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  • tetano
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    Texas: 2 possible flu deaths reported at Lufkin hospital

    Two patients at Woodland Heights Medical Center in Lufkin died recently who apparently experienced flu-like symptoms, a hospital official told The Lufkin News on Wednesday.


    http://lufkindailynews.com/news/loca...9bb2963f4.html

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  • tetano
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    TX: Man's death could be first swine flu death in the Valley this year

    A Roma family gathered Monday afternoon to mourn the loss of 27 year-old Juan Rodriguez.

    His death could be the first H1N1 flu death in the Rio Grande Valley.

    Action 4 contacted health officials but could not get confirmation because of the holiday.

    "He was so young and full of life, then all of the sudden they tell you he's not going to make it," his cousin Yesenia Rodriguez said. "It's still very hard to believe."

    http://www.valleycentral.com/news/st...0#.UsPFt_vZ2h0

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  • tetano
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    Texas: H1N1 Kills Three In Midland And Odessa

    WEST TEXAS -- According to officials, at least three people have died just this month alone from the H1N1 virus, also known as Swine Flu in the Midland Odessa area.

    Two people in Ector County died from the illness and one in Midland.

    There is one other confirmed case in Midland, and officials from Midland Memorial Hospital tell us they are in stable condition.

    Health officials say the best way to avoid H1N1 is to get vaccinated.

    http://www.permianbasin360.com/news-...q0-eY3uSz4etXA

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  • Emily
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    Corpus Christi: As flu cases rise, some who got vaccinated are testing positive

    http://www.caller.com/news/2013/dec/...accinated-are/
    As flu cases rise, some who got vaccinated are testing positive
    Rhiannon Meyers

    By Rhiannon Meyers
    Posted December 31, 2013 at 2:53 p.m.

    CORPUS CHRISTI ? Flu is on the rise and even though the predominant strain is covered by the vaccine, some people who were vaccinated are testing positive.
    ...
    Brian Garner?s two children, 1 and 6 years old, contracted the flu this year even though both were vaccinated in October at their pediatrician?s office.

    ?My daughter wakes up Christmas Day ready for Santa Claus and she had a 101 degree fever,? Garner said. ?We got her this little scooter and she wanted to play on it outside, but then her fever jumped to 102 and we had to pull her back inside.?

    Two days later, Garner, 36, headed to an urgent care center with flu-like symptoms.

    ?It was nuts,? he said. ?I waited two hours before I saw anybody.?

    He was diagnosed with the flu. A day later, his son tested positive. On Monday, his wife was diagnosed, too. All four took the antiviral drug Tamiflu but it seemed to work best for his son, who started taking the drugs early.

    Dr. Salim Surani, a lung doctor, said the flu does appear to be more intense this year, striking healthy people in their 20s to 40s. But many of the patients he?s seeing did not get vaccinated, he said. ..

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  • Shiloh
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    Re: East Texas man dies of H1N1 at local hospital Saturday

    Source: http://www.ktre.com/story/24338121/n...n1-virus-death


    Nacogdoches Co. has first confirmed H1N1 virus death
    Posted: Dec 31, 2013 5:09 PM EST Updated: Dec 31, 2013 5:58 PM EST
    By Donna McCollum - bio | email

    ...East Texas News did some digging and learned that the man was an inmate at the Nacogdoches County Jail when he was first admitted to the hospital for flu-like symptoms on Dec. 5.
    A Nacogdoches County Jail spokesman confirmed that the man's name was Carol Keith Moore.

    The illness began as bacterial pneumonia. According to jail officials, Moore spent the night of Dec. 5 at the hospital, and was released back to the jail the next day.
    However, because jail administrator Joe Evans was concerned that Moore could still be contagious, the inmate was sent back to the hospital.

    Evans said within 24 hours, Moore was placed in a medically induced coma to drain fluid from his lungs. Family and friends said Moore remained on a respirator for 22 days
    ...

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  • Shiloh
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    East Texas man dies of H1N1 at local hospital Saturday

    Source: http://www.fox51.com/news/etx-man-di...pital-saturday


    ETX man dies of H1N1 at local hospital Saturday
    MGN Online
    Ashleigh Brents Weekend Web Producer
    Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 4:34pm

    Nacogdoches County, Texas (FOX 51) ? Officials tell FOX 51 that an East Texas man has died from the H1N1 virus, commonly known as Swine Flu.

    Nacogdoches County Memorial Hospital Nursing Director, Beth Knight, tells us that the man, whose name has not been released, passed away on Saturday. He was in his late 50's...

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  • Shiloh
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    TX: Flu claims 2 lives in Ector County

    Source: http://www.cbs7kosa.com/news/details.asp?ID=52904

    CBS 7 Exclusive:H1N1 Flu Claims Two Lives in West Texas 12/31/13
    CBS 7 News
    December 31, 2013
    UPDATE 2:50 P.M.:

    ...Officials with the Ector County Health Department have confirmed two deaths caused by the H1N1 strain of the flu.

    Unconfirmed reports indicate the victims are a 53-year-old man and an elderly woman...

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  • Shiloh
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    TX: Corpus Christi Shelter in Need of OTC Cold and Flu Medicines

    Source: http://www.kiiitv.com/story/24330823...-flu-medicines

    Shelter in Need of OTC Cold and Flu Medicines
    Posted: Dec 30, 2013 6:17 PM EST Updated: Dec 30, 2013 6:17 PM EST

    CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

    ...The shelter is in need of things to keep you warm like jackets and sweaters, but another request might surprise you -- they're also asking for things to help the homeless recover from the flu.

    "We presently in need of cold weather clothing, beanies, socks, gloves. And big thing right now we could use is, traditional OTC the medication, cough drops. We know as you know from news reports, that the flu is hitting the city really hard right now," says Good Sam Rescue Mission Program Director Rafael Ortiz...

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  • NS1
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    Re: 6 confirmed cases of H1N1 flu in Hidalgo County

    Originally posted by tetano View Post
    18 estimated cases of Influenza A-H1N1 reported in Hidalgo County

    HIDALGO COUNTY, TX ? Hidalgo County, along with the state of Texas, has seen occurrences of influenza during this year?s Influenza Season becoming more prevalent as the season progresses.

    Hidalgo County has 18 estimated cases of Influenza A- H1N1 in the County as of December 26, 2013. There are currently 4 adults hospitalized for other medical diagnoses, which have been complicated by H1N1. This estimate is calculated from the Influenza Surveillance Program conducted by Hidalgo County Health and Human Services Department.

    http://www.kveo.com/news/18-estimate...hidalgo-county
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  • tetano
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    Re: 6 confirmed cases of H1N1 flu in Hidalgo County

    18 estimated cases of Influenza A-H1N1 reported in Hidalgo County

    HIDALGO COUNTY, TX ? Hidalgo County, along with the state of Texas, has seen occurrences of influenza during this year?s Influenza Season becoming more prevalent as the season progresses.

    Hidalgo County has 18 estimated cases of Influenza A- H1N1 in the County as of December 26, 2013. There are currently 4 adults hospitalized for other medical diagnoses, which have been complicated by H1N1. This estimate is calculated from the Influenza Surveillance Program conducted by Hidalgo County Health and Human Services Department.

    http://www.kveo.com/news/18-estimate...hidalgo-county

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  • tetano
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    Austin Area Hospitals See Spike In Flu Cases

    Seton hospitals in the Austin area say they're seeing an early and more severe spike in the number of flu cases -- and there's been one H1N1 death confirmed so far in Travis County Seton officials say in the last two weeks the number of flu patients doubled from about 200 to 400 confirmed cases. And five patients with the H1N1 virus were put on a special heart-lung machine to help them breathe.

    Read More at: http://www.keyetv.com/news/features/...es-15141.shtml

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  • tetano
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    Re: 6 confirmed cases of H1N1 flu in Hidalgo County

    Hidalgo County swine flu cases increase to 9; none fatal




    McALLEN ? The Hidalgo County Health Department confirmed new numbers Monday afternoon of the number of residents with the H1N1 virus ? known as swine flu ? and the numbers will probably increase.

    County health Director Eddie Olivarez said that there are nine confirmed cases of people with H1N1 ? six adults and three children.

    Of the nine, no one has died, though four are currently hospitalized because they had other medical conditions that complicated their recovery, he said Monday.

    http://www.themonitor.com/news/local...a4bcf6878.html

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  • Shiloh
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    TX: Obit: Died 12-20-13 with COPD, complicated by flu and pneumonia; M, 53 yrs.

    Source: http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dig...30&mid=5786203

    In Memory of
    Samuel Anthony Massaro III
    February 9, 1960 - December 20, 2013
    Obituary

    Samuel Anthony Massaro, III, beloved son, brother and father, left earth for heaven on December 20, 2013. He was born on February 9, 1960. Sam fought his COPD, complicated by the flu and pneumonia, valiantly...

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  • tetano
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    Flu cases flooding Crossroads area doctors' offices

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports widespread influenza activity in Texas - and Victoria County is no exception.

    "We have experienced an unusually high number of cases, comparable to the 2009 H1N1 outbreak," said Dr. John McNeill, owner and physician of Twin Fountains Walk-In Health Clinics. "It's safe to assume that the flu shot is working well and that not many people have had it."

    Influenza Types A and B have been reported in the county, and the H1N1 strain, which is included in the vaccine, is probably the most common, said Dr. Bain Cate, director of the Victoria City-County Health Department.

    "People procrastinate, but there is no good reason - except an allergy to the vaccine's ingredients - to wait," Cate said.

    On Friday alone, McNeill confirmed 58 cases of Type A influenza at his two clinics, and the virus does not typically peak until January at the earliest.

    ...



    http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news...8278/?business

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  • tetano
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    18 cases of H1N1 flu in Hidalgo County

    McALLEN ? There have been six confirmed Hidalgo County cases of the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu, the county health director said.

    Out of the six cases, one was a child under the age of 10, one was a teenager, and the rest were adults, said Eddie Olivares, director of the Hidalgo County Health Department.

    There have been no fatalities as a result of the flu strain, he said.


    http://www.themonitor.com/news/local...a4bcf6878.html

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