Flu Responsible for 86 Deaths in North and Northeast Texas

Two more adults die of flu in Monroe County

Two more adults die of flu in Monroe County

Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD) epidemiologists are cautioning residents to take every preventative step available now in the midst of rising numbers of hospitalizations and deaths due to influenza across the state and nation. Here in Tulsa County, 338 people have been hospitalized since flu season began in September, and the county is now reporting ten deaths.

A total of 1,429 people have been hospitalized for the flu, including 338 in Tulsa County, between September 1 and Tuesday, according to the state.

News of Rochester's most recent flu-related deaths comes just days after a 10-year-old CT boy died from complications of the flu after visiting the Buffalo region.

Former Gymnastics Coach Tells Larry Nassar To 'Go To Hell' During Sentencing
Nassar eventually was sacked after more allegations from other gymnasts, including Simone Biles and Gabby Douglas , were reported. Raisman, who won three gold medals and hails from Needham, says USA Gymnastics did nothing to stop Nassar.

There have been 38 reported deaths in Dallas County, three in Tarrant County and two in Denton County. In addition, the very young (0-4 years old) and school age children have been affected. OCCHD was one of the first public health departments in the nation to receive accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board. The four who died all had underlying illnesses. The Centers for Disease Control classifies the flu outbreak in Texas this year as widespread.

Symptoms of influenza include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue.

"We are now in the midst of a very active flu season with widespread and intense flu activity". "The flu vaccine is the best public health tool we have, and an annual flu shot is recommended to everyone over six months", Wooten said.

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