Denton County Reports Fourth Flu-Related Death

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Health officials in Denton County confirmed Wednesday their fourth flu-related death of the season.

Officials with the Denton County Health Department said the patient was a woman in her 30s who had received the flu shot and who had no underlying health conditions.

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

As of this writing there have been 38 confirmed flu-related deaths in North Texas including 26 in Dallas County, five in Tarrant County, four in Denton County, two in Collin County and one in Hunt County. There is also one possible flu-related death in Wise 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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