Flu deaths reach 10K this season — CDC

  • Flu deaths reach 10K this season — CDC

Flu deaths reach 10K this season — CDC

On Wednesday, officials said both patients are "not severely ill" and they are now in isolation to keep the illness from spreading.

The case is the fourth in the state to test negative.

On Staten Island, 201 new flu cases were reported during the week ending January 25, according to the New York State Department of Health.

More than 10,000 people world wide have been infected with the virus, which originated in China.

"Too often, national security and public health crises have led to the demonization of particular groups of people, and we are committed to ensuring that that does not happen here", Seshadri says.

With several schools in the area closed this week and the flu at high risk in the Scioto County area, SOMC is taking precautionary measures to help stop the spread of viruses and to protect its medically fragile patients.

While China has accused the US of causing panic in its response to the deadly coronavirus outbreak, the Pennsylvania Department of Health is doing what it can to keep residents calm. However, many have become distracted by this particular virus, raising concerns over an infectious disease that pales in comparison to other, more deadly viruses already active in their own countries. There are five confirmed cases in the country of Friday morning, according to the CDC. On Thursday, the WHO declared novel coronavirus a public health emergency of global concern, ramping up resources around the globe. People flying back from China will be routed to 11 airports for screening: New York-JFK, Chicago O'Hare, San Francisco, Seattle, Atlanta, Honolulu, Los Angeles International, Washington Dulles International, Newark International, Dallas-Fort Worth and Detroit.

Foreign nationals who visited mainland China in the prior 14 days, excluding immediate family of US citizens and legal permanent residents. Flu symptoms include coughing, sneezing, sore throat, body aches and fatigue.

"CDC is working with the states to determine where travelers will be quarantined", Messonnier said.

This flu season in the United States began earlier than usual.

The CDC advises the public to avoid all non-essential travel to China and recommends people who must travel to China practice precautions such as avoiding contact with people who are sick and practicing good hand hygiene.