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  • Shiloh
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    Texas: Dallas County reports three adult deaths from flu as season ramps up

    Source: http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2...ramps-up.html/


    Dallas County reports three adult deaths from flu as season ramps up
    By Sherry Jacobson
    sjacobson@dallasnews.com
    12:33 pm on December 30, 2013 | Permalink

    The latest flu report from Dallas County Health and Human Services drives home the need to get a flu shot, if you haven?t already.

    ? Three adult deaths from the flu have been confirmed and two additional deaths are pending confirmation as flu-related.
    ? Twenty-four people were hospitalized in intensive care in the past two weeks with flu symptoms....

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  • Shiloh
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    East Texas teen stricken with flu in critical condition at Dallas hospital

    Source: http://www.kltv.com/story/24322968/e...allas-hospital


    ETX teen stricken with flu in critical condition at Dallas hospital
    Posted: Dec 29, 2013 2:54 PM EST Updated: Dec 29, 2013 01:57 PM
    By Carolyn Roy
    MARSHALL, TX (KSLA) -

    An East Texas teenager has been admitted to Texas children's hospital in Dallas following complications with the flu.

    According to a close family member, 14-year-old Jennings Neel of Marshall felt bad the day after Christmas and went to the doctor, where she tested positive for the flu. She was sent home with medications, but deteriorated quickly by the following morning...

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  • Shiloh
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    Texas: Dallas County Flu Cases Triple in past few weeks

    Source: http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/health/Da...236301451.html


    Dallas County Flu Cases Triple
    By Ken Kalthoff
    | Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 | Updated 6:55 PM CST

    The number of people testing positive for the flu more than tripled in Dallas County the past few weeks sparking new calls from health officials for inoculations...

    ...the latest Dallas County flu report
    now includes the death of a resident in October from flu related illness.

    For the week of Nov. 16, the report includes 19 people testing positive for the flu. By Nov. 30 the number rose to 67 positive cases...

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  • Shiloh
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    TX: Obit: Died of Type1A flu, M., 72 yrs.

    Source: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/twi...&pid=167607938

    Wayne L. BRITZ
    Obituary

    Age 72, Of Dallas, TX Formerly of Chisago City Died suddenly of complications from the Type1A Flu...

    Published in Pioneer Press on Oct. 20, 2013

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  • sharon sanders
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    Texas: Dallas preschool reopened after "stomach bug" hits

    Now reopened. Posted for general flu info since CDC fluview is closed due to gov shutdown.

    Dallas preschool temporarily closed because of stomach bug


    by JANET ST. JAMES

    WFAA

    Posted on October 10, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    Updated Thursday, Oct 10 at 6:35 PM


    "We got calls from 24 parents that their children were throwing up overnight and three teachers were sick,? said school director Mary Ann Green. ?And it was scattered throughout the school."

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    "We don't want to take those chances and have more illness,? said kindergarten teacher Hilary Nelson. ?This is the first time I've seen anything like this."

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    ?It's just out there in the community,? Greene said. ?Pediatricians are reporting it. Someone had been to an emergency room and said everyone there was vomiting. It's out there and we just wanted to see if we could stop it from going any further.?


    more....

    http://www.khou.com/news/texas-news?...&fDomain=10247

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  • Shiloh
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    Texas - Dallas/Ft. Worth area seasonal flu 2013/2014

    Source: http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2...nclick_check=1

    Dallas County reports an early, unexpected flu death in an adult
    By Sherry Jacobson
    sjacobson@dallasnews.com
    5:04 pm on October 14, 2013

    Zachary Thompson, director of Dallas County Health and Human Services, reported Monday the county?s first flu death this season ? in an adult.

    ?That?s why we?ve been pushing everybody to get a flu shot early,? said Thompson.

    The death is unusual not only for the how early it occurred but because influenza is not a reportable disease for adults, he noted...
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