Second flu death of the season reported in San Diego County

Posted at 2:45 PM, Nov 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-01 17:47:57-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A second person has died from the flu in San Diego County so far this season, according to the County Health and Human Services Agency.

The agency said the 100-year-old woman who died on October 19 had underlying medical conditions.

“Influenza can lead to serious complications and even death, especially among the elderly,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer.

A total of 316 cases of the flu have been reported so far this season in San Diego County. Two people have now died from the flu.

The agency recommends the following tips to protect against the flu:

  • Wash hands thoroughly and often
  • Use hand sanitizers
  • Stay away from sick people
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Clean commonly touched surfaces
  • If you are sick, stay home and avoid contact with others