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Orange County Health Care Agency
flu updates - (2014-2015)
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Orange County has seen a substantial increase in influenza reports over the previous three weeks. Health care professionals should encourage all patients 6 months and older who have not yet received an influenza vaccine this season to be vaccinated against influenza.
December 15, 2014 - Volume 11, Issue 3

December 15, 2014 - Volume 11, Issue 3

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Influenza activity is currently increasing and is expected to increase further in the coming weeks. CDC reminds clinicians of the benefits of influenza antiviral medications (oseltamivir [Tamiflu®] and zanamivir [Relenza®]) as an adjunct to vaccination in light of circulating H3N2 strains that are antigenically different (drifted) from the vaccine virus strain.
December 5, 2014 - Volume 11, Issue 2

December 5, 2014 - Volume 11, Issue 2

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The official start of the influenza season this year is two weeks away (9/28/2014)! Providers are encouraged to begin vaccination efforts as soon as vaccine is available.
September 17, 2014 - Volume 11, Issue 1

September 17, 2014 - Volume 11, Issue 1

Orange County Health Care Agency
flu updates - (2013-2014)
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Influenza activity has decreased in recent weeks but remains elevated in California and the US.  Clinicians should continue to offer flu vaccine for all patients 6 months of age and older.  For a list of locations offering flu vaccine, visit www.ochealthinfo.com/flu.
February 28, 2014 - Volume 10, Issue 11

February 28, 2014 - Volume 10, Issue 11 (PDF file)

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Influenza activity remains elevated in the U.S. despite a decrease in several surveillance indicators.  Clinicians should continue to offer flu vaccine as long as influenza viruses are circulating.  For a list of locations offering flu vaccine, visit www.ochealthinfo.com/flu.  New editions of Eye on Influenza will continue to be distributed throughout hte season, with frequency depending on activity.
February 14, 2014 - Volume 10, Issue 10

February 14, 2014 - Volume 10, Issue 10 (PDF file)

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Flu activity is decreasing some parts of the U.S., but remains high.  Flu is expected to continue for some time.  It's not too late to get vaccinated, visit www.ochealthinfo.com/flu for locations. 
January 31, 2014 - Volume 10, Issue 9

January 31, 2014 - Volume 10, Issue 9 (PDF file)

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Influenza activity continues to be widespread in most of the U.S. and remains high in Orange County.  Basic steps can protect you and your family from getting flu:  (1) Get your flu shot -- it's not too late, (2) Make sure to wash your hands often, (3) Cover your cough and sneezes with your sleeve or a tissue, and (4) Stay home when you are sick. 
January 24, 2014 - Volume 10, Issue 8

January 24, 2014 - Volume 10, Issue 8 (PDF file)

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Influenza activity is widespread in most of the U.S., including California.  Influenza viruses are expected to circulate for the next couple of months.  Influenza vaccination is recommended for all persons 6 months of age or older.
January 17, 2014 - Volume 10, Issue 7

January 17, 2014 - Volume 10, Issue 7 (PDF file)

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Influenza activity continues to increase in Orange County.  Orange County has reported 18 severe cases (ICU admission/death in a person <65 years of age) of influenza this season, including three deaths.  Annual influenza vaccination is recommended for all persons six months of age and older!
January 10, 2014 - Volume 10, Issue 6

January 10, 2014 - Volume 10, Issue 6 (PDF file)

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Orange County reports its first influenza-associated fatality this season in a person less than 65 years of age.  Influenza activity is widespread in several states and is increasing in Orange County.  It's not too late to get vaccinated!
January 3, 2014 - Volume 10, Issue 5

January 3, 2014 - Volume 10, Issue 5 (PDF file)

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Influenza activity continues to increase in the U.S., with the largest increases seen in southern states.  It's not too late to get vaccinated!
December 20, 2013 - Volume 10, Issue 4

December 20, 2013 - Volume 10, Issue 4 (PDF file)

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Influenza activity has been picking up in recent weeks in the U.S.  Protect yourself and your loved ones this holiday season -- get vaccinated!
December 6, 2013 - Volume 10, Issue 3

December 6, 2013 - Volume 10, Issue 3 (PDF file)

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Influenza season has started!  Orange County received its first report of locally acquired influenza this season.
October 25, 2013 - Volume 10, Issue 2

October 25, 2013 - Volume 10, Issue 2 (PDF file)

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Influenza Season has Started, Influenza Vaccine Distribution, Influenza Vaccination Highlights: 2013-2014 Season
October 3, 2013 - Volume 10, Issue 1


October 3, 2013 - Volume 10, Issue 1 (PDF file)


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