Three SLO County flu deaths in two weeks
February 6, 2013
San Luis Obispo County public health officials said Tuesday that three people who tested positive for the flu virus have died in the county in the past two weeks and warned that this flu season is an especially harsh one.
The ages of the victims range from 38 to 90-years-old.
“Influenza can be a serious and deadly disease, especially for those with underlying medical conditions, the very young, and the very old,” said Dr. Penny Borenstein, county health officer. “With widespread influenza activity throughout the state and county, residents are urged to protect themselves and their families by getting a flu shot.”
Cases of the flu virus, which usually peak in February, are continuing to increase. There have been 14 flu related deaths reported state-wide.