Flu-Related Deaths Reported In Collin County

Posted January 19, 2018

All of the patients had "high risk" health conditions and died from complications of the flu, according to officials.

So far, officials with the Oklahoma State Department of Health say that 45 people have died from the virus since September. There were 1,750 flu-related hospitalizations across OH, the department said.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone age six months and older get a flu vaccine each year.

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"If there's not a nurse available, and/or a bed - it's usually an "and" - they're waiting there with the patient", she said. Lee Health is now restricting children under the age of 12 from visiting any of its hospitals until further notice.

Flu-associated hospitalizations in Cuyahoga County are at 794, which is a decrease from last season, the collaborative reported. OCCHD was one of the first public health departments in the nation to receive accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board.

"We are now in the midst of a very active flu season with widespread and intense flu activity".

Because most flu infections are never confirmed with formal testing, the percentage of local emergency departments showing flu-like symptoms is often seen as a more accurate gauge of just how active influenza is in the community.

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The flu outbreak has also forced at least 11 school districts in Texas and Oklahoma to shut down, including two in North Texas.

Symptoms of influenza include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Details may change as more information becomes available. OCCHD reminds the public that it takes about two weeks to be fully protected from the vaccine, so don't wait to receive the flu shot.

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