Flu deaths Headlines

  • Unvaccinated Child Dies from the Flu in Florida, First Pediatric Death of the Flu Season

    An unvaccinated child in Florida died from the flu, officials said, marking the first pediatric death of the 2018-2019 flu season in the U.S. The Florida Department of Health announced the child’s death on Monday, but did not release their name, age, gender or location due to privacy issues; just that the child had not received a flu shot and did not have any other health issues, the New York Times reports. The child died between Sept. 30 and Oct. 6, early in the flu season. Health officials...

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  • Despite early flu deaths, health officials say signs point to 'milder flu season' this year

    The child, the first to die in the state, had not received a flu vaccination.

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  • Despite early flu deaths, health officials say signs point to 'milder flu season' this year

    The child, the first to die in the state, had not received a flu vaccination.

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  • Kansas records its first flu deaths of the season

    WICHITA, Kan. — Health officials say Kansas has recorded its first flu deaths of the season. The Wichita Eagle reports that the Kansas Department of Health and Environment says two deaths in the state have already been directly attributed to influenza as of Monday. Pneumonia has been the direct cause of death in another 38 deaths, and the flu or pneumonia has been contributing factors in an additional 132 deaths. In last week’s KDHE flu report for Kansas, there were 101 […]

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  • Flu season starts with early deaths, warnings to vaccinate

    With at least two flu-related deaths reported in North Carolina in the past several weeks, state officials are urging the public to get vaccinated before the flu season becomes serious. … Click to Continue

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  • Child first reported flu death in Florida, state reports

    A Florida child was the state's first to die this season due to flu-related illness during the week ended Oct. 6, according to the state's Department of Health. The child had not received a flu vaccination. Florida health officials identified the lethal strain as influenza B, which is less common and generally less severe than Influenza A, though both strains infect humans. The child, who was healthy before getting sick with the flu, had no known health conditions, according to the department of...

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