Woman, 92, becomes 2nd local flu death

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MedicalSAN DIEGO – Health officials said Tuesday a second woman has died of influenza related symptoms this flu season.

A 92-year-old woman died recently from the flu, San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency announced.  The first death in the county was of an 89-year-old woman on November 15.

There has been a sharp increase in the flu in San Diego and throughout the nation.

Between the last two weeks of 2012, the number of cases in the county jumped from 30 to 81, Dr. Wilma Wooten of the San Diego Health and Human Services said.

Health officials encourage everyone to be immunized to help protect themselves and their loved ones against the flu.

If you can’t afford to visit a pharmacy for your flu shot, the county has several locations that offer vaccinations for just $10. The fee may be waived if you are unable to pay. A list of the immunization clinics can be found on the San Diego Immunization Program website.

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  • Tammy L. Volpe

    It is sad to hear this. The flu almost became pandemic but thankfully contained. It seems that the children and the elderly are the most vulnerable. Children still has a developing immune system while the elders' immune system are gradually declining.

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