11 more flu deaths in San Diego County


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Eleven more people have died from influenza-related causes in San Diego County, health officials said Wednesday, bringing the total this season to 30.

The county now has had 2,957 laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza, an increase of 916 from last week, according to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency.


The deceased ranged in age from 42 to 99, and all but one had underlying medical conditions, health officials said.

Last year, there were 14 deaths from influenza-related causes in San Diego County. In 2009-10, there were 58.

The 30 deaths this season is the second-highest since officials began keeping records in San Diego County, officials said.

Dr. Eric McDonald, deputy public health officer for San Diego County, again urged people to get vaccinated.

“The disease can be contracted at any time during the year, so it is never too late for a flu shot,’ he said Wednesday.



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