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  • WA: Flu outbreak in Snohomish County - 11 deaths this season

    Source: http://www.heraldnet.com/news/flu-ou...-hospitalized/

    Flu outbreak in Snohomish County kills five; 50 hospitalized
    One school has reported more than 10 percent absenteeism rates due to influenza-like symptoms.

    by Sharon Salyer
    Tuesday, January 2, 2018 12:30pmLocal NewsEverett

    EVERETT ó Influenza has killed five people in Snohomish County, part of an outbreak that has sent 50 people to local hospitals.

    The five deaths occurred in a one-week period between Dec. 21 and Dec. 28. All were among adults with underlying health conditions, said Heather Thomas, a Snohomish Health District spokeswoman. Information on the age of the patients who died was not immediately available.

    Four long-term care facilities in the county have reported outbreaks of influenza and one school has reported more than 10 percent absenteeism rates due to influenza-like symptoms...

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    Source: http://www.heraldnet.com/news/three-...ted-in-county/

    Three more flu-related fatalities reported in county
    The number of flu deaths has risen to eight, the highest of any county in the state.
    by Sharon Salyer
    Saturday, January 6, 2018 1:30amLocal NewsEverett

    EVERETT ó Three more adults have died from influenza-related causes in Snohomish County, with the number of flu deaths this season climbing to eight.

    Thatís the highest of any county in the state, according to the state Department of Health. Next is Spokane County, with seven flu-related fatalities.

    The local deaths include a man in his early 60s from Mill Creek and two people from Bothell, a man in his late 80s and a woman in her late 60s, according to the Snohomish Health District...

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      Source: http://www.heraldnet.com/news/3-more...complications/

      3 more people die from flu-related complications
      Itís more than any other county in the state for the second week, but hospitalizations are down.
      by Sharon Salyer
      Saturday, January 13, 2018 1:30amLocal NewsEverett

      EVERETT ó Three more people have died from influenza-related causes in Snohomish County, with the total number of flu deaths now rising to 11.

      Thatís more than any other county in the state for the second week in a row.

      However, the number of local hospitalizations for influenza-related illnesses has declined about 15 percent over the previous week, said Dr. Mark Beatty, health officer for the Snohomish Health District...

      ...The latest deaths in Snohomish County occurred in three men. Two were from Bothell, one in his mid-80s and one in his early 80s. The other, in his mid-90s, was from Stanwood...

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