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33-year-old North Olmsted man dies from the flu, bringing total flu-related deaths to 9

Posted at 11:48 AM, Feb 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-14 11:48:26-05

NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio — A 33-year-old North Olmsted man has died from flu, bringing the number of flu-related deaths this season to nine in Cuyahoga County, according to the county's board of health.

Since December 2019, health officials documented 2,655 flu-related ER visits and 813 flu-related hospitalizations.

How to stop the flu from spreading

Here are some tips from the Ohio Department of Health that you can use to stop the spread of the flu:

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid close contact with those who are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth after touching objects – this is how germs are spread.
  • Practice good habits like disinfecting surfaces, getting plenty of sleep, and managing stress.
  • To read more from the Centers for Disease Control about influenza A virus and novel influenza virus, click here.

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