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  • Ronan Kelly
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    Brutal flu season claims more than 130 lives across Dallas-Fort Worth
    FILED UNDERPUBLIC HEALTH AT 11 HRS AGO SHARE

    Written by
    Dana Branham, Breaking news reporter

    Updated Feb. 28: Revised to include additional flu deaths in Dallas and Denton counties.
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    Dallas County
    72
    Three deaths were reported Wednesday in Dallas County, bringing the season's toll to 72.
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    Tarrant County
    33
    Tarrant County reported 33 flu deaths as of Wednesday, a health department spokesman said.
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    https://www.dallasnews.com/news/publ...las-fort-worth

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  • Ronan Kelly
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    Denton County health officials report three more flu-related deaths
    FILED UNDERDENTON AT 6 MIN AGO

    The 2017-2018 influenza season grew deadlier on Tuesday, claiming three more lives in Denton County.

    Denton County Public Health reported that three adults succumbed to strains of the virus, bringing the season's death toll to 12.

    Public health officials did not report any influenza-associated deaths in Denton County during the past two seasons, although such reporting is not required. This season, the flu has claimed one child and 11 adults.
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    http://www.dentonrc.com/news/denton/...related-deaths

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  • Ronan Kelly
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    Brutal flu season claims more than 110 lives across Dallas-Fort Worth
    FILED UNDERPUBLIC HEALTH AT 7 HRS AGO SHARE

    Written by
    Dana Branham, Breaking news reporter


    Updated Feb. 21: Revised to include additional flu death in Denton County.

    The 2017-18 flu season continues to take a toll in Dallas-Fort Worth, and officials say it's too soon to know whether the worst is over.
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    Tarrant County
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    Tarrant County reported 24 flu deaths as of Feb. 16. All of the victims were adults, a health department spokesman said.
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    https://www.dallasnews.com/news/publ...las-fort-worth

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  • Ronan Kelly
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    Death toll from flu in Travis County climbs to 40
    by CBS AustinWednesday, February 21st 2018


    AUSTIN, Texas ? The death toll from the flu in Travis County has risen to 40, according to Austin Public Health.
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    http://cbsaustin.com/news/local/deat...y-climbs-to-39

    Bexar: 2
    Collin: 14
    Dallas: 69
    Denton: 9
    El Paso: 13
    Galveston: 2
    Harris (including Houston): 7
    Hays: 1
    McLennan: 2
    Midland: 7
    Montgomery: 3
    Parker: 1
    Tarrant: 23
    Travis (including Austin): 40

    ​Total: 193

    The count listed above is likely incomplete.


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  • Ronan Kelly
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    Local flu death toll rises to 13
    By: Andra Litton
    Posted: Feb 21, 2018 03:31 PM MST

    Updated: Feb 21, 2018 03:31 PM MST

    Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
    Image from MGN Online

    EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) - Two more El Pasoans have died as a result of the flu, according to the Department of Public Health. The latest deaths bring the total of flu-related deaths this season to 13.

    Just as with the previously reported deaths, the two recent cases involve elderly people, a woman in her 70s and man in his 80s and had underlying medical conditions.
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    http://www.elpasoproud.com/news/loca...o-13/985369567

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  • Ronan Kelly
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    Second child in Houston dies from flu-related causes (Harris County)
    By Todd Ackerman Updated 3:05 pm, Wednesday, February 21, 2018


    A second area child has died from flu-related causes, the Houston health department reported Wednesday.

    Health officials said a boy between the ages of 6 and 10 with pre-existing health conditions died in early February. They released no other details.
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    https://www.chron.com/news/medical/a...d-12630834.php

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  • Ronan Kelly
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    Denton County reports ninth flu-related death
    Staff report 3 hrs ago 0

    Denton County Public Health (DCPH) is reporting the ninth influenza-associated death, an adult in Denton County, for the 2017-18 flu season.
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    http://starlocalmedia.com/theleader/...52963ebf8.html

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  • Ronan Kelly
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    San Antonio teen dies days after flu diagnosis, father now warning others about virus (Bexar county)
    By Courtney Friedman - VJ, Reporter
    Posted: 11:11 PM, February 19, 2018
    Updated: 12:11 AM, February 20, 2018


    SAN ANTONIO - On Wednesday, 15-year-old Precious Angel Hernandez Cantu start to feel sick. Just four days later, she was put on life support and then she died.

    "I was the first person to hold her. I was the last person to hold her," her father, Steve Cantu, said.

    Cantu sat next to his sons Monday, holding his younger daughter as he grieved over his oldest.
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    Officials with the Santa Rosa Children's Hospital, where Precious was taken, said they cannot comment on her stay there. Metro Health, which reports pediatric flu deaths, cannot report yet whether Precious died from the flu. Officials said they need to investigate the cause of her death and that could take at least a week.
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    https://www.ksat.com/news/san-antoni...rs-about-virus

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  • Ronan Kelly
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    Harris County Public Health Confirms Flu-Related Pediatric Death
    Residents Encouraged to Protect Themselves from the Flu
    Harris County, TX - Harris County Public Health (HCPH) is confirming a flu-related death of a
    child in Harris County. This is the first pediatric death in Harris County this flu season (starting
    October 1, 2017). Due to confidentiality issues and out of respect for the privacy of the family
    during this difficult time, no further information on the child will be released.
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    http://publichealth.harriscountytx.g...-19-112452-013

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  • Ronan Kelly
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    Texas flu-related deaths rise to 4,000

    By: Natalie Martinez
    POSTED: FEB 17 2018 02:10PM CST

    VIDEO POSTED: FEB 16 2018 09:36PM CST
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    DSHS has reported six pediatric deaths in Texas so far. In region seven, which includes Bastrop and Williamson counties, there has been 512 flu related deaths.



    Friday, Travis County Public Health reported 39.
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    http://www.fox7austin.com/news/local...s-rise-to-4000

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  • Ronan Kelly
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    Dallas County Records 2 More Flu Deaths
    DCHHS is offering free flu vaccines to adults at area clinics
    By Kevin Young
    Published at 9:18 PM CST on Feb 16, 2018

    NBC 5 News
    Dallas County health officials confirmed two additional deaths Friday from flu-related illnesses.

    There have now been 69 flu deaths in Dallas County this season, according to Dallas County Health and Human Services.
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    https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/health/D...474357393.html

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  • Ronan Kelly
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    5 More Flu Deaths Reported in Dallas County
    DCHHS is offering free flu vaccines to adults at area clinics
    Published at 5:13 PM CST on Feb 14, 2018

    Dallas County health officials confirmed five additional deaths Wednesday from flu-related illnesses.

    There have now been 67 flu deaths in Dallas County this season, according to Dallas County Health and Human Services.
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    https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/health/5...474101333.html


    Bexar: 1
    Collin: 14
    Dallas: 67
    Denton: 8
    El Paso: 11
    Galveston: 2
    Harris (including Houston): 5
    Hays: 1
    McLennan: 2
    Midland: 7
    Montgomery: 3
    Parker: 1
    Tarrant: 23
    Travis (including Austin): 37

    ​Total: 182

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  • Ronan Kelly
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    El Paso's flu death toll climbs to 11
    By: Andra Litton
    Posted: Feb 14, 2018 04:58 PM MST

    Updated: Feb 14, 2018 04:58 PM MST


    Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
    EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) - As the confirmed number of flu cases in El Paso reaches 5,000 - the Department of Public health says three more people have died as a result of the epidemic.

    The latest flu victims include two men, one in his 80s and another in his 50s. The 11th death this season was reported as a woman in her 70s. All three victims had underlying medical conditions that complicated their treatment.

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    http://www.elpasoproud.com/news/loca...o-11/974263751

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  • Ronan Kelly
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    Flu death toll rises to 37 in Travis County
    The Travis County Health Department reported Thursday that the number of flu deaths recorded in Travis County has risen to 37.
    Author: Drew Knight
    Published: 5:58 PM CST February 13, 2018
    The Travis County Health Department said that as of Tuesday, the number of flu deaths recorded in the county has risen to 37.

    Officials reported that about 63 percent of those deaths occurred with people over the age of 80 and that most of the deaths have involved people with previous health conditions. Five of those deaths happened in February, officials said.
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    http://www.kvue.com/article/news/loc.../269-515507187

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  • Ronan Kelly
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    Denton County reports eighth influenza-associated death
    Staff report 19 min ago

    Denton County Public Health (DCPH) is reporting the eighth influenza-associated death, an adult in Denton County, for the 2017-18 flu season.

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    http://starlocalmedia.com/theleader/...9e24b9f6a.html

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