Influenza continues to hit Whatcom County – killing four and killing another 371. This is from a report from the Ministry of Health covering the two weeks to March 23.
The disease in Whatcom County has increased. 19659002] Public health officials have asked people to get a flu vaccine and say that the flu season is not over just because it's spring.
According to US Centers, the flu in 34 states, including Washington and Puerto Rico, is widely used to fight and prevent disease on Friday.
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It is experiencing a boom in British Columbia, where it is also experiencing what the BC Center for Disease Control calls "unusual influenza A wave for the late season" and "unusually low levels" for influenza B for this season.
That's the main burden that makes people sick.
In Whatcom County, a total of 371 influenza tests returned to positive in the two weeks ended March 23, the latest available data. According to Whatcom County Health Department influenza published on Friday, all but seven were caused by Influenza A viruses.
Compare this to the two weeks that ended in Whatcom County on March 9, when a total of 286 tests were positive for the flu, all but nine being caused by Influenza A viruses.
Prior to this latest flu report from the Whatcom County Health Department, the latest data related to the period until March 9.
So far, there have been six flu-related deaths this season, according to the County Influenza Report.
Tips on how to protect yourself and your family or what to do if you get the flu is online at KnockOutFlu.org.