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Flu hits California

Health Officer Urges Flu Vaccination before Peak Season TAKE HOME MESSAGE: While we are seeing an increase in flu activity in California, it is not too late to get vaccinated against the flu. California, and the Eastern Sierra, is seeing an accelerated increase in flu activity over the past few weeks. In fact, as of […]

 
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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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More cases of influenza confirmed

Influenza is in Our Midst – Press Release from Inyo-Mono Public Health Director Rick Johnson Over the last week, the Eastern Sierra has been continuing to see high levels of influenza activity. We are seeing increased visits to healthcare providers, positive laboratory tests, Emergency Department visits, Tamiflu prescriptions, and at least 4 hospitalizations. We have […]

 
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Inyo-Mono Public Health Officer Dr. Rick Johnson.

Everything you wanted to know about the flu

In recent days, national news has reported with urgency the rapid spread of influenza in most states, but not yet California. Inyo-Mono Health Officer Dr. Rick Johnson said it’s just a matter of time for us. He said it’s like a Tsunami wave heading for California. Sierra Wave Media talked to Dr. Johnson the week […]

 
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Health officer says bad flu season may lie ahead

Health officer says bad flu season may lie ahead

A Wake – Up Call: Indicators Point to an Early, Bad Flu Season! (Press Release – Inyo-Mono Public Health Officer Dr. Richard Johnson) Significant increases in flu activity in the United States have occurred in the last 2 weeks, indicating that an early flu season is upon us. These increases overlap with National Influenza Vaccination Week […]

 
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Slow flu season

Health officials in most states, including California, say flu activity remains “sporadic”, according to Eastern Sierra Public Health Officer Dr. Rick Johnson. In a press release, Dr. Johnson said that 21 states have reported no influenza activity at all.  Johnson called this extremely good news for the Eastern Sierra.  He said we should be able […]

 
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