A 13-year-previous Cleveland woman is the first flu-associated pediatric demise in Northeast Ohio, the Cleveland Department of Public Health announced today. It’s the second pediatric flu-associated dying in Ohio this flu season, after the death of a 3-year-old boy from Highland County in Southwest Ohio was reported earlier this month. An East Cleveland woman, 94, was the sixth flu deaths reported in Cuyahoga County this season.
Influenza might be lethal for the younger and the aged. The virus spreads via coughs and sneezes, and signs embody fever, sore throat, physique aches, headache, chills, and fatigue. Whereas the present flu season has been gentle to this point, particularly when in comparison with the excellent flu season of 2017-2018, it sometimes peaks in February.
It’s never delayed to get a flu shot, which helps reduce the signs of flu and prevents its unfold. In Cleveland, photographs can be found at each the J. Glen Smith Helath Middle (11100 St. Clair Ave.) and the Thomas McCafferty Health Middle (4242 Lorain Rd.). For extra data name the CDPH flu hotline at (216) 664-4621. The flu vaccine additionally is out there utilizing well-being care suppliers, clinics and retail pharmacies.