7 more flu-related deaths reported in Dallas County

7 more flu-related deaths reported in Dallas County

7 more flu-related deaths reported in Dallas County

That's more than twice the 17 flu-related deaths reported in the entire 2016-17 season, health officials said.

(Indianapolis, Ind.) - Indiana's latest report on the flu shows a huge jump in flu related deaths.

We've confirmed three influenza-associated deaths and 233 hospitalizations in Oklahoma County for the 2017-2018 flu season.

Those who died were a 78-year-old from Cleveland, a 101-year-old from Euclid and a 95-year-old from Rocky River, the collaborative reported. In addition, the very young (0-4 years old) and school age children have been affected.

There have been 38 reported deaths in Dallas County, three in Tarrant County and two in Denton County. Almost 80% of confirmed flu cases are Type A, H3N2, with Type A, H1N1 and Type B, taking 10 percent (each) of the total cases.

More than 400 people have died from the flu around the country.

There were only 19 outbreaks during last year's entire flu season.

Symptoms of the flu include fever, headache, cough, runny or stuffy nose, fatigue and muscle aches.

The Ohio Department of Health said influenza A, or H3N2, is the most common virus this season. "The vaccine helps your body develop protection in two weeks and can lessen severity if one gets the flu".

However, given the mortality rate that has resulted from this flu season, county health officials are advising residents to seek out flu vaccines if they have not already been vaccinated.

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