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  • #16
    TX: Flu claims 2 lives in Ector County


    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...


    • #17
      East Texas man dies of H1N1 at local hospital 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...


      • #18
        Re: East Texas man dies of H1N1 at local hospital Saturday


        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


        • #19
          Corpus Christi: As flu cases rise, some who got vaccinated are testing positive

          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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          • #20
            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.

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            • #21
              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."


              • #22
                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.


                • #23
                  TX: Flu-related deaths in Travis Co. - 8 this season


                  Health officials on high alert after third flu death
                  by JESSICA VESS / KVUE News and Staff
                  Posted on January 2, 2014 at 10:27 AM
                  Updated today at 10:29 AM

                  TRAVIS COUNTY -- Health officials in Travis County are on high alert after a third person died from the flu.

                  In December two people died in Austin from the H1N1 strain of the virus. Now the Health Department confirms a third death. We don't know much about the victim except that they were over 65 years old.

                  Health officials are closely monitoring flu cases right now. The rate of infections in Texas is among the worst in the country...


                  • #24
                    TX: At least 6 deaths from H1N1 in Hidalgo Co.


                    Official: Multiple swine flu deaths in Hidalgo County this season
                    Posted: Thursday, January 2, 2014 11:38 am

                    At least six people in Hidalgo County have died, including a 7-year-old child, from the H1N1 virus, according to Hidalgo County Health and Human Services Director Eddie Olivarez...


                    • #25
                      Re: TX: Flu-related deaths in Travis Co. - 8 this season


                      Flu-Related Illnesses Kill 8 In Travis Co.
                      Updated: Thursday, January 2 2014, 02:34 PM CST

                      The explosion of influenza cases continues in Austin and the surrounding area. And health officials say eight people have died in the current flu season in Travis County...


                      • #26
                        Central Texas Health Officials Confirm Flu Death

                        BELL COUNTY (January 2, 2014) Bell County Public Health District officials confirmed that an area resident died of the flu Thursday.

                        Lacy Sanders, the county's disease surveillance coordinator, confirmed that a 60-year-old Coryell County man died Thursday morning at the Temple Veteran's Administration Hospital of the flu.

                        It was the first confirmed flu death in Central Texas, Sanders said.

                        The victim suffered from a compromised immune system, but Sanders could not elaborate on the condition.


                        • #27
                          TX: St. Joseph Hospital Reports Two Cases of H1N1 Flu Virus

                          BRYAN, Texas H1N1 Flu cases are on the rise in Texas with several deaths and now people are coming down with the illness in our area.

                          St. Joseph Hospital recently treated two people for H1N1 including one of their own employees who is a nurse practitioner in Navasota.



                          • #28
                            TX: Coryell County man dies from flu


                            Coryell County man dies from flu; death toll could be higher
                            Posted: Friday, January 3, 2014 11:31 am
                            Wendy Sledd | Herald staff writer

                            COPPERAS COVE ? An elderly Coryell County man is the first reported death in this area from the flu. But there may be more unreported deaths from the season virus outbreak.

                            A Coryell County man who was in his 60s died of the flu at the VA Hospital in Temple, a Bell County Health Department report confirmed on Thursday...


                            • #29
                              TX: 1 Dead Of Flu In Williamson County


                              1 Dead Of Flu In Williamson County
                              Updated: Friday, January 3 2014, 05:20 PM CST

                              One person in Williamson County has died from complications of the flu. Scott & White Round Rock Hospital confirmed the death late Friday. On Thursday St. David's HealthCare said eight people have died at its Travis County hospitals...


                              • #30
                                Re: 18 cases of H1N1 flu in Hidalgo County

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