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First death in California this flu season

Inyo/Mono County Health Department press release SACRAMENTO – California Department of Public Health (CDPH) State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith this week announced that CDPH has received the first report of an influenza-associated fatality in a person under age 65 for the 2015-2016 flu season. The death occurred in Santa Clara County and serves […]

 
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Flu season on the wane

  Flu Winding Down (from Inyo-Mono Health Officer Dr. Rick Johnson) It appears that we are in the last few weeks of the 2013-14 flu season, as activity continues to decrease nationwide. That is good news, considering how severe this season has been compared to last year. So far, there have been 302 confirmed flu […]

 
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More flu in Eastern Sierra

Influenza Health Alert – From Public Health Officer Dr. Rick Johnson In the last week, we have seen a definite increase in the presence of influenza in our community. A number of rapid influenza lab tests have been positive, and several visitors have been seen in the clinics, bringing with them a history of laboratory […]

 
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Flu season arrives but remains mild

(Inyo-Mono Public Health Officer Dr. Rick Johnson issued the following release.) Now that we are officially into the “flu season”, everyone asks if the fact that it is mild is related to our weather. Well, maybe – but like everything else, there is never a simple answer. The flu season arrived late and officially began […]

 
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No evidence of flu here

For an unknown reason, flu season this year has barely materialized.  Some officials speculate that drier, warmer weather has kept the bugs at bay, but that’s not a scientific fact.  Inyo-Mono Public Health Officer Dr. Rick Johnson did issue a flu update as February gets underway. Dr. Johnson said that there is no evidence of […]

 
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