75 Year Old First Flu Casualty In Placer County!

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By BStigers on November 9, 2019.

A 75-year-old Placer County resident recently died from complications of influenza, marking the first flu-related death of the 2019-2020 season. The person who died had underlying health issues, which increases the risk of severe flu complications. There were nine flu-related deaths in the 2018-2019 season in Placer County. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that between 36,400 and 61,200 people died nationwide during the last flu season. Placer County Health Officer Dr. Aimee Sissonn said: “We should never forget that flu is a deadly illness and the best line of defense is yearly vaccination. Flu season typically runs from November through April, so if you haven’t gotten your flu shot yet this year, it’s not too late.”