California to Track Deaths from Flu More Closely, Including Seniors

November 27, 2018

California Healthline (November 27)

California to Track Deaths from Flu More Closely, Including Seniors

California’s Department of Public Health says the flu killed 329 people under age 65 in the last flu season, from October 2017 to August 2018. But that is likely only a small fraction of the total deaths in the nation’s most populous state because the department didn’t count the hundreds of deaths of people 65 and older. The state figure could account for just 1 in 10 flu deaths.



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