KEELPNO: Influenza outbreak persists, death toll rises to 74
Despite repeated calls from the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (KEELPNO) over the past couple weeks for the elderly and other vulnerable people tο …
Despite repeated calls from the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (KEELPNO) over the past couple weeks for the elderly and other vulnerable people to receive inoculation, the seasonal influenza outbreak continues to claim lives, raising the death toll to 74.
According to the KEELPNO report, the vast majority of flu victims had not been inoculated against the influenza virus and was already suffering from an underlying disease.
At present there are 63 patients currently hospitalized in intensive care units, while 211 patients have been hospitalized in ICUs since October 2013, when the flu outbreak began.
As always, KEELPNO urges vulnerable people to seek out inoculation and anti-viral medical treatment as soon as the first flu symptoms are noticed.