So far this flu season, there have been 758 people hospitalized with the flu in Clark County, and 11 deaths, including that of a child under the age of 5.
Walgreens flu index uses prescriptions for antiviral medications such as Tamiflu, which are used to treat influenza, to track the spread of the virus around the nation.
The flu vaccine is available at the Southern Nevada Health District’s immunization clinics as well as community clinics and pharmacies throughout the Las Vegas Valley.
The change would be “disastrous” for Southern Nevada, dramatically lengthening wait times for patients, said Dr. John Ham, medical director at UMC’s Center for Transplantation.
A new report by the Southern Nevada Health District brings total number of cases in the county to three.
New research showing that Las Vegas is facing the worst shortage of obstetricians and gynecologists in the U.S. comes as no surprise to members of the local medical community.
Despite a West Nile virus outbreak, health authorities say they face a challenge convincing local residents that they need to protect themselves against the tiny bloodsuckers.
The Thursday event, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Chuck Minker Sports Complex, 275 N. Mojave Road in Las Vegas, is free and open to the public.
“More donations are urgently needed to replenish the blood supply and be prepared for patient emergencies,” the American Red Cross in Las Vegas said this week.
The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting four new cases of West Nile virus, bringing the total in Clark County for 2019 to 16.