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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Influx of ICU Admissions due to Flu

Weekly Flu Activity Map: Week 1
Source: CDC

Intensive care units (ICUs) have seen an influx of patients with the influenza virus already this year, including those infected with the influenza A (H1N1) virus. Although it is early in the influenza season, activity is expected to increase substantially in the coming weeks and months. Deaths due to pneumonia subsequent to influenza infection continue to rise. Those affected appear to be middle-aged to older adults though four influenza related pediatric deaths have been reported. 

Follow these simple steps to prevent flu infection:

Get Vaccinated, take everyday precautions, take preventive antiviral medications

People with flu can spread it to others up to 6 feet away through coughs and sneezes.

Source: CDC

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