Published: Wed, February 21, 2018
Health Care | By Alice Shelton

Flu cases finally dropping in Western Pennsylvania

Flu cases finally dropping in Western Pennsylvania

The number of flu-related deaths in Fayette County has gone up, according to health officials.

There have been 74,247 flu cases throughout the state and 135 deaths, including two pediatric cases.

The number of new flu cases confirmed last week dropped substantially in Blair and Huntingdon counties but increased more than 50 percent in Centre and Clearfield counties, the latest figures from the Pennsylvania Department of Health show. Flu remains widespread, and there were 28 flu-associated deaths in the state last week.

With regards to forestalling heart attacks in individuals with cardiovascular issues, specialists have put getting the flu vaccine keeping pace with long haul measures, for example, stopping smoking or taking one's drug for hypertension.

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The flu season appears to be winding down for East Tennessee as well as most of the U.S. Flu vaccine protects against multiple strains of flu that may be co-circulating at any given time, and people can get infected with more than one type of flu during the season. There have been 14,065 laboratory-confirmed cases in New Jersey as of February 10, state reports show.

DE public health officials say the death toll from the flu has risen to 18.

"Except for a few exceptions, healthcare workers should absolutely protect their patients, their families and themselves by getting a flu shot", she said.

To find out more about flu vaccination clinics throughout New Mexico, you can go to HealthMap Vaccine Finder at or go to the NMDOH website:

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