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Dallas County Reporting Two Flu-Related Deaths

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    Two adults have died in Dallas County as a result of the flu in the past week, according to the latest figures from Dallas County Health and Human Services. (Published Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015)

    Two adults have died in Dallas County as a result of the flu in the past week, according to the latest figures from Dallas County Health and Human Services.

    No further details were released other than they were Dallas County residents.

    So far, 14 adults have died from flu-related complications this season, which began in late September.

    Health officials said influenza activity is declining in Dallas County, as are influenza-associated hospitalizations.

    “Although we’re seeing a decline in flu reported cases, the flu is still circulating in Dallas County and we need to take precautions,” said Dallas County Health and Human Services Director Zachary Thompson.

    Flu was blamed in 58 deaths in Dallas County during the 2013-2014 flu season, including three children who died in March and April 2014.

    No influenza-associated pediatric deaths have been reported in Dallas County during the 2014—2015 season.

    “We’re not out of the woods yet, although there’s a decline. Definitely it's flu season and so everyone needs to take precautions,” said Thompson.

    Flu season in North Texas normally lasts through April.

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