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CDC reports high flu activity in California

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CDC reports high flu activity in California

CDC reports high flu activity in California

Kern County has already seen one flu-related death this season and local health officials are reminding you to take precautions.

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CDC reports high flu activity in California

THIS SEASON -- AND LOCAL HEALTHOFFICIALS ARE REMINDINGYOU TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS.23ABC'S IMANI STEPHENS HAS MOREON THE POSSIBLEREPERCUSSIONS OF NOT WASHINGYOUR HANDS PROPERLY.AS TEMPERATURES FEEL A BITCOOLER -- ANDYOU MAY HAVE A COUGH, HEADACHE-- OR A SORE THROAT --THAT IT'S JUST A COMMON COLD.BUT THAT MAY NOT BE THE CASEMICHELLE CORSON WITHKERN COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH SAYS-- THIS IS PEAK SEASON FORTHE FLU, AFFECTING CHILDREN MORETHAN ADULTS THISYEAR<MICHELLE CORSON"OUR MOST VULNERABLE ARE OURYOUNG CHILDREN THATARE 6 MONTHS OF AGE AND YOUNGERAND CAN'T GETVACCINATED"CORSON RECOMMENDS THOSE WHO AREOLDER TORECEIVE THE VACCINETHERE ARE FOUR TYPES OF FLUVIRUSES, BUT THIS YEAR THE C-D-CISREPORTING ABOUT DOUBLE THEAMOUNT OF CHILD DEATHSASSOCIATED WITH THE B STRAINVIRUS <MICHELLE CORSON"THE A STRAIN CAN NOT JUST BEPASSED NOT JUST AMONG HUMANS,BUT ANIMALS AND HUMANS.

BUT THEB STRAIN IS ONLY TRANSFERREDBETWEEN HUMANS"I SPOKE WITH A LOCAL INFECTIOUSDISEASE NURSE, WHO SHOWED USTHE IMPACT OF NOT WASHING YOURHANDS PROPERLY<DOESNT SHOW THE NURSE'S FACE




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