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Denton County Reports Fifth Flu-Related Death

By Frank Heinz
|  Thursday, Jan 23, 2014  |  Updated 4:23 PM CDT
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Denton County Reports Fifth Flu-Related Death

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Health officials in Denton County confirmed Thursday their fifth flu-related death of the season.

Officials with the Denton County Health Department said the patient was a man in his 40s who had not received the flu shot and who had an underlying health condition.

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

As of this writing there have been 52 confirmed flu-related deaths in North Texas including 35 in Dallas County, six in Tarrant County, five in Denton County, four in Collin County and one each in Hunt and Wise counties.

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.

Editor's note: Initial information from the Denton County Health Department said this patient did not have any underlying health conditions.  That was found to be inaccurate.  The story has been updated and we regret the error.


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