SAN FRANCISCO—Health Officials have urged residents of San Francisco to be aware of the recent flu outbreak.

On Monday, January 9, the flu has resulted in the deaths of three people in Monterey, Solano and Napa counties.

The California Department of Public Health has indicated that only 3 deaths have been reported since the start of flu season.

The Department of Public Health has advised individuals to take the following precautions to protect themselves and loved ones against the flu:

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you sneeze. Then throw the tissue away.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Its important to avoid close contact with anyone who is sick
  • If diagnosed with the flu, CDC highly recommends that you stay in bed for two days.
  • When faced with fever wait 24-hours before direct contact with a person.