BREAKING: Flu DEATHS Rising RAPIDLY… Look How Many Have DIED In This State


This is the time of year that most people expect to be slammed by sickness, usually in the form of the common cold or the flu, but it seems folks in California are really getting hit hard this year.

Believe it or not, even during the 21st century, the flu can be a serious illness that leads to complications including, sometimes, death. This is definitely not something you want to mess around with.


So what’s the deal in California? Well, state health officials have declared that 27 people younger than 65 have passed away due to the latest flu strand that’s rocking the state, all of these occurring since October. That’s three times the number of deaths from last year.

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According to health officials, there’s no region of the state where people were being spared from the flu.

At UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, the emergency room saw more than 200 patients on at least one day, mostly because of the flu.


“The Northridge earthquake was the last time we saw over 200 patients,” emergency room medical director Dr. Wally Ghurabi said, citing the 1994 disaster that killed dozens and injured thousands.

In San Bernardino and Riverside Counties east of Los Angeles, emergency rooms are so crowded that ambulances aren’t immediately able to unload their patients, preventing them from responding to incoming 911 calls, said Jose Arballo Jr., spokesman for the Riverside County Department of Public Health.

And some hospitals in the San Francisco Bay Area are limiting visitors under the age of 16 as a precaution, since young people can be more vulnerable to effects of the flu.

One of the reasons this flu season is particularly brutal, says medical experts, is because it peaked earlier than previous years, with the typical flu season hitting it’s peak sometime in February.

While this time last year only saw three people dead from the flu in California, by the time February rolled throug, the number totaled 68.

Even with that information, doctors have acknowledged that this flu season has been uncharacteristically rough.

Some folks, including those in the medical establishment often swear by flu shots, however, this year, officials are saying the vaccination might only be 32 percent effective, and to make matters worse, the overwhelming majority of people getting sick are catching a strain the shot doesn’t work very well against.

California pharmacies are struggling to keep Tamiflu on the shelves, as demand has skyrocketed, leading some stores to be temporarily out of stock, and since there’s no shortage of the medicine, this indicates the stuff is flying off the shelves in a sudden surge.

As usual, medical professionals are telling those who don’t have the flu to wash their hands vigorously and as often as possible and avoid coming into contact with individuals who have been coughing or sneezing to help prevent this horrible strain of the flu from spreading.

Keep the people of California and other spots around the country hit by the flu in your thoughts and prayers.



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