Flu Season Arrives in Northern California
SACRAMENTO -- Influenza cases are on the rise in Northern California, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Doctors are urging people to get vaccinated. Even those who are young and otherwise healthy are vulnerable to the flu virus. "We do see a lot of young people that die from influenza, probably because they've never had an influenza vaccination and never lived through an epidemic. So they have no pre-existing immunity," explained Dr. Brett Laurence, a Sutter infectious disease physician.
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