The Southern Nevada Health District has announced the first flu-related death in Clark County, a man in his 60s. This unfortunate incident has prompted the community to take precautions and seek medical attention for influenza-like illnesses.
Dr. Fermin Leguen, District Health Officer, expressed his condolences to the man’s family and friends, emphasizing the importance of getting vaccinated against the flu. He reminded everyone that flu season typically lasts until May and urged them to practice healthy habits while taking advantage of flu vaccines available at various locations throughout Southern Nevada.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is recommended that everyone aged six months or older receive an annual flu vaccine, with certain groups, such as older adults and those with underlying health conditions being more susceptible to severe illnesses.
In addition to getting vaccinated, simple preventative measures such as frequent hand washing, staying home when sick, and covering coughs and sneezes are also advised by the Health District. It is important to stay informed about any updates on influenza surveillance reports available weekly on their website at www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/news-info/statistics-surveillance-reports/influenza-surveillance/.