Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccination each year. Every year in the United States, on average 5% to 20% of the population gets the flu; more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu complications, and; about 36,000 people die from flu-related causes. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications.
What is Clovis Doing to Prepare for Seasonal and the Potential for Pandemic Influenza?
As a City within Fresno County, the Fresno County Health Department serves as the lead agency in monitoring and planning for diseases and viruses such as influenza. To date, Clovis has participated in tabletop exercises with Fresno County and other community partners to evaluate response capabilities and how to best utilize local resources to do the greatest good for the greatest number of people.
Education is key in preventing the spread of influenza. Clovis has distributed information throughout the community aimed at lessening the impact seasonal and novel influenza might have in Clovis.
Take time to get vaccinated.
Take everyday preventive actions.
Take flu antiviral drugs if your doctor recommends them.
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