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Collin County Confirms First Flu-Related Death

By Frank Heinz
|  Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014  |  Updated 5:21 AM CDT
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Collin County reports its first flu-related death was a Plano woman in her 50s who died late Wendesday night.

Ben Russell, NBC 5 News

Collin County reports its first flu-related death was a Plano woman in her 50s who died late Wendesday night.

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Health officials in Collin County confirmed the first flu-related death of the season Monday.

Officials with the City of Plano said the patient, a woman in her late 50s, had underlying health conditions and had not received the flu shot.

Per privacy concerns, further information about the woman is not expected to be released.

At this time, there have been 26 confirmed flu-related deaths in Dallas County, three in Denton County, one in Collin County and one possible flu-related death each in Wise County and Tarrant County.

With the flu season not expected to peak until February, health officials continue to urge those who have not yet received the flu vaccine to get one.


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