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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...

  • #2
    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."

    snip

    "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."

    snip

    ?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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    • #3
      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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      • #4
        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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        • #5
          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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          • #6
            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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            • #7
              Several deaths linked to swine flu in Texas

              Several deaths linked to swine flu in Texas

              The virulent H1N1 strain of influenza, also known as the swine flu, has been tied to several deaths in Texas including a Euless man who died last month, officials said.

              A Houston teen, whose identity was not released, died late last week from the flu, said Kathy Barton, spokeswoman for the city?s health department.

              Several adult deaths related to flu, including three in Dallas and four in Beaumont, have been reported by city or county officials. But there is no official statewide tally because health departments are not required to report adult flu-related deaths to the state.

              In Tarrant County, health officials believe 30-year-old Dustin Wright of Euless died Dec. 5 of complications related to H1N1.

              -snip-

              Three men with other health problems recently died from H1N1 in Harris County, according to Tricia Bentley, a spokeswoman for the county?s Institute of Forensic Sciences.

              Northeast Texas Public Health District reported three deaths in Longview.

              One person has died in Austin, Travis County officials said, while five others were in critical condition at Seton Medical Center Austin.

              Five people have died recently from flu-like illnesses while patients at Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth in Beaumont, said Sheri Ulmer, Beaumont?s public health director.

              They ranged in age from 26 to 67, and all had pneumonia, a common complication of influenza.

              Test results show that two of the five tested positive for H1N1. Those two are from Jasper and Bexar counties. The other three were from Jefferson, Orange and Hardin counties.

              http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/01...-to-swine.html
              "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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              • #8
                TX: Obit: Died 12-27-13 from flu/pneumonia; F, 79 yrs.

                Source: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dal...&pid=168874716

                Obituary

                Greer, Rogene Rogene Greer, age 79 of Dallas, TX, passed unexpectedly and abruptly from flu and pneumonia on Dec. 27th...

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                • #9
                  TX: Eight deaths reported in Dallas County due to flu, nine more suspected

                  Source: http://www.myfoxdfw.com/story/243593...unty-officials


                  Eight deaths reported in Dallas County due to flu, nine more suspected
                  Posted: Jan 03, 2014 6:27 PM EST Updated: Jan 03, 2014 10:01 PM EST
                  By: myfoxdfw.com Staff - email


                  The flu outbreak is growing and so is demand for vaccine, according to officials. Dallas County is now reporting eight deaths due to the flu, and another nine additional suspected flu deaths...

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                  • #10
                    Re: TX: Eight deaths reported in Dallas County due to flu, nine more suspected

                    pH1N1 Drug Resistant Low Reactor
                    CDC Fall 2013


                    <div style="text-align: center;">
                    <hr style="width: 30%;" />46 Cases over 49 Sequences<hr style="width: 30%;" /></div>
                    Introduction

                    In the 32 days covering 2013-10-17 to 2013-11-19, the&nbsp;<span style="color: #783f04;"><b>United States CDC</b></span>&nbsp;released a total of 49&nbsp;<b><span style="color: #632423; font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;;">pH1N1</span></b>&nbsp;sequences at&nbsp;<strong>GISAID&nbsp;</strong>on 46 human cases<strong>&nbsp;</strong>sampled from February 2013 to October 2013. Geographic surveillance includes&nbsp;<b>America,</b>&nbsp;<b>Africa, Asia, Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay&nbsp;</b>and<b>&nbsp;Peru.&nbsp;</b>

                    The sequences in this Analytic Report describe a high level of genetic activity at the <b><span style="color: #274e13;">Hemagglutinin</span></b> <b><span style="color: #660000;">antigenic area</span></b> between <b><span style="color: blue;">aa155</span></b> and <b><span style="color: blue;">aa158</span></b> with <b>5</b> amino variations and <b>4</b> silent revisions. &nbsp; <b><span style="color: #274e13;">HA</span></b> <b><span style="color: blue;">225G</span></b> is present in <b><span style="color: #660000;">quasi-species</span></b> on <b>2</b>&nbsp;American samples and as dominant form in <b>2</b> tropical countries. The <b>Dominican Republic</b> <b><span style="color: #274e13;">HA</span></b> <b><span style="color: blue;">225G</span></b>&nbsp;<b><span style="color: #660000;">Low Reactor</span></b> appears on a <b><span style="color: #7f6000;">TamiFlu Resistant</span></b> strain. &nbsp;<b><span style="color: #7f6000;">Drug Resistance</span></b> is also found in <b>2</b> US sequences and <b>1</b> South American case.
                    . . .

                    Read the Open-Access, Full-Text
                    Investigational Analytic
                    including Genetic Details

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                    • #11
                      TX: Dallas, Denton counties confirm 19 flu deaths

                      Source: http://www.ktvu.com/news/ap/health/d...-deaths/ncd54/

                      Updated: 4:19 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 | Posted: 4:19 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014
                      Dallas, Denton counties confirm 19 flu deaths
                      The Associated Press

                      DALLAS ?

                      Health officials in Dallas and Denton counties have confirmed 19 flu-related deaths as medical experts urge people to get vaccinated.

                      Dallas County Health and Human Services confirms 17 adult flu deaths since late December.

                      The Denton County Health Department on Monday confirmed the deaths of one adult and a girl. Both people from the Carrollton area had underlying medical problems...

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                      • #12
                        Dallas County Hospitalizations

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                        "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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                        • #13
                          Dallas: 29-yr-old mom of 3 dies days after symptoms start (Husband reports both A &amp; B strains involved)

                          Symptoms started on Saturday & she coded on her way to a CAT scan on Monday. Her husband says she had no known health problems, (she was working while he was in school), and is not aware of her having had a flu vaccine this year.

                          http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Mothe...239195881.html
                          Mother of three dies days after flu symptoms begin
                          by JASON WHITELY
                          WFAA
                          Posted on January 7, 2014 at 10:32 PM
                          Updated today at 10:41 PM
                          _____________________________________________

                          Ask Congress to Investigate COVID Origins and Government Response to Pandemic H.R. 834

                          i love myself. the quietest. simplest. most powerful. revolution ever. ---- nayyirah waheed

                          (My posts are not intended as advice or professional assessments of any kind.)
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                          • #14
                            Dallas, Denton counties confirm 19 flu deaths

                            DALLAS ? Health officials in Dallas and Denton counties have confirmed 19 flu-related deaths as medical experts urge people to get vaccinated.

                            Dallas County Health and Human Services confirms 17 adult flu deaths since late December.

                            The Denton County Health Department on Monday confirmed the deaths of one adult and a girl. Both people from the Carrollton area had underlying medical problems.

                            The Texas Department of State Health Services says medical providers are seeing an increase in flu across the state. Current vaccines are designed to protect against H1N1, commonly known as swine flu.

                            Child flu deaths must be reported to Texas health officials, but adult flu deaths are not tracked statewide.

                            http://www.athensreview.com/breaking...-19-flu-deaths

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                            • #15
                              Dallas - Alice Jones, 29-Year-Old Healthy Mother Of Three, Dies Of Flu




                              When Alice Jones came down with the flu last Thursday, the 29-year-old aspiring nurse thought it was the common cold.

                              While her husband, Darrell, got better, Alice's symptoms persisted. On Saturday he brought her to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with influenza. On Monday the mother of three died. She had no underlying medical conditions, WFAA reports.
                              ..


                              http://www.ibtimes.com/alice-jones-2...-photo-1533754

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