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Collin County Confirms Two More Flu Deaths

Friday, Jan 17, 2014  |  Updated 1:13 PM CDT
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Collin County confirmed Friday two new flu-related deaths. So far, 41 North Texans have died from influenza since the season started.

Kendra Lyn, NBC 5 News

Collin County confirmed Friday two new flu-related deaths. So far, 41 North Texans have died from influenza since the season started.

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Collin County health officials reported two more flu-related deaths in the county on Friday.

The victims are described as a Plano resident in her fifties and a Murphy resident in his sixties. Collin County has reported four total flu-related deaths this year, including these two victims.

That brings the total number of victims to 41 in North Texas during this flu season.

Anyone exhibiting flu-like symptoms is encouraged to seek immediate treatment from physicians. Additionally, not who have not received a flu shot should attempt to be immunized.

The Collin County Health Department said on Thursday they do not have any doses of the adult version of the flu vaccine available and are suffering from a shortage of the children's vaccine. County health officials suggest searching for shots at local doctor's offices and pharmacies.


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