How to prevent, treat and recover from influenza in California
PUBLIC health authorities across California are scrambling to contain an influenza pandemic that’s threatening the lives of millions of people.
The California Department of Public Health is sending workers and volunteers to places like the Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay Area to help fight the flu.
It’s part of a broader effort to get the state prepared for the coronavirus, which is expected to kill at least 8,000 people and cripple a third of the economy, the Los Angelos Times reported.
The state’s health department said on Friday it had set up a $500,000 fund to help people and businesses recover from the flu that is expected by the end of next week.
The agency also set up the California Health and Human Services Agency to help pay for the pandemic response.
The federal government has set up emergency funds to help states and localities respond to the pandemics.
California has the second-largest flu pandemic in U.S. history, with more than 11,000 cases, according to the California Department on Aging.
The health department has warned people to stay indoors and avoid public transportation.
There is no specific time to avoid exposure to the virus.