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  • #76
    TX: 2 Deaths Reported in Smith County

    2 flu deaths reported in Smith Co., over 230 others test positive for virus

    TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Two Smith County health systems have released the number of flu-related deaths reported last week and the number of patients who have tested positive for the virus.

    According to a representative from Trinity Mother Frances hospital and clinics, one person died last week from an unknown strain of the flu virus. Nine patients were admitted to their hospital with the flu and 57 others tested positive for the virus. Of those, 98.6 percent had influenza type A and not H1N1.

    East Texas Medical Center revealed Thursday morning that one person has died from the flu. The hospital also released information regarding the number of patients in Tyler they have had who tested positive for the flu.

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    http://www.kltv.com/story/24406847/o...-etmc-in-tyler
    "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: TX: 2 Deaths Reported in Smith County

      Originally posted by Jim Oliveros View Post
      2 flu deaths reported in Smith Co., over 230 others test positive for virus

      TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Two Smith County health systems have released the number of flu-related deaths reported last week and the number of patients who have tested positive for the virus.

      According to a representative from Trinity Mother Frances hospital and clinics, one person died last week from an unknown strain of the flu virus. Nine patients were admitted to their hospital with the flu and 57 others tested positive for the virus. Of those, 98.6 percent had influenza type A and not H1N1.

      East Texas Medical Center revealed Thursday morning that one person has died from the flu. The hospital also released information regarding the number of patients in Tyler they have had who tested positive for the flu.

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      http://www.kltv.com/story/24406847/o...-etmc-in-tyler
      Now there's some severe insight into the "Value of Perfect Information". The statement excluding pH1N1 could not be more illogical. More than 95% of all circulating influenza in the United States and in Texas is pH1N1.

      In the same city today, a journalist puts a medical spokesperson, Dr. Jonathan MacClements of the Smith County Health Authority, on record indicating that false negatives are understood at this point.

      A negative rapid test does not exclude pH1N1.

      In a crisis, truth is often the first casualty, either due to speed of action / resource constraints or outright prevarication for political purpose.

      Divergence Principle
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      As virus transmission increases, fact transmission decreases.

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      <tr style="float: center;"><td style="font-size: 90%;">Medical officials today announced that they were experiencing extremely high volumes of patients in emergency departments most with upper respiratory problems such as the flu, pneumonia and severe colds.
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      <span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif; font-size: 100%;">'MacClements said doctors should be are (sic, aware) that some of the rapid testing is coming up as false negative, so officials are encouraging them to treat patients with flu-like symptoms as if they have the flu.'

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        • #79
          TX: Family Reports First Known Flu-Related Death in Nueces County

          Source: http://www.kiiitv.com/story/24410712...-nueces-county

          Family Reports First Known Flu-Related Death in Nueces County
          Posted: Jan 09, 2014 6:01 PM EST Updated: Jan 09, 2014 6:02 PM EST

          ...The family of the latest flu victim, 34-year old Christine Malloy of Calallen, said she died from the flu last Friday.

          Because the state only requires flu-related deaths of those under 18 years of age to be reported, Malloy's death is the only adult flu death in Nueces County that 3News is aware of..

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              • #82
                H1N1 Claims Life Of 41-Year-Old North Texas Father

                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
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                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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                • #83
                  'Don't lose a loved one like we did,&quot; says family of ETX flu victim

                  Source: http://www.kltv.com/story/24412736/d...ne-like-we-did

                  'Don't lose a loved one like we did," says family of ETX flu victim
                  Posted: Jan 09, 2014 11:27 PM EST Updated: Jan 09, 2014 11:27 PM EST
                  By Lexie Cook - email

                  ARP, TX (KLTV) -

                  Health officials confirmed another flu-related death Thursday in East Texas.

                  Trinity Mother Frances Health Systems says one person died from the flu on Tuesday at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.

                  The family of the patient who died says they want to warn everyone about just how serious this virus can be.

                  They say the victim, 52-year-old Betty Sanchez, knew how to make people smile...

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                          • #88
                            H1N1 Flu Strain Blamed for Death of Wise County Man

                            The H1N1 flu strain appears to be the cause for the death of a 41-year-old man from Wise County.

                            Christopher Waskom died on New Year?s Eve at his Slidell home while resting up from a bug his family didn?t know was the flu.

                            ?He laid down to take a nap and 2 hours later I went to check on him and found him,? said wife Lacy Waskom.

                            Lacy says most of their family had been sick recently but Chris Waskom seemed to be in the worst shape.

                            http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/H1N...239514421.html

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