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  • Re: Texas - Seasonal flu 2013/2014 (other than Dallas or Houston areas)

    Source: http://www.elpasotimes.com/news/ci_2...deaths-rise-11

    El Paso flu-related deaths rise to 11
    By Aaron Martinez / El Paso Times
    Posted: 01/23/2014 02:54:56 PM MST

    The El Paso Department of Health announced on Thursday that the number of flu-related deaths in the area is now at 11.

    Officials said eight of the 11 victims tested positive for the H1N1 influenza virus strain. The 11 deaths include six middle-age patients, four elderly patients and one young adult. All except the young adult had underlying conditions...

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    • Re: Texas - Seasonal flu 2013/2014 (other than Dallas or Houston areas)

      pH1N1
      TamiFlu Resistance

      Data Sparsity Risk Factors
      Texas

      The Public Health report on January 12, 2014 from the State of Texas communicated two TamiFlu Resistant cases.

      Basic information framing those cases such as clinical progressions / outcomes, the full set of sensitivity test results and the genetic sequences are required for the public to understand the risk factors involved in this flu season (s2013).

      Although sequence deposits are being made by federal public health officials from cases in Low Intensity states, no sequences have been deposited for the State of Texas during the time period of the current High Intensity circulation. Of the 77 sequences deposited by federal health officials since the mid-December onset of High Intensity pH1N1, 63 cover the United States, but the only 2 sequences sampled in Texas are prior to the dangerous period.

      The latest Texas sequence on file describes a common background that was sampled at an un-stipulated location on 2013-12-01. That most recent Texas sequence bears amino acid identity to the GenoTypic NA 275Y TamiFlu Resistant sequence from a nearby Southern state sampled two weeks earlier.

      No information has been made public about the Hemagglutinin genetics surrounding the reported Texas AntiViral Drug Resistant cases.

      A bed of very dangerous predicted genetic changes appears to be circulating in Texas without surveillance to protect the great state's 26 million citizens.

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      • Re: Texas - Seasonal flu 2013/2014 (other than Dallas or Houston areas)

        El Paso flu-related deaths rise to 11

        The number of deaths from flu complications suddenly climbed to 11 in El Paso, city health officials reported Thursday.

        The deaths involved six people between the ages of 31 and 65 years old. The others involved a young adult and four people who were older than 65.

        Officials said eight of the 11 cases tested positive for the H1N1 flu virus strain. Last week, officials had recorded only four deaths.

        http://www.elpasotimes.com/news/ci_2...-11?source=rss

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        • Re: Texas - Seasonal flu 2013/2014 (other than Dallas or Houston areas)

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          <tr style="float: center;"><td style="font-size: 140%; font-weight: bold;">Bexar officials bracing for harsh flu season
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          <tr style="float: center;"><td style="font-size: 90%;">In the last week of December, the health system saw a higher one-week volume of lab-confirmed flu than it saw during any week in the previous two flu seasons
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          • Re: H1N1 Claims Life Of 41-Year-Old North Texas Father

            Originally posted by Shiloh View Post
            Source: http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2014/01/09/h...-texas-father/

            H1N1 Claims Life Of 41-Year-Old North Texas Father
            January 9, 2014 5:15 PM
            Arezow Doost

            KRUM (CBSDFW.COM) ? As the flu continues to spread across North Texas one woman says a deadly strain of the H1N1 virus killed her otherwise healthy husband.

            Chris Waskom was very involved with his church in Krum. The congregation and his family say his death has been devastating but has pushed them to spread a very important message...
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            <tr style="float: center;"><td style="font-size: 90%;">?[He had] no pre-existing medical condition? he didn?t smoke. He was a perfectly healthy,? she said . . . doctors told him he had bronchitis.
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            <span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif; font-size: 100%;">'Lacy Waskom, Widow of Chris Waskom:

            Several trips to the doctor resulted in the same diagnosis and then on New Years Eve Chris died at home. Lacy said,

            ?He laid down to take a nap and two hours later I went to check on him and found him.?'

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            • Re: Texas - Seasonal flu 2013/2014 (other than Dallas or Houston areas)

              Another death at home in an age-related healthy young adult less than 50 miles from this man's location.

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              • Re: Texas - Seasonal flu 2013/2014 (other than Dallas or Houston areas)

                Per Capita
                Fatality Rank
                Texas

                2014-01-25 *

                Sixth

                The State of Texas ranks 6th in America with a per capita reported fatality rate from Influenza at 6.7 per million.*

                * 2014-01-25 Updated 'States with the highest population-based flu fatality rates' [FT#217207] from Jim Oliveros

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                • Re: Texas - Seasonal flu 2013/2014 (other than Dallas or Houston areas)

                  166 Fatalities in Texas
                  by
                  2014-01-25 *

                  * 2014-01-25 Updated US Deaths by State [FT#216453] from Jim Oliveros

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                  • Re: Texas - Seasonal flu 2013/2014 (other than Dallas or Houston areas)

                    Granbury mom is the latest victim of flu outbreak

                    GRANBURY ? There's been another flu death in North Texas. Stacey Parker was a 38-year-old mother of five from Granbury.

                    Her family said she never got a flu shot; now they are encouraging everyone to be inoculated.

                    Doctors said Parker was a victim of the H1N1 swine flu strain.

                    "It's been an almighty trial," said Stacey's husband, Tony Parker. "I have never been through something like this."


                    http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Granb...242115121.html

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                    • Re: Texas - Seasonal flu 2013/2014 (other than Dallas or Houston areas)

                      Originally posted by tetano View Post
                      Granbury mom is the latest victim of flu outbreak

                      GRANBURY ? There's been another flu death in North Texas. Stacey Parker was a 38-year-old mother of five from Granbury.

                      Her family said she never got a flu shot; now they are encouraging everyone to be inoculated.

                      Doctors said Parker was a victim of the H1N1 swine flu strain.

                      "It's been an almighty trial," said Stacey's husband, Tony Parker. "I have never been through something like this."


                      http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Granb...242115121.html
                      Bedroom / ex-urb community about 40 miles southwest of Fort Worth. This post is most appropriately located to or cross-indexed at the Dallas / Fort Worth thread.

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                      • Re: Texas - Seasonal flu 2013/2014 (other than Dallas or Houston areas)

                        Third Smith County flu death reported

                        The flu season may have seen its peak, but the virus still lurks in the community, health officials note.

                        East Texas Medical Center announced this morning that they?d had another flu-related death, bringing the count to two at the hospital and a total of three for Smith County. There have also been four flu-related deaths in Gregg County this season, according to Northeast Texas Public Health officials.

                        ...

                        http://www.tylerpaper.com/TP-Breakin...death-reported
                        "I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much." - Mother Teresa of Calcutta

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                        • Re: Texas - Seasonal flu 2013/2014 (other than Dallas or Houston areas)

                          CDC: Flu Epidemic No Longer Widespread in Texas
                          2014-01-24
                          By Ray Villeda, NBC 5 News
                          News Video.

                          Declarations from public health officials concerning geographies wider than the pathogen's discrete logical unit of work (roughly a neighborhood) promote inappropriate actions by misguiding the risk level.

                          Texas is a very large state. Reports like this one demonstrate a shortcoming of our current statistical systems that report at a level that is not actionable. Then citizens are expected to make decisions based on that inappropriate information level.

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                          • Re: Texas - Seasonal flu 2013/2014 (other than Dallas or Houston areas)

                            El Paso Health officials report 2 recent flu-related deaths

                            EL PASO, Texas - The number of El Pasoans that have died from the flu has risen. Health officials are reporting 13 flu-related deaths so far this season.

                            An elderly and middle aged man contracted the H1N1 virus...

                            http://www.kfoxtv.com/news/features/...ths-3360.shtml
                            "I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much." - Mother Teresa of Calcutta

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                            • Re: Texas - Seasonal flu 2013/2014 (other than Dallas or Houston areas)

                              175 Fatalities in Texas
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                              2014-01-30 *

                              • pH1N1 Dominant Texas Fatality by County [Excel]
                              • pH1N1 Dominant Texas Fatality by County [html/css]



                              * 2014-01-30 Updated Stats from Jim Oliveros

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                              • Re: Texas - Seasonal flu 2013/2014 (other than Dallas or Houston areas)

                                Eighth flu-related death reported in Tarrant County

                                While a series of influenza cases continues to drop, Tarrant County has reported a eighth flu-related death.

                                Six of a deaths tested certain for Type A influenza, though two, including a latest one, tested certain for Type B.

                                Type B typically doesn?t means widespread outbreaks like Type A, and it?s mostly found in places such as schools and nursing homes, pronounced Russ Jones, arch epidemiologist for Tarrant County Public Health.

                                H1N1, a widespread aria this year, is a Type A strain.

                                http://www.txnewsfeed.com/amarillo/e...arrant-county/

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