Sixth Flu-Related Death Reported in Dallas County This Season - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Sixth Flu-Related Death Reported in Dallas County This Season



    Flu Hitting North Texas Hard, Still Month Before Peak Season

    The flu is spreading, and we're still a month away from peak season. According to the CDC, three dozen states are reporting widespread outbreaks, and at least seven states have reported flu-related deaths, including Texas. (Published Monday, Jan. 1, 2018)

    Dallas County health officials confirmed Tuesday that another person has died from the flu.

    Six flu-related deaths have been reported so far this season in Dallas County, according to Dallas County Health and Human Services.

    The most recent victim was a 60-year-old Dallas resident.

    Additional identifying information is not provided by the health department.

    Texas has the most flu activity across the country, according to a new report released last week by Walgreens.

    The report tracks retail prescription data for antiviral medications used to treat influenza across Walgrees locations nationwide.

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