Flu and coronavirus top priorities for Monterey County Health Department


THE CORONAVIRUS
AND THE FLU CONTINUE
TO BE A TOP PRIORITY
FOR HEALTH OFFICIALS. THE TOPIC MADE IT’S
WAY INTO A MONTHLY
MEETING WITH THE
MONTEREY COUNTY
COMMUNITY HEALTH
BOARD. ACTION NEWS ALANI
LETANG WAS AT THAT
MEETING….SHE HAS
MORE LIVE FROM
NATIVIDAD..##
DAN.. RIGHT OFF THE BAT..THE
MEDICAL DIRECTOR WITH
THE MONTEREY COUNTY
HEALTH DEPARTMENT
COMPARED CORONAVIRUS
TO THE FLU. SAYING THE SYMPTOMS
ARE VERY SIMILAR…AND
BOTH CAN LEAD TO
SERIOUS CASES
PNEUMONIA. RIGHT NOW THE FLU IS
WIDESPREAD IN
CALIFORNIA … THE CDC SAYS THE VIRUS
HAS KILLED 211
CALIFORNIANS SINCE
SEPTEMBER 29TH… WHILE HEALTH EXPERTS
COUNT SEVEN CASES OF
CORONAVIRUS IN
CALIFONIA…INCLUDING
TWO IN SAN BENITO
COUNTY. THE MONTEREY COUNTY
COMMUNITY HEALTH
BOARD …LAID OUT A
PRESENTATION OF THE
VIRUS….TELLING US
WHERE THE VIRUS GOT IT’S NAME “CORONA” FOR
IT’S CROWN-LIKE SPIKES
ON THE CELL’S SURFACE. THE MEDICAL DIRECTOR
FOR CLINICAL SERVICES
SAYS THE VIRUS IS
ALMOST IDENTICAL TO
THE FLU IN THE WAY OF
SYPTOMS SUCH AS FEVER AND COUGHING. SHE ALSO MADE NOTE
THAT THE VIRUS IS
EPIDEMIC IN CHINA… NOT PANDEMIC MEANING
THE VIRUS IS SPREAD
WORLDWIDE. THE DOCTOR ALSO
MENTIONED THERE IS NO
PERFECT DEFINITION FOR
HOW DEADLY THE VIRUS
IS… BUT SAY IN CALIFORNIA
THE RISK REMAINS LOW
##
DR. CAROLINE KENNEDY-
MEDICAL DIRECTOR
CLINICAL SERVICES MONTEREY COUNTY
PUBLIC HEALTH
DEPARTMENT
CLIP#0015075 00:26:12
“THE LOSS OF LIFE WE HAVE
WITH THE FLU EVERY YEAR IS NOT OK. BUTT TO
00:26:23 WAHT IF IT KILLS
1% OF THE
POPULATION…THATS TWO
KIDS OUT THE
HIGHSCHOOL…WAY TOO MANY PEOPLE, WE JUST
DON’T KNOW…LIVE IN A
COUNTRY WITH GREAT
SYSTEM AND ONLY 7 CASES
SO FAR. ”
THE MEDICAL DIRECT ALSO TALKED ABOUT THE
PROPER ATTIRE CLINCA STAFF NEED TO WEAR … AND THE ORDER THEY
NEED TO PUT IT ON AND
OFF. THOSE MUST INCLUDE…A
GOWN…MASK…GLOVES
AND FACE SHIELD THAT
COVERS MOST OF THE
HEAD.. DAN…. ####
THERE IS CURRENTLY
NO VACCINE FOR THE
CORONAVIRUS… BUT HEALTH OFFICIALS IN THE U.S. AND CHINA
ARE ACTIVELY LOOKING
FOR ONE. AND IT IS STILL NOT
TOO LATE TO GET A FLU
SHOT. ##
NATURAL SO

3 thoughts on “Flu and coronavirus top priorities for Monterey County Health Department

  1. I got sick on Saturday Feb 8, 2020. I ate 2 big bulbs of chopped raw garlic each day, and today I am just getting my strength back. Thank God!

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