76.4 F
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Home Community Flu Season in Lake County and Death Rates- What will they be...

Flu Season in Lake County and Death Rates- What will they be in 2018?

- Advertisement -

Flu season is here. Reportedly most medical facilities and drug stores have received their supply of flu vaccine for the 2018-2019 season.

The Centers for Disease Control have stated that “Everyone 6 months and older is recommended for annual flu vaccination with rare exception”.

The most common complications from flu are viral or bacterial pneumonia, dehydration, ear infections and sinus infections, especially in children.

- Advertisement -

The flu can worsen long-term medical conditions, like congestive heart failure, asthma, or diabetes. https://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/flu-complications#1

In 2016 in Lake County Florida, there were 40 flu related deaths per 100,000 people and in 2017, there were 47. In 2017, our neighboring counties had an increased amount, with 44 for Marion, 132 for Volusia, 61 for Seminole, 122 for Orange, and 170 for Polk. The only one with less was Sumter County, at 27. http://www.flhealthcharts.com/charts/DataViewer/DeathViewer/DeathViewer.aspx?indNumber=0125
In 2017, the State of Florida had a total of 3,040 flu related deaths, which is a rate of about 9.8 per 100,000 people.

- Advertisement -

Subscribe for free daily news

Receive daily emails and keep up with local news 100% Free!

Kelly Stacy
I have worked in the medical community for over 20 years. I have many interests, including my two wonderful children. I enjoy women's issues, medical issues, crime, forensics, food, and community.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Sumter County SPCA Hosts Virtual “Jeopardy-style” Fundrasier

Sumter County Humane Society is hosting its second virtual "Jeopardy-style" quiz show fundraiser.

Drugs, Vehicles, & Over $100k Seized In Lake County Drug Bust

Law enforcement officers seized over $36,000 worth of drugs, multiple vehicles, and over $100,000 in cash during drug bust in Clermont, Florida.

Clermont Woman Offers Deputy “Oral Sex” After Arrest

19-year-old Madison Bryant was charged with bribing a public official after offering oral sex to deputy.

Summerfield Man Wanted for Attempted Murder

45-year-old Joey Edward Morgan is wanted for attempted murder after witnesses say he beat his wife along I-75 Thursday morning, pushing her into oncoming traffic.

Recent Comments