduces your severity of symptoms and can reduce complications of the flu and keep you out of the hospital."

She adds that children, older adults and pregnant women are at more at risk.

According to the Butte County Public Health Department, flu season occurs in the Fall and Winter, the exact timing and duration can vary but it often begins in October and can last as late as May.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 574231

Reported Deaths: 10476
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It wasn't as hot for northern California today, but temperatures still reached seasonable summer levels and more thunderstorms sprung over our eastern counties. After one more seasonable day, hotter weather will return to our area.
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