Collin County Health Reports Five Flu-Related Deaths

Collin County Health Reports Five Flu-Related Deaths

Seven more flu-related deaths were reported in Dallas County on Wednesday, bringing the total number to 38 this season.

The Douglas County Health Department said there have been four flu deaths and hundreds of new flu cases in the past week.

We've confirmed three influenza-associated deaths and 233 hospitalizations in Oklahoma County for the 2017-2018 flu season.

Dukes says almost 15-hundred people have been hospitalized since flu season began.

Officials said 35 of those who died were over 65 years old, and 10 were between 50 and 64 years old.

For the week ending January 6, the county reported 278 laboratory-confirmed cases and 66 hospitalizations. In addition, the very young (0-4 years old) and school age children have been affected.

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Signs the flu could be peaking in St. Louis County - new cases for the week ending January 14th totaled 1074, that's down from 1282 the previous week.

There were only 19 outbreaks during last year's entire flu season.

Symptoms include fever or chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and tiredness.

Get to the doctor within 48 hours of the onset of flu as they may prescribe antivirals which can effectively reduce the symptoms.

The Ohio Department of Health said influenza A, or H3N2, is the most common virus this season. 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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