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Health officials says First Flu Death of Season in Washington State

Health officials says First Flu Death of Season in Washington State

Health officials in Washington state have confirmed the state’s first flu death of the 2018-2019 season, a man in his 40s who had “chronic health concerns that increased his risk for complications.” The Pierce County man, who was not identified by name, died in a hospital on Monday, according to a Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department statement.

First CT FLU Death of the Season Reported

State health officials confirmed the first flu-related death of the season for Connecticut. The state Department of Public Health reported the death on Friday. It said the patient was over the age of 65. So far this season, 22 people in Connecticut have been hospitalized for flu-related complications. The DPH said flu activity has slowly

First Flu Death in Florida of the Season, Officials Confirm

An unvaccinated child in Florida has died from the flu, becoming the first person to succumb to the disease season, Florida state health officials announced Monday. The child was diagnosed with influenza B and died sometime between Sept. 30 and Oct. 6, according to the Florida Department of Health. The department noted that most deaths from the flu occur in

Doctors Speak Bluntly About a Record 80,000 FLU Deaths

Doctors Speak Bluntly About a Record 80,000 FLU Deaths

“Guess what? They got it from someone. Someone gave them the flu,” Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said. Flu killed 80,000 people this past season and put 900,000 into the hospital, making it the worst influenza season in decades, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. The numbers were shocking. Until now, CDC

Doctor Issues Warning About 2018-2019 FLU Season

Doctor Issues Warning About 2018-2019 FLU Season

CLEVELAND — On the heels of one of the longest and most deadly flu seasons in recent memory, one Cleveland Clinic doctor is urging high-risk patients to get vaccinated ahead of October when cases begin to rise in Ohio. “The more I work with influenza, the less I feel like I know what the flu is going