As the autumn climate units in, the flu season is coming proper together with it. Veuer’s Natasha Abellard (@NatashaAbellard) has the story.
An aged central Iowa man died of the flu just lately, marking the state’s first confirmed flu dying of the season, state officers stated Monday.
The person was not recognized, and officers gave no particulars about his case.
“This dying is an unlucky reminder the flu virus does have the potential to trigger extreme sickness and dying, particularly within the very younger, very outdated or those that have underlying well being situations,” Patricia Quinlisk, Iowa Division of Public Well being’s medical director, stated in a information launch.
The flu season has been comparatively gentle to this point, nevertheless it might worsen, the division stated. Federal specialists say practically everybody older than 6 months outdated ought to obtain the flu vaccination. Such photographs take as much as two weeks to spark full immune response. The state well being division is urging Iowans to get them now as a way to be protected by the Thanksgiving vacation, when vacationers usually unfold viruses.
The flu is a respiratory ailment marked by fever, headache, fatigue, cough, sore throat, stuffy nostril and physique aches, the division stated. It’s not the identical because the “abdomen flu,” a special kind of viral sickness that causes diarrhea and vomiting.
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